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BABEL | Michelle Zauner

Just Buffalo Literary Center presents
BABEL featuring
Michelle Zauner
Thursday, November 9, 2023
8:00 pm
Doors open & VIP Patron Reception at 7:00 p.m.

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for an evening with bestselling author and indie rock musician Michelle Zauner who will move audiences with her reflections on family, food, grief, and endurance from her touching memoir, Crying in H Mart.

Season Subscriptions include a ticket for all (4) of Just Buffalo Literary Center’s BABEL 2023-24 events.

Musician, author, and director MICHELLE ZAUNER is best known as the frontwoman for her acclaimed indie pop band, Japanese Breakfast, and her bestselling memoir, Crying in H Mart. Named a TIME 100 Most Influential Person, she has won acclaim from major music outlets around the world for releases like Psychopomp (2016) and Soft Sounds from Another Planet (2017).

When Zauner was 25, her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Zauner moved home to become her mother’s caretaker, embarking on a journey that would force a reckoning with her identity and eventually a reclamation of the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her. Zauner shares her story of family, food, grief, and self-discovery.

In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother’s particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother’s tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.

It was her mother’s diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.


Thursday, November 9, 2023
8:00 pm
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