Chang-Rae Lee Speaks at Annual Benefit

Chang-Rae Lee Speaks at Annual Benefit

Above: Chang-rae Lee, center, with People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos’ Executive Director Pat Andres, left, and Vice President Lynne Fagles, right.
 

April 13, 2012 — People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos welcomed prize-winning novelist Chang-rae Lee to our annual benefit evening on April 13th.  Lee honored guests with his courageous act of reading from the first twelve pages of a work-in-progress, which will become his next published novel.  In one of the final passages of Lee’s piece, a main character is represented as experiencing life so deeply she feels unbounded and free.  Later, in response to an audience question, “Why do you write?” it was exactly this freedom Chang-rae Lee sees as the key to why he writes.

We are tremendously grateful to our generous supporters who helped us make this night a success!