Join us for An Evening with Cathy Park Hong, author of Minor Feelings, on Thursday, November 4 from 7-8 p.m. via Zoom. Deerfield Public Library has partnered with multiple Chicago-area libraries to bring you this special event. Be sure to register!

Cathy Park Hong will discuss her New York Times best-selling book Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, a collection of honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original essays that explore Asian American consciousness. Time magazine recently named Hong one of the “100 Most Influential People” of 2021, calling her “an energetic and necessary voice in the dialogue surrounding racism in the U.S.”

In an interview with Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Hong said that she hopes that after the event, attendees will understand that the conversation about race is not finished and that they will seek out other writers and figures of color. “I really hope that it piques their curiosity if they are new to the subject,” Hong said.

Hong is the poetry editor of the New Republic and is a full professor at Rutgers-Newark University. She will be in conversation with Chicago journalist Monica Eng., who is currently a reporter for Axios. Eng worked at Chicago’s WBEZ-AM for eight years as the station’s “Curious City” reporter and spent 16 years as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

Books can be purchased at Anderson’s BookshopBarbara’s BookstoreThe Book Bin, or The Book Stall. Thank you to these independent bookstores for their support.