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Sat, Jul 30


Coffee By Design

Author Talk with Marpheen Chann

Marpheen Chann, author of debut memoir, "Moon In Full," in conversation with Mary Allen Lindemann, owner of Coffee By Design.

Author Talk with Marpheen Chann
Author Talk with Marpheen Chann

Time & Location

Jul 30, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Coffee By Design , 1 Diamond St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

About the book

Moon in Full, a contemporary coming-of-age story, shines light on one young man’s search for truth and compassion in a complicated era as it unwinds the deep-seated challenges we all face finding our authentic voice and true identities. Author Marpheen Chann’s heart-warming journey weaves through housing projects and foster homes; into houses of worship and across college campuses; and playing out in working-class Maine where he struggles to find his place. Adopted into in a majority white community, Chann must reconcile his fears and secret longings as a young gay man with the devoutly religious beliefs of his new family. Chann, a second-generation Asian American, recounts what he has learned, what he has lost, and what he has found during his evolution from a hungry refugee’s son to religious youth to advocate for acceptance and equality.

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