Frederick Reads Returns this Fall with Acclaimed Musician & Author Michelle Zauner

Frederick County Public Libraries, (FCPL) is pleased to announce that popular musician and author Michelle Zauner will be the speaker for the annual Frederick Reads event to discuss her New York Times Bestselling memoir “Crying in H-Mart.”  

This program is a collaborative effort between FCPL, Frederick Community College, and the Weinberg Center for the Arts. 

Michelle Zauner is best known as a singer and guitarist who creates dreamy, shoegaze-inspired indie pop under the name Japanese Breakfast. She has won acclaim from major music outlets around the world for releases like “Psychopomp,” (2016) and “Soft Sounds from Another Planet,” (2017). Her most recent album, “Jubilee” (2021), earned two Grammy award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album. Her first book, “Crying in H-Mart,” has been described as an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. She’s currently adapting the memoir for the screen for MGM’s Orion Pictures. 

Zauner will make two appearances. The first, is on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College (FCC), and the second, is later that evening at 7 p.m. at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Both events are open to the public. Tickets are free but required, and can be obtained beginning Tuesday, Aug. 29 at, 10 a.m. at, by phone at 301-600-2828, or in person at the Weinberg Center for the Arts box office located at 20 West Patrick Street.  


This program is supported by The C. Burr Artz Trust, The Ausherman Family Foundation, Curious Iguana, and Plamondon Hospitality.


October 17, 2023 7:00 PM


October 17, 2023 8:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


20 W Patrick St