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Book Signing and Talk -- "A Willow Tree Becomes a Forest: The Story of Hop Lee"

  • Date: 04/05/2024 6:00 PM - 7:59 PM  
  • Introduction: A Qingming Festival partnership event at Keizer Cultural Center, 980 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer

A Willow Tree Becomes a Forest: The Story of Hop Lee

This year we have the privilege of hosting Dr. Russell Low, the grandson of former Salem-Keizer resident Low Sun Fook, also known as Hop Lee, the name of the laundry business he operated.  Dr. Low has published several books about his family’s history.  His newest release: A Willow Tree Becomes a Forest: The Story of Hop Lee looks at the life of his grandfather and the family’s experiences living in the Salem-Keizer area, from operating a laundry to turtle wrangling to hop farming and brokering. Two book presentations are scheduled in Salem and Keizer which will talk about the book and the unique experiences the family had in both places.  Dr. Low will be bringing signed books with all proceeds dedicated to supporting scholarships for nursing students at California State University San Marcos. Guests are encouraged to bring checks or cash, and the books will be available for a $20 donation.