The meeting which originally scheduled for last week had to be cancelled due to an emergency. It has now been rescheduled.
When: Thursday, May 13
Where: Kat’s apartment in Fort Greene/Downtown Brooklyn near BAM (10 min walk from the 2/3/4/5 at Nevins St.) Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp and for instructions.
Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures
â€œKyoko Mori spent a largely unhappy childhood chafing at social restrictions in Japan before migrating to the American Midwest. In 12 beautifully turned essays she shuttles between these two cultures, observing local customs with a wondering eye. Too bold to be emotionally fluent in either land, Mori scrutinizesâ€“and sometimes ridiculesâ€“the sound of a womanâ€™s voice raised in a childish squeak; the differences between Americans who marry for love (and divorce the day it dissolves) and traditional Japanese women, who may be more likely to find happiness in an honorable widowhood; and the navigation of uncomfortable truths and painful emotions.â€
If you are interested, please contact Jessica Langbein atÂ email@example.com.