Yong Nan Kim is a writer, poet and storyteller who also writes Korean folktales and ghost stories for her daughter and seven nieces and nephews. Her memoir titled ‘My Year Without Books’, a work in progress, is a collection of poems about a Korean child’s coming-of-age in Paraguay and Brazil in the 1970s and 1980s. She’s a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Yong has worked as a translator, interpreter and lecturer in linguistics, translation and interpretation in the US and Canada. When not reading while walking, she likes to hike, snowshoe and learn new dance moves. Yong is a US/Canadian dual citizen who lives in Vancouver, BC.
At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Yong will begin the Open Mic session. More information about the event is here: october-23-2020
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