Lisa See | The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
When: July 14, 2018 @ 11am–1pm
Where: Marlton Hotel, 5 W 8th St, New York, NY, 10011
Cost: Free for Members (Membership for students is $20/year)
The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) supports “women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season.” If you are a student, you can become a WNBA member for $20, which consists of women and men who want to serve the book community by promoting literacy. This is a great way to network with fellow book lovers and learn what is going on in the book industry.
One of the WNBA’s events is its Reading Group. This summer, the NYC branch is hosting a Reading Group for Lisa See’s The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane “delves into the culture of the Akha hill people, tea farmers living in the Yunnan village of China. Their history and traditions define them, yet outsiders and technological advancements can’t be escaped. Li-yan, one of the few educated woman in the village, acts as a translator to the visiting outsiders and begins to learn more about the world outside of the village.”
Join WNBA-NYC to discuss The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane and share your thoughts of See’s “powerful story about circumstances, culture, and distance.” This reading group is only open to WNBA members. For more information about this event, click here.