A UBC Connects Masterclass with
Represent, Represent: The stories we tell change the world around us
This event occurred on Thursday, March 4, 2021
In partnership with UBC Faculty of Arts
This series is made possible with the generous support of alumni UBC
Media Partner: The Georgia Straight
About the Speaker:
Kevin Kwan is the author of Sex & Vanity, and Crazy Rich Asians, the international bestselling novel that has been translated into more than 30 languages. The film adaptation became Hollywood’s highest grossing romantic comedy in over a decade. The book’s trilogy includes China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems. In 2018, Kwan was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
About the Masterclass:
This virtual Masterclass connects a small group of Faculty of Arts students with Kevin Kwan to discuss creative solutions to real-world problems. The talk will be moderated by Doretta Lau, an adjunct professor in the UBC Faculty of Arts Creative Writing Program. Lau is the author of the short story collection How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? (Nightwood Editions, 2014) and the poetry chapbook Cause and Effect (The Vault, 2020). The class is free and open to the broader UBC community, but participants are asked to register in advance.