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 seventh edition of Writers Block with author Yoon Choi! You will be able to listen to Yoon speak more about her book and her personal story. Also get a chance to ask her your questions first-hand and get to know her in an exclusive Zoom room. Limited spots available.
This program is made possible by our monthly Storytellers Circle donors. Consider joining in order to keep events like this free!
This event will be recorded and published afterward. If you would like to opt-out, you may disable your camera during the event.
About Yoon Choi
YOON CHOI was born in Korea and moved to the U.S. at the age of three. She has an MA from Johns Hopkins and is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford. Her stories and essays have appeared in New England Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Narrative Magazine, and The Best American Short Stories 2018. She lives with her husband and four children in Anaheim, California. Her debut story collection, Skinship, is out from Alfred A. Knopf.
About the book, Skinship
A long-married couple is forced to confront their friend’s painful past when a church revival comes to a nearby town … A woman in an arranged marriage struggles to connect with the son she hid from her husband for years … A well-meaning sister unwittingly reunites an abuser with his victims.
Through an indelible array of lives, Yoon Choi explores where first and second generations either clash or find common ground, where meaning falls in the cracks between languages, where relationships bend under the weight of tenderness and disappointment, where displacement turns to heartbreak.
Skinship is suffused with a profound understanding of humanity and offers a searing look at who the people we love truly are.
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.