Summer Mixer with Mary Anne Mohanraj

Please join us on July 19 for our annual summer cocktail party on the patio of WBEZ’s Navy Pier studio. Our special guest speaker is  Mary Anne Mohanraj, an author and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Date: Friday, July 19
Time: 6 pm
Place: WBEZ studios at Navy Pier (848 E. Grand Ave.)
Cost: Free for AAJA members; $10 for non-members
RSVP: Please RSVP to by July 18

Food and drinks will be provided.

Author photo by Alberto Yáñez
Author photo by Alberto Yáñez

Mary Anne Mohanraj is the author of Bodies in Motion, a Sri Lankan-American novel-in-stories and nine other titles. Bodies in Motion was a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards and has been translated into six languages.

Mohanraj is also a clinical assistant professor in UIC’s English department and associate coordinator of Asian and Asian American Studies. Her honors include the 2009 Breaking Barriers Award from the Chicago Foundation for Women and a 2006 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship. In addition, she is the executive director of DesiLit, an arts organization focused on South Asian literature.


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