Reading and Conversation with Gish Jen
Gish Jen’s new novel, The Resisters (February 2020), invites the reader into a not-so-distant dystopian future. In AutoAmerica, water covers half the land and the internet has become the face of a surveillance state.
Jen’s previous works include The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap (2017), Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self (2013), Love Wife (2004), and Mona in the Promised Land (1996). Her short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and dozens of other periodicals and anthologies. Jen is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the recipient of honorary doctorates from Williams College and Emerson College; and a recipient of Lannan, Fulbright, Radcliffe, Guggenheim, and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships.
Copies of The Resisters will be available for purchase at the event. A reception and book signing will take place at 6 pm, following the reading.
Feb 24, 4:30–6 PM
Apr 14, 2–6 PM
Feb 25, 7:30–10 PMShoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Shoshana Zuboff, professor emerita at Harvard Business School, discusses her recent book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and how our economy, politics, and society are increasingly being shaped by digital technologies.Event Date:Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -7:30pm to 10:00pm
Apr 9, 4:30–6 PMConversation and Bilingual Poetry Reading: Martín Espada and Yara Liceaga-Rojas
Poets Martín Espada and Yara Liceaga-Rojas join us for readings from their latest works. This event will feature poetry and conversation in both English and Spanish.Event Date:Thursday, April 9, 2020 -4:30pm to 6:00pm