Annual Event Announced

Annual Event Announced

March, 2012 — Award-winning novelist, Chang-rae Lee, will read from his work at a wine and dessert reception to benefit People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos on April 13 at the Nassau Club in Princeton.  Lee is currently a professor of creative writing at Princeton University, where he has served as program director.  His novels include Native Speaker (1995), A Gesture Life (1999), and  Aloft (2004), all of which have won critical acclaim and several awards, including the PEN/Hemingway and Asian American Literary Awards.  His most recent novel, The Surrendered (2010), won the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Immigrating at age 3 from Korea to the United States, Lee is familiar with the outsider’s perspective.  His characters experience the cultural divide and his themes often explore the problems of identity and assimilation.

The Board of People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos is delighted and grateful to Chang-rae Lee for honoring the organization with his appearance and  for highlighting its mission to bring the power of literature to groups who might not otherwise have access to it..

Tickets for the April 16 dessert reception and reading by Chang-rae Lee at the Nassau Club start at $100 per person; $250 and above includes dinner with the author. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, or to make a reservation, please contact People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos’ Executive Director, Pat Andres, at (609) 393-3230 or e-mail: [email protected].

Corporate Sponsors include:

– Anne Skalka and Associates
– Bernuth and Williamson
– Borden Perlman
– Glenmede Trust Company
– Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies
– Princeton Construction Group
– Strong Book Repair
– Taft and Partners