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Asian Pacific American Reading Group

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The Newcomb Institute's Asian Pacific American Reading Group (APARG) is a space for students, staff, faculty, and allies to discover and discuss contemporary literature by APA authors and creators.  The group strives to create meaningful dialogue that encourages inclusivity, awareness, and the uplifting of lived experiences.   

The Reading Group focuses on the exchange of ideas and the opportunity to explore new literature and highlight APA authors. We hope to curate and provide an ongoing, evolving list of suggested written works (memoirs, novels, short stories, poetry) that you as the reader can choose from. The discussion meetings will provide a reflective environment to explore common cultural and literary themes.   

We are excited to announce the first meeting discussing Min Jin Lee's book, Pachinko.  

Our first meeting will take place in December and be accessible in person. 

Coinciding with the Institute's Zale-Kimmerling Writers Residency programming, our second meeting will be in early spring 2023.  For those interested, we will provide copies of Pachinko to be read over winter break and meet for a group discussion prior to Min Jin Lee’s reading on March 20, 2023. 

If you are interested in joining our mailing list, please fill out this form here. Please contact aparg.ni@gmail.com for any questions or more information. 

First Meeting:

December 2, 2022 

12:00 to 1:30 PM

in Diboll Gallery, 3rd Floor of The Commons (43 Newcomb Place)