University Colloquium: Kevin Seidel, Mary Ann Zehr, and Steven Johnson

Kevin Seidel, Professor of Literature in English; Steven Johnson, Professor of Visual and Communication Arts; and Mary Ann Zehr, Writing Instructor and Graduate Writing Coach lead the audience in a visually inspired discussion of several graphic novels and memoirs. The aim will be to heighten our appreciation for Thi Bui’s illustrated memoir The Best We Could Do, which is EMU’s Common Read selection for the 2022-23 year. Bui was born in Vietnam and grew up in the United States. The Best We Could Do tells the story of how Bui’s becoming a mother led to her learning more about her own parents’ life before their flight to the United States after the end of the Vietnam War.