Whether a novel is set in the 1800s or the 2000s, its characters’ attitudes, actions, and behaviors reflect the particular period in history.Writers Jeffrey Renard Allen (Song of the Shank), Kia Corthron (The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter), and Min Jin Lee (Pachinko) discuss the challenges they faced when offering a new perspective on specific historical moment.Moderated by Isaac Fitzgerald, books editor at Buzzfeed.In Conversation with Jeannette Watson Sanger, former proprietor of Books & Co and Lenox Hill Bookstore; Trustee of the New York Society Library and a Director of the New York Open Center; and Level 4 practitioner of Healing Touch and certified Laughter Leader.Booksellers provided by The Corner Bookstore conversation with Cyd and Mark Oppenheimer. Cyd has been an English teacher, education advocate, criminal defense attorney, and policy analyst. He is a contributing opinion writer for The Los Angeles Times and has a weekly podcast Unorthodox, produced by Tablet magazine.(Lower East Side Tenement Museum; Wednesday, May 3) This is a ticketed event for .The event is free for members of the Tenement Museum.His previous book, The End Of Your Life Book Club, spent twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in hardcover and paperback.He is also the author with David Shipley of Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better.(From 10am-6pm) Part 2: In the evening, there will be a Papercuts JP Conversation & Book signing for PACHINKO. Introduced by Hali Lee, the Founder and Executive Director of AWGC. A Reading to support the literacy nonprofit Behind the Book.Min Jin Lee in conversation with very cool undergraduates, Bo Seo and Nancy Ko. 6pm The event is .00 at the door for the benefit of the Asian Women’s Giving Circle. A discussion featuring Min Jin Lee, the author of Pachinko and Simon Winchester that examines how writers are humanizing the experience of immigration. Behind the Book is a small literacy nonprofit that gets kids excited about reading by connecting them with contemporary writers and illustrators.