Ishle Yi Park Live at Crowell

Ishle Yi Park, former poet laureate of Queens, is performing at Crowell Concert Hall this Thursday and Friday:

Stories from Corea
Crowell Concert Hall
5pm on Thursday, April 17th, 2008

So what’s all the hype about ~ is she talented? Reckless? Crazy? Honest?

See for yourself! Bar none, Ishle Yi Park is a one -woman concert on rollerblades. This Korean American poet & former Poet Laureate of Queens will share personal stories, poems, and songs inspired by her trips to North and South Korea, discuss her own political activism and views on reunification, and thoroughly entertain you along the way. Q & A to follow. Dinner will be provided.

*Sponsored by Wesleyan World Wednesday, Diversity Academic Achievement Fund, Adelphic Education Fund, SALD, WSA, April Awareness Planning Committee, English Department, Freeman East Asian Studies Center, Writer’s Program, and Student of Color Committee

Crowell Concert Hall
8pm on Friday, April 18, 2008
$4 at Box Office

Ishle Yi Park will have a special performance during the Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander show about her experience as an Asian American woman.

Event notice sent by Maria Hwang ’08 on behalf of Awareness of Relations of East Asia (AREA), a student activist group aimed at informing the Wesleyan Community about political, historical, and cultural issues in East Asia:

Having done documentary screenings and exhibitions, this is AREA‘s first-ever spoken word performance by a guest performer. Please show your support by attending both of our events. Ishle Yi Park will have a solo performance on April 17th at Crowell Concert Hall and an encore performance at Mabuhay on April 18th also at Crowell. Invite friends and family to these once-in-a lifetime events!

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