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Pankake Poetry featuring Wang Ping

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wang Ping
Wang Ping
Wang Ping, Photo by Sara Rubinstein

Please note: This event now begins at 4 p.m. Central Time. If you are unable to join us at this earlier time, the event will be recorded and made available online shortly after the date of the event.

The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries is proud to welcome you to an inspiring and thought-provoking new season of Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds. This season we are going virtual! All events will be held via Zoom for you to enjoy from the comfort of home. The new season begins with a treasured event, the 11th Annual Pankake Poetry Reading featuring Wang Ping.

Please make a reservation here to receive instructions for connecting via Zoom.


This event is free — all are welcome!
Reservations are available until 30 minutes prior to the event.

Event details

What: Friend Forum: A Series for Curious Minds presents the Pankake Poetry Series: “My Name Is Immigrant”
Who: Wang Ping
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 4 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Where: Online event. Please register to receive the Zoom link

About the event

At a time when immigration is at the forefront of national news, we will hear the singular voice of Wang Ping, a poet, writer, photographer, multimedia artist, and activist reading from her new book “My Name Is Immigrant.” Drawing from her own experiences and those of the immigrants she has met along the way, her poignant renderings are both moving and inspiring.

Following the reading, there will be a discussion with Wang Ping led by Cecily Marcus, curator of the Upper Midwest Literary Archives.

Wang Ping’s publications have been translated into multiple languages and include poetry, short stories, novels, cultural studies, and children’s stories. Her multimedia exhibitions address global themes of industrialization, the environment, interdependency, and the people.

About the Pankake Poetry Series

The Pankake Poetry Series was named in honor of retired librarian Marcia Pankake, whose love of poetry was demonstrated in the countless readings and poetry events she hosted at the University Libraries.

About the Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds

The Friends Forum — an exciting series of events to spark your curiosity and challenge your thinking — is brought to you by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.


September 29
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Online event
MN 55455 United States


Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries