Author Minh Hien, a former Vietnamese refugee, and her family will host a charity book reading to celebrate the contributions of Vietnamese refugees to Australian society and to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) on 21 June 2019.
The theme of the evening is to “share a meal, share a story”: the program consists of speeches, book reading, refreshments (simple Vietnamese food) and conversations among guests of diverse culture and background. Signed copies of My Heritage: Vietnam Fatherland Motherland will be available for purchase.
My Heritage is a story of love and separation, friendship and conflict, hope and endurance, life and death through the eyes of three generations of the author’s family. It shows the influence of historical and mythological figures, language and poetry on the lives of ordinary Vietnamese.
21 June is MND Global Day. In honour of her mother, Minh Hien will donate the gross proceeds of sales of the books on 21 June 2019 to the MND Association of Tasmania.
Free to attend. Registration is required.
About Minh Hien
In 1981, Minh Hien came to Hobart as a refugee from Vietnam. In 2006, she received an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship to write My Heritage. In 2008, she was featured in Who’s Who in Tasmania. She has been selected to participate in the ACT Writers Centre’s Hardcopy 2019 national professional development program to write her memoir. She has more than three decades of working experiences in various professions. She holds a Master of Arts in Writing, a Master of Higher Education, a Master of Commerce, a Master of Engineering Science, a Graduate Diploma in Management, a Graduate Conversion Course in Accounting and a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours. She is a qualified member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.
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