National Book Award winner and author of the acclaimed memoir The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston presents the stories and ideas behind her latest work, The Fifth Book of Peace. She'll speak about the life and art that bring such a book into being and offer answers to the question "What can a peaceful individual do in a time of war?"
Kingston is senior lecturer for creative writing at the University of California, Berkeley. She has earned numerous accolades for her memoirs and works of fiction including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the PEN West Award for Fiction, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and the National Humanities Medal. Kingston is also the author of China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, and Hawai'i One Summer.
Cosponsored by Ohio State's Creative Writing Program, Department of English; Comparative Ethnic and American Studies Committee; Department of Comparative Studies in the Humanities; The President and Provost's Diversity Lecture Series; and the Wexner Center.
Free for to all audiences (advanced registration required)
Columbus, OH 43210United States