Virtual Conversation with Vietnamese American Graphic Novelist Thi Bui

  • Organization Name:
    Windham Textile & History Museum

  • Organization City:
    Willimantic

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 3pm Bui will speak about her beautifully illustrated and emotional graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir. The novel documents her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. Bui’s virtual keynote will highlight Eastern Connecticut State University’s NEA Big Read. Dr. Nunez, Eastern President will introduce this event. The presentation is virtual, open to the public, and will include a Q&A session, moderated by Dr. Chang, Assistant Professor of History and Asian and Asian American Studies, UConn.


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