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Aresty Graduate Business Building, 103 STORER AUDITORIUM
Friday, October 26, 2012, 6:15 – 7:15pm
Award-winning author visits UM for lecture on language
Two generations of Asian-American writers will discuss the evolution of the American language and how other languages influence it atOpen Borders of the American Languageat theUniversity of Miami. Maxine Hong Kingston and M. Evelina Galang will appear together at 6:15 p.m. onOctober 26at the School of Business Administration's Storer Auditorium, 5250 University Drive on UM's Coral Gables campus. At the event, Hong Kingston will lecture, followed by a special conversation with Galang, the director of the UM Creative Writing Program and a published author.Hong Kingston is the author ofThe Woman Warrior,China Men,Tripmaster Monkey, The Fifth Book of Peace,and more, as well as a lecturer at the University of California Berkeley.She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award."I read her work. I watch her career moving through all its phases," Galang says about Hong Kingston. "I have learned what it means for writers who write stories from [the then] margins and their influence on the American literary landscape. This practice of writers mentoring emerging writers --whether it is through the page and by example from afar -- or in the classroom or in a university event -- is a valuable offering writers give writers on the rise."This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve seats, visithttp://www.as.miami.edu/kingston. A signature event for the University of Miami'sTaking Flightprogram that celebrates scholarship, research, community engagement and creative expression in the humanities and the arts, the program is a joint effort of the Creative Writing Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the President.