December 4, 2022

Club Book brings writers David Mura and Sun Yung Shin together for an evening of conversation about the Asian-American experience in Minnesota.


David Mura
David Mura

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Feb. 22, 2016) — The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is co-sponsoring the Club Book conversation between David Mura & Sun Yung Shin on Monday, March 14, 7 p.m., at the Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul.

Writers David Mura and Sun Yung Shin will come together for an evening of conversation about the Asian-American experience in Minnesota.

David Mura is a multitalented poet, novelist, memoirist, and playwright. His four full-length poetry collections to date include After We Lost Our Way, winner of the 1989 National Poetry Contest, and The Colors of Desire, winner of the Carl Sandburg Literary Award. Mura’s first memoir, Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sensei, gained distinction as a New York Times Notable Book.

Sun Yung Shin 2012, (photo by Dan Markworth)
Sun Yung Shin 2012, (photo by Dan Markworth)

Sun Yung Shin is a Korean American poet and educator. Her poetry debut, Skirt Full of Black, received the Asian American Literary Award in 2008. She is also editor of the anthology: A Good Time For The Truth: Race In Minnesota.

This program is free and open to the public. Doors open 45 minutes in advance the program and books will be available for sale/signing. Club Book, a program of the Metropolitan Library Services Agency and coordinated by Library Strategies Consulting Group, is funded by Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. This event is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.

Visit www.clubbook.org for more information.

Currently celebrating its 70th year, The Friends is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is stronger libraries for stronger communities. The Friends has a nonprofit consulting group, Library Strategies, that provides services to libraries and library organizations across the country and internationally. As an influential voice for libraries, we will ensure the Saint Paul Public Library and our partner libraries are vital centers of engaged, educated and diverse communities. The Friends also leads the Minnesota Book Awards and serves as the Minnesota Center for the Book – the state affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. For more information, contact The Friends at 651-222-3242 or visit www.thefriends.org.

1 thought on “Club Book with David Mura and Sun Yung Shin

  1. Thank you! The title of the anthology is actually A GOOD TIME FOR THE TRUTH: RACE IN MINNESOTA. I hope to see many good folks there for a great conversation with David and me. All best, Sun Yung

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