Poynter - Esmé Weijun Wang: In Conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang on Mental Health, Ableism, and Spirituality

Event time: 
Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 10:30am
Loria Center for the History of Art (LORIA), 250 See map
190 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Calendar Speaker/Performer: 
Esmé Weijun Wang, Novelist and Essayist
Event description: 

Esmé Weijun Wang is a novelist and essayist. She is the author of the New York Times-bestselling essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias (2019), and a debut novel, The Border of Paradise. She was named by Granta as one of the “Best of Young American Novelists” on its decennial list in 2017 and won the Whiting Award in 2018. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, she is the founder of The Unexpected Shape™ Writing Academy for ambitious writers living with limitations. Esmé has been featured and mentioned in a number of publications and podcasts/radio, including the New York Times, the New Yorker Online, the Washington Post, BBC Ideas, PBS Newshour, and Weekend Edition (NPR). She has also been heard on KCRW’s UnFictional, WNYC, and NPR’s Weekend Update. She can be found at esmewang.com and on Twitter @esmewang

The talk will also be streamed virtually, accessible via registration