Maxine Hong Kingston Reflects On Our Times [Offsite]

Maxine Hong Kingston Reflects on Our Times at "Peace Talks"

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland is happy to be the official bookseller as the East Bay-San Francisco Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom hosts Maxine Hong Kingston, celebrated author and professor of creative writing at UC Berkeley, in the last of their Peace Talks series. She will reflect on her life, on immigration, war, peace, and activism in conversation with Kate Raphael, author and producer of KPFA’s Women’s Magazine. Hear her on Sunday, September 17th, 3-5pm at the Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street in Berkeley at Ashby BART.  The event is free, all are welcome, wheelchair accessible, refreshments.

Kingston’s first book, a memoir entitled The Woman Warrior, was published in 1976 and won the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, making her a literary celebrity at age thirty-six. Her second book, China Men, earned the National Book Award. Both books are still widely taught in literature and other classes. Kingston has earned additional awards, including the PEN West Award for Fiction for Tripmaster Monkey, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and the National Humanities Medal, which was conferred by President Clinton. Her most recent books are The Fifth Book of Peace and I Love a Broad Margin to My Life. Kingston is currently Senior Lecturer Emerita for Creative Writing at the University of California, Berkeley. In July 2014, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama.

The Peace Talks Speaker Series is a presentation of the Women’s  International League for Peace and Freedom, East Bay and San Francisco branches.  See theirweb page: or

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Event date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
Ed Robert Campus
3075 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703