Nami Mun to read from new novel at Nov. 15 Chicago Writers Series event
(Nov. 4, 2016) Join Chicago-based author Nami Mun as she reads excerpts from her upcoming novel at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Admission to this Chicago Writers Series event is free, and a reception will follow.
“Nami Mun has been called ‘one of America’s most distinctive and arresting literary voices,’” says Lynn Woodbury, professor of English. “We are thrilled to have her read as part of Oakton’s Chicago Writers Series.”
An award-winning writer, Mun received the Pushcart Prize, Hopwood Award and Farrar Prize. Her “exquisite and shattering” debut novel, “Miles from Nowhere,” draws on personal experience to weave the sobering tale of a Korean-American teenage runaway living on the streets of New York City. Since she was in seventh grade, Mun has held various jobs—from street ventor and Avon lady to photojournalist, criminal investigator and now professor of fiction writing at Columbia College Chicago.
Funded by the Oakton Educational Foundation and student activity fees, the Chicago Writers Series attracts award-winning fiction and nonfiction writers and poets to Oakton to perform, engage and educate. Oakton’s connection to native Chicago authors, as well as those who have called Chicago “home,” allows the community to access diverse, inspiring and relevant authors in a space outside the traditional classroom.
For more information, contact Lynn Woodbury at 847.635.1953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.