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Saturday, April 30th: <br>Word from Asia- Contemporary Writing from Korea, Japan and Pakistan<br>

Korea: 12:30 to 2:00pm
Join South Korean novelist Kim Young-ha, author of Your Republic is Calling You and Susan Choi, the award-winning novelist and author of A Person of Interest with translator and editor Bruce Fulton (trans., Hwang Sunwon- Lost Souls) More information on event

Japan: 2:30 to 4:00pm
Join one of Japan's most influential cultural critics and translators, Motoyuki Shibata, as he engages four innovative and hybrid literary voices leading contemporary novelist Hiromi Kawakami, eminent Haiku poet Minoru Ozawa, and their Japan-inspired American counterparts, novelist Rebecca Brown and poet/ translator Joshua Beckman.More information on event

Pakistan: 4:30 to 6:00pm
The recent surge in interest in Pakistani culture is reflected in the landmark publication of Modern Poetry of Pakistan, the first anthology of Pakistani poetry ever to include contemporary work translated from seven major languages, six regional (Bolachi, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Pashto, Seraiki, and Sindhi) and one national (Urdu). Join Hasina Gul, a woman poet and broadcaster, Urdu poet Fahmida Riaz, and poet and travel writer Waqas Khwaja, the editor of the anthology, for a poetry reading and discussion of the rich variety of contemporary Pakistani poetry. More information on event