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Author Hour: with Matt Ortile, Shawna Yang Ryan & Weike Wang

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Teens , Adults

Program Description

Event Description

Join us on Facebook Live for a new segment of Author Hour (on the 3rd Saturday each month!) We will be honoring Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month and discussing writing, publishing and all things in between with authors Matt Ortile (The Groom Will Keep His Name), Shawna Yang Ryan (The Green Island) and Weike Wang (Chemistry). **

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:


Matt Ortile

Matt Ortile is the managing editor of Catapult magazine. Previously, he was the global publishing lead for BuzzFeed International and the founding editor of BuzzFeed Philippines. His writing has been published by BuzzFeed, Into, Self, and Out, among others. He lives in NYC.

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Shawna Yang Ryan

Shawna Yang Ryan is a former Fulbright scholar and the author of Water Ghosts (Penguin Press 2009) and Green Island (Knopf 2016). She is the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Her writing has appeared in ZYZZYVA, The Asian American Literary Review, The Rumpus, Lithub, and The Washington Post. Her work has received the Association for Asian American Studies Best Book Award in Creative Writing, the Elliot Cades Emerging Writer award, and an American Book Award.


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Weike Wang

Weike Wang is a graduate of Harvard University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry and her doctorate in public health. She received her MFA from Boston University. Her fiction has been published in literary magazines, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train, and Ploughshares, which also named Chemistry the winner of its John C. Zacharis Award. A “5 Under 35” honoree of the National Book Foundation, Weike currently lives in New York City.


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