4:30 p.m. — Craft Talk, Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition
7:30 p.m. — Conversation/Q&A, Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition
Grace Cho is the author of Tastes Like War: A Memoir (2021), a National Book Award Nonfiction Finalist that investigates the impact of the immigration experience, the aftermath of the Korean War, small town American life, the comforts of Korean food, and a mother’s battle with schizophrenia. Cho grew up as the daughter of a white American merchant marine and a Korean bar hostess he met abroad. They settled in a small town in rural Washington state during the Cold War, where they endured xenophobia and stood out as an unusual family, while her mother descended into mental illness. TIME magazine and NPR named it a “Best Book of the Year.”
Funding provided by UAlbany Professors Emerita in English, Judith Barlow and Judith Fetterley. Cosponsored by UAlbany’s Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.