Maxine Hong Kingston, whose book The Woman Warrior is said to be the most frequently taught work of a living writer in US universities, reflects on the truths she received from her parents, both of whom were undocumented. She talks about how the Vietnam War affected her family - two of her brothers were drafted, and her feelings about pacifism and Buddhism, as well as how she became a writer and the impact of negative comments about her work. I'll be in conversation with Maxine next Sunday, September 17, at the final Peace Talk sponsored by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom East Bay and San Francisco.
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Maxine Hong Kingston Reflect on Our Times
Sunday, September 17th 3-5pm
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley (at Ashby BART)
Event is free, wheelchair accessible, refreshments served, all are welcome
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The East Bay-San Francisco branches of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is honored to have Maxine Hong Kingston, celebrated author and professor of creative writing at UC Berkeley, as the final speaker in our Peace Talks series. She will reflect on her life and writing, on immigration, war, peace, and activism. She will be in conversation with Kate Raphael, author and producer of KPFA’s Women’s Magazine.
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