The panel talk will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 in Room G01 of Hammond Hall, 160 Pearl St. Admission is free and open to the public. In Ng’s novel, the Lees are a Chinese-American family and Asian culture and identity is a prominent theme. This panel discussion will explore this theme in relation to the book and to Asians and Asian-Americans living in Fitchburg today.
Panelists will include Fitchburg High School senior Matthew Kroch, Fitchburg State international student Jinwie “Vince” Ma and Assistant Professor Jonathan Amakawa. The session will be moderated by Assistant Professor Wafa Unus. Light refreshments will be served.The culminating event of the Community Read will be an evening with Julia Cox at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 1 in the Falcon Hub in Hammond Hall, 160 Pearl St. Admission is free and open to the public. Cox is adapting Ng’s novel for an upcoming film adaptation.
In this question and answer session with Assistant Professor Kevin McCarthy, Cox will discuss the process she used to translate the novel into a screenplay. The talk will be followed by a book and movie trivia event.
For more information, visit the Fitchburg Community Read website.