Sunday, October 11, 2009

First Person Salon

Born and raised in the South as a first generation Korean American, West Philadelphia resident (and PCB member) Charlene Kwon’s graphic stories frequently involve heat, sweat and alienation. At the Salon, she will present slides from her memoir, Hey Mom I Told My Therapist About You, and will discuss why she chose the graphic novel/artist book medium. She will finish with a reading of “Trees,” which also appears in the book. Her story “Trees” was a finalist in Glimmer Train Press’s Family Matters competition and is currently a finalist for the Flatmancrooked Prize for Excellent Writing Done During a Period of Great Fiscal Renewal. She was awarded a Dean’s Fellowship from Columbia University where she completed her MFA in 2007. Hey Mom I Told My Therapist About You was in an exhibition by the Philadelphia Center for the Book titled Stretching the Spine: Books on Health and Healing at Hahnemann Library.  The book is about her mom’s disappearance from 2001 to 2003.

Date: October 14th
Time: 7:30-9:30 pm (doors at 7:00)
Location: Laurie Beechman Cabaret, 601 S. Broad St.
Cost: $8

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