6:00 - 7:00
This is a hybrid event. Registration is required for Zoom attendance. In-person attendance does not require registration; seats available first come, first served.
An evening with memoirist Stephanie Foo and Esmé Weijun Wang, discussing Foo’s book What My Bones Know. In 2018, This American Life journalist Stephanie Foo was diagnosed with complex PTSD. At the time, she struggled to find material that wasn't stigmatizing, so she set out to write her own story. Foo explores many healing methods, including going back to her hometown of San Jose, California to investigate deeply buried mental health issues in her Asian American community, and the lasting power of intergenerational trauma.
A book sale will be provided by Booksmith. You can order Stephanie Foo’s new book online now.
Stephanie Foo is a writer and radio producer, most recently for This American Life. Her work has aired on Snap Judgment, Reply All, 99% Invisible and Radiolab. A noted speaker and instructor, she has taught at Columbia University and has spoken at venues from Sundance Film Festival to the Missouri Department of Mental Health. She lives in New York City with her husband.
Esmé Weijun Wang is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays and The Border of Paradise: A Novel. She received the Whiting Award in 2018 and was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists of 2017; she has also received fellowships to Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. She has written about a number of painful topics in creative nonfiction, such as involuntary hospitalization, sexual assault and illness.
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