Severance Radio: Episode 7
August 16 7:00 pm
KUNV 91.5 FM
About the Event
Featuring Karen Gu and Jean Munson
Severance Radio is an on-air book club dissecting Ling Ma’s satirical, dystopian novel Severance. The novel is a moving family story that explores loneliness, corporate monotony, and survival in the midst of a global health crisis.
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About The Episode
In this episode, two voices in academics and publishing, Karen Gu and Jean Munson, trace connections between Candace’s experiences and the millennial struggles to break into an industry and survive in the workplace. As we listen to the audiobook, you can follow along on pages 127 – 147 of the Severance paperback.
DISCUSSED: The Asian American experience, doubt, parents, publishing, arts, capitalism, blogging, content creation, struggling, cringe-worthy moments, consumer culture, work culture, guilt, routines
Karen Gu is a writer who’s fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly, Paper Darts, and The Margins. She is a Kundiman fellow and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Jean Marie Munson is founder of local comics company Plot Twist Publishing. She is an alum of UNLV in 2009 and has spent the last decade after graduating in activism, art, and teaching. Her primary role on campus is being the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada’s Program Manager running the National Education for Women’s Leadership Nevada Program that was piloted from Rutgers. She is passionate about being a resource and supporter of all levels leadership in student activism.
Severance Radio: A Nevada Reads Book Club is jointly produced by Nevada Humanities and the Black Mountain Institute, and is part of Nevada Reads, a statewide program of Nevada Humanities. This program is made possible with the support of: Nevada Humanities, Black Mountain Institute, Nevada State library, Archives and Public Records, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Nevada Center for the Book. The Nevada Center for the Book is a program of Nevada Humanities and is the state affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.