Miami Presents: Alumni Book Club Deep Dive with author Daisy ​Hernández

Presented on: Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 PM EST

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You're invited to join the Miami University Alumni Book Club! In this online community, Miami alumni can connect and enjoy books related to lifelong learning, social issues, literature, psychology and other user-submitted ideas. There is no cost to participate – you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy.

Looking to dive deeper into this session's book, The Kissing Bug? Wish you could ask the author the questions you had while reading or even about their writing/thought process? Now you can! Join the Miami University Alumni Association and The Kissing Bug author and Miami Professor, Daisy Hernández on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. 

We will be chatting with Daisy live on Zoom as she talks about her book and answers readers' questions! 

Daisy ​​Hernández has been writing about the intersections of race, immigration, class and sexuality for almost two decades. A former New York Times reporter, she is the author of The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease (Tin House). She has also the author of the award-winning memoir A Cup of Water Under My Bed (Beacon Press) and coeditor of the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Seal Press). Daisy has reported for National Geographic, The Atlantic, and Slate, among other media outlets, and her writing has been aired on NPR's All Things Considered. She is also a contributor to the Buddhist magazine Tricycle and an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at Miami University.

This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Participants will receive a Zoom link the morning of the event. Questions? Contact Emily LeFevers at

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Miami University Alumni Association.