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Happiness Zoom with Weike Wang
March 31, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
The Happiness Committee of the MGH Hospital Medicine Unit hosts Happiness Zooms to support each other and our community!
*Co-sponsored by the MGH Writer-in-Residence Program*
This month, they welcome a very special guest, Weike Wang.
“Was it harder to be a woman? Or an immigrant? Or a Chinese person outside of China? And why did being a good any of the above require you to edit yourself down so you could become someone else?” -Joan is Okay
The Happiness Committee invites you to meet acclaimed author Weike Wang in a conversation moderated by Dr. Suzanne Koven, MGH Writer-in-Residence and primary care doctor!
Weike Wang is author of the new novel JOAN IS OKAY (Random House 2022), about an ICU doctor and her journey as a woman in a male-dominated workplace, an early-career professional, and an Asian-American immigrant in America. Weike’s debut book CHEMISTRY won the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Award. She is the recipient of a Whiting Award and a National Book Foundation 5 under 35. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares and The New Yorker, among other publications. She is in the 2019 Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prizes. She earned her MFA from Boston University and her other degrees (a bachelor’s in chemistry and a doctorate in epidemiology) from Harvard. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, Barnard College, and Columbia University.