The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
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Juhea Kim

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2020

About Juhea Kim

Juhea Kim was born in In Cheon, Korea, and moved to Portland, Oregon, at age nine. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in Granta, Slice, Zyzzyva, Catapult, Sierra Magazine, HuffPost, and elsewhere. Her translation of Lee Sang Award-winning author Choi In-Ho was published in Granta. She is the founder and editor of Peaceful Dumpling, an online magazine at the intersection of sustainable lifestyle and ecological literature. She received the Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship to the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference and a BA in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University. After a decade in New York City, she now lives in a solar-powered loft with her two rescue cats in Portland, Oregon.

Find Conference Sessions with Juhea Kim

Writing to Prevent the World from Destroying Itself: Environmental Fiction
Juhea Kim

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main
Type: Conversation, Craft Talk, Discussion, Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre: Climate Fiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Nature Writing

Camus once said, "the purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself." Over sixty years later, we would not be remiss in thinking of ourselves as tasked with the same momentous duty. So how do we defend humanity with the might of our pens?