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 eighth edition of Writers Block featuring Soo Hugh! You will be able to listen to Soo speak more about her work on Pachinko and her personal story. Also get a chance to ask her your questions first-hand in a private Zoom room! Limited spots available.
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This event will be recorded and published afterward. If you would like to opt-out, you may disable your camera during the event.
About Soo Hugh
Soo Hugh serves as showrunner, executive producer, writer and visionary behind the drama series PACHINKO, which received critical acclaim with reviews calling it, “masterpiece tv”, “one of the best things on tv”, “Apple’s Best TV Show So Far”, and “one of the best adaptations of not just this year but of all time”.
Following the success of PACHINKO, Hugh is continuing her fruitful partnership with Apple TV+ as co-showrunner of THE WHITE DARKNESS, based on David Grann’s nonfiction book of the same name, the project is inspired by Henry Worsley, played by Tom Hiddleston. Hugh recently signed a multi-year overall deal with UCP to develop, write and produce projects in addition to launching an incubator program, “The Thousand Miles Project,” to help bring more AAPI stories to cinematic life and jumpstart fruitful careers in the entertainment industry.
Hugh was previously the co-showrunner for the critically-lauded first season of AMC’s THE TERROR, creator of THE WHISPERS for ABC, and other television credits include writing on THE KILLING (AMC) and UNDER THE DOME (CBS).
About the show, Pachinko
Based on the New York Times bestseller, this sweeping saga chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations as they leave their homeland in an indomitable quest to survive and thrive.
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.