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Talk-Story with Maxine Hong Kingston

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life will co-present “Talk-Story with Maxine Hong Kingston,” featuring the award-winning author of The Woman Warrior, on April 20, 2024, at 4:00pm at UCSB’s Multicultural Center (MCC). This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here:

Maxine Hong Kingston’s work has shaped or even launched half a century of Asian American literature and literary studies, while inspiring feminist thinking across disciplines. This event opens a retrospective on her two most influential books (The Woman Warrior and China Men) first and foremost by asking the legendary author to talk-story: to share reflections/backstories on the writing of these texts and the (family) life circumstances leading up to and away from their publications. These talk-stories may be accompanied by a slideshow of photographs, and those photographs themselves may inspire talk-story. Following that presentation, Kingston will be interviewed by erin Khue Ninh, Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies at UCSB and a scholar and student, both, of Kingston. The conversation will weave between questions of writing and biography, feminism and activism, field-defining and evergreen topics such as intergenerational conflict and mental health, and what it has been like to be Maxine Hong Kingston.


April 20
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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UCSB MCC Theater
Multicultural Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93016 United States
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