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The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Author Gish Jen

November 15, 2019
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm

Ira Allen Chapel
Please note: This free talk is part of our Fall Conference 2019, but it is open to the public. Registration is not required in order to attend this event. This talk replaces the originally scheduled event with Heavy author Kiese Laymon.

Author of The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap, Gish Jen offers a provocative and essential look at the different ideas Eastern and Western cultures have about self and society. What’s more important—self-sacrifice or self-definition? Do we ultimately answer to something larger than ourselves—a family, a religion, a troop? Or is our mantra “To thine own self be true”?


Richelle Franzoni
(802) 262-1355


Ira Allen Chapel
26 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405 United States
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