Posts Tagged: Amy Tan

Notable Los Angeles: 3/5–3/11

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Literary events and reading in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Philadelphia: 10/17–10/23

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Literary events and readings in and around Philadelphia this week!

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tamiko Nimura

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Tamiko Nimura talks about the influence of history, memory, and silence on her work; creating a private MFA for herself; and writing a generational memoir.

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Family Is the Deepest Scar: Minae Mizumura’s Inheritance from Mother

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With each word, I found myself thinking of my own grandmother’s journey, escaping war to America with no money, no education, and six children, the pain of this experience inevitably hardening the whole family.

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The Rumpus Interview with Kathleen Spivack

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Poet Kathleen Spivack discusses releasing her debut novel Unspeakable Things at age seventy-seven.

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The Rumpus Interview with Mary Karr

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Mary Karr talks about her new book The Art of Memoir, the perception of memoir from a “trashy” form, the virtues of poetry, and the complexity of truth-telling.

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Beyond Joy Luck

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At The Toast, Nicole Soojung Callahan, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, Karrisa Chen, and others weigh in on the state of Asian-American literature: I grew up in L.A. and Long Beach. White people were always the minority in my schools and neighborhoods, so I’ve never imagined “white people” to be my audience. I never felt the need […]

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Notable SF: 1/6–1/12

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Monday 1/6: Quiet Lightning kicks off off its fifth year with a dinner ($3-5) and Junkdrawer spinning records from 6-7:30, when the readings will start. $7-10 (nobody turned away for lack of funds), Public Works (161 Erie St). Tuesday 1/7: Peninsula Arts & Letters Presents Amy Tan, author of the recent The Valley of Amazement, […]

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Notable Chicago 11/10–11/16

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Sunday 11/10: Join hosts J.H. Palmer and Angela Benander for That’s All She Wrote, the west side’s favorite BYOB storytelling show. This month’s featured storytellers include Angelina Marie, Xavier Retana, Marta Johnson, and Jasmine Davila. 8 PM, Free, Swim Cafe. Up on the north side, the Uptown Poetry Slam keeps up its weekly schedule. Aaron […]

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Notable NYC: 11/2–11/8

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Saturday 11/2: Jim Tolan, Cecilia Woloch and Sean Thomas Dougherty read as part of Poetry Night, hosted by Tolan. BookCourt, 7pm, free. Juliet Escoria, Sean H. Dolye, Andrew Worthington, Kendra Grant Malone, Stephen Tully Dierks. Worthington has a forthcoming novel, WALLS, due in 2014; Grant Malone has two collections of poetry, Everything is Quiet and […]

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Writer’s Block? These TED Talks May Help

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Aerogramme Writers’ Studio, a website based in Australia, recently compiled a list of “13 Inspirational TED Talks for Writers.” Included are talks by Chimamanda Adichie, Amy Tan, Billy Collins, John Green, and more. With one exception, each talk is twenty minutes or less. Watch them when writer’s block hits or if you’re interested in another […]

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