May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, and an opportunity to reflect on the contributions and experience of Canadians of Asian descent and Asian immigrants to Canada.
The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) and Queen’s University Library are coming together to highlight the voice of a renowned Asian Canadian author with Bookmarks: Author Talk with Jack Wang.
Wang authored We Two Alone, a book focused on the Asian diaspora in Canada and beyond. According to a release from the library, House of Anansi Press describes the book as deeply affecting, with characters that “embody the diversity of the diaspora at key moments in history and in contemporary times.”
The book was longlisted for Canada Reads 2022.
“Working with Queen’s to host authors like Jack Wang is something special for our community,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “We Two Alone sheds light on the common, yet rarely heard experiences from within Chinese diasporas. Works like this are getting more recognition through Canada Reads and our region loves Canadian authors. We can’t wait to welcome Jack!”
KFPL said that the event includes a reading, a discussion of Wang’s creative process, and a Q&A session, all happening online on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. Register online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/6384424 or call 613-549-8888.
The library thanks the Friends of Kingston-Frontenac Public Library for generously sponsoring this event.