Celebrated writer to speak at WMU

Contact: Deanne Puca
Headshot: Dr. Xuefei Jin.


KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Chinese-American poet and novelist Dr. Xuefei Jin will speak on "Displacement as Opportunity" at a lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in 1910 Sangren Hall at Western Michigan University.

Jin, who uses the pen name Ha Jin, is the winner of the prestigious National Book Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He is director of the creative writing program at Boston University.

His visit is being organized by WMU's Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, and co-sponsored by the WMU Department of English, Haenicke Institute for Global Education and University Center for the Humanities.

For more information, contact Dr. Wei-Chiao Huang, WMU professor of economics, at huang@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5528.

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