Writers Block is our quarterly free virtual community event where you can personally engage with Korean American authors live!
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Join us for our final edition of Writers Block with Books Agent, Cindy Uh. You will be able to listen to her speak more about herself and her experience as a Korean American books agent at CAA. At the end of the program, you will get the chance to ask questions to Cindy first-hand!. Limited spots available.
This program is made possible by our monthly Storytellers Circle donors. Consider joining in order to keep events like this free!
If you have attended any of our Writers Block, you will know that at the end of the program we give one attendee a signed copy of a book. As our final giveaway, Cindy has generously offered a 30 minutes 1-on-1 session with her to one lucky attendee! You must be registered for the event and and present in the Zoom room to be considered. Winner of the giveaway will be selected at random.
This event will be recorded and published afterward. If you would like to opt-out, you may disable your camera during the event.
Cindy Uh is a Books Agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Based in New York, Uh creates publishing opportunities for the agency’s clients across all departments and represents accomplished artists and creators such as Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o; Simu Liu, the first Asian Marvel superhero; Emmy nominated SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member Cecily Strong; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks; Senior White House Correspondent for CBS News Weijia Jiang; host of Netflix’s HIGH ON THE HOG and founder of WHETSTONE Stephen Satterfield; plus actress and “America’s Mom” Tabitha Brown and acclaimed chef Roy Choi. Uh also represents many of the world’s leading activists, journalists, thought leaders, illustrators, and changemakers, including Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘Me Too’ movement, and Mónica Ramirez, the founder and president of Justice for Migrant Women; creatives who challenge the status quo like American Ballet Theatre principal dancer and pop star James Whiteside, and Black queer femme Christopher Griffin most well-known for their alter-ego, Plant Kween; plus, women of color in the wellness/spirituality space, including Alexandra Elle, Erica Chidi, and Lauren Ash.
Uh graduated from Boston College with a degree in Communications. She went on to receive her J.D. from UCLA School of Law with a concentration in Critical Race Studies. Before transitioning to agenting in 2015, she was an employment discrimination attorney in New York City. Advocacy continues to be at the heart of Uh’s work, leading her to represent clients whose work centers on activism and culture, and uplifting marginalized and underrepresented voices.
About the Host, Jay Oh
Jay is a board member of KoreanAmericanStory.org, as well as the Senior Director of Arts and Culture at the Korea Society. She has worked in publishing and non-profit art organizations in Greensboro, N.C., Minneapolis, and New York.