April 27, 2018

ACWW and University of Toronto presents Kim Thuy on May 7, 2018

The Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop (ACWW) is expanding across Canada, starting with a Toronto chapter, led by author JF Garrard and Dr. Lisa Rose Mar, Richard Charles Lee Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies.  ACWW and the University of Toronto are proud to host Kim Thúy, who will be reading from her novel Vi followed by audience Q&A as part of Asian Heritage Month.  Born in Saigon in 1968, Kim left Vietnam with the boat people at the age of ten and settled with her family in Quebec. A graduate in translation and law, she has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer, restaurant owner, and commentator on radio and television. She lives in Montreal and devotes herself to writing.

CBC News describes Vi as “exploring the lives, loves and struggles of Vietnamese refugees as they reinvent themselves in new lands.

The book will be available for sale at the venue.  To register, please go to: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai/event/25264/register/

Monday, May 7, 2018, 5:30PM-7:30PM at Munk School of Global Affairs (208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place)