Gish Jen  Gish Jen – writer
Her fine first novel was Typical America. Her new book is non-fiction, The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining The East-West Culture Gap. The west embraces the primacy of the self, she asserts. “And this above all, to thine own self be true.” OK, that’s Polonius, and he’s fictional, but still. The east looks to the family, to society. We’ll talk about this and listen to Alexander Wu on MOCA’s 85-key upright Harmony piano. And maybe someone will explain the 3 missing keys.
Thursday, March 2, 6:00 PM
Museum of Chinese in America
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3/8 Anthony Appiah – philosopher
Princeton Public Library

3/13  Zarin Hainsworth – Int. women’s rights activist
Baha’i Center

3/27 Vasu Mohn – Int. Foundation for Electoral Systems
Baha’i Center

3/29 Jonathan Greenblatt – head of ADL
JCC Manhattan

4/3 Ellen Lippmann & Dhabah Almontaser – a rabbi, a Muslim activist
Church of Gethsemane, Park Slope

4/13 Siri Hustvedt - writer
Brooklyn Historical Society

4/24 Michael Urie – actor
Red Bull theater

4/26 Kenny Vance – musician
KGB Bar – produced with Humanities NY

5/3 Harriet Washington – medical journalist
Columbia Univ. Medical Center

5/8 Benjamin Swett – writer, photographer
Planthouse Gallery

5/18 Joshua Ferris & Jim Shephard – writers
Center for Fiction

5/24 Paul Shaffer – musician
KGB Bar – produced with Humanities NY

6/1 Hallgrímur Helgason – Icelandic artist & writer
International Print Center

6/7 Jonathan Safran Foer – writer
JCC Manhattan

7/8 Kameelah Janan Rasheed- artist
LMCC, Governor’s Island

10/4 Anne Pasternak – art critic, curator
Planthouse Gallery