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Jenny Heijun Wills | Koffler Arts
September 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10 – $20
Ben McNally Books is thrilled to partner with Koffler Arts for their Fall Books & Ideas Series.
The Koffler’s Books & Ideas Series presents author Jenny Heijun Wills in conversation with Carrianne Leung. Co-presented by Diaspora Dialogues
Tuesday September 17
720 Bathurst Street
$10 to $20
Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Jenny Heijun Wills was born in Korea and adopted as an infant into a white family in small-town Canada. In her late twenties, she reconnected with her first family and returned to Seoul. In her breathtaking new memoir, Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related, Wills traces her heartrending journey of reunion with her Korean mother, father, siblings, and extended family. Delving into gender, class, racial and ethnic complexities, the book describes in visceral lyrical prose the painful ripple effects that follow a child’s removal from a family and the rewards that flow from both struggle and forgiveness. Jenny will be in conversation with author Carrianne Leung.
Jenny Heijun Wills has lived, studied, and worked in Toronto, Montreal, Boston, and Seoul and holds a PhD in English Literary Studies. She currently teaches at the University of Winnipeg.
Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer and educator. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Equity Studies from the University of Toronto. Her debut novel, The Wondrous Woo (Inanna Publications), and her recent collection of linked stories, That Time I Loved You (Harper Collins Canada) were both shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award.