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Amy Tan - Omnibus Lecture Series

2018-11-14 7:30 PM 2018-11-14 7:30 PM Amy Tan - Omnibus Lecture Series <p class="omnibus-info"><strong><em>New York Times Bestselling</em> Author of <em>The Joy Luck Club</em></strong><br /><strong>An Evening with Amy Tan</strong></p> <p class="omnibus-info"><strong>Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:30</strong></p> <hr /> <p>Born in the U.S. to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan rejected her mother’s expectations that she become a doctor and concert pianist, choosing to write fiction instead. Her novels <em>The Joy Luck Club</em>, <em>The Kitchen God’s Wife</em>, <em>The Hundred Secret Senses</em>, <em>The Bonesetter’s Daughter</em>, <em>Saving Fish from Drowning</em>, and <em>The Valley of Amazement</em> (2013), all became <em>New York Times</em> bestsellers.</p> <p>Other works include a memoir, <em>The Opposite of Fate</em>, two children’s books, <em>The Moon Lady and Sagwa</em>, <em>The Chinese Siamese Cat</em>, and numerous articles for <em>The New Yorker</em>, <em>Harper’s Bazaar</em>, <em>National Geographic</em>, and other magazines. Tan’s newest book is <em>Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir</em> (ECCO/HarperCollins, October 2017). Her writing appears in 35 languages around the world.</p> <p>Tan has lectured internationally at universities, including Stanford, Oxford, Jagellonium, Beijing, and Georgetown both in Washington, D.C. and Doha, Qatar. She has delivered a TED talk and spoken at the White House, appeared on the popular NPR program Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me, as well as on Sesame Street on Public Television.</p> <p>To raise money for literacy programs, Ms. Tan joined Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Scott Turow in their literary garage band, the Rock Bottom Remainders, where she served as lead rhythm “dominatrix,” backup singer, and second tambourine.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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New York Times Bestselling Author of The Joy Luck Club
An Evening with Amy Tan

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:30


Born in the U.S. to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan rejected her mother’s expectations that she become a doctor and concert pianist, choosing to write fiction instead. Her novels The Joy Luck ClubThe Kitchen God’s WifeThe Hundred Secret SensesThe Bonesetter’s DaughterSaving Fish from Drowning, and The Valley of Amazement (2013), all became New York Times bestsellers.

Other works include a memoir, The Opposite of Fate, two children’s books, The Moon Lady and SagwaThe Chinese Siamese Cat, and numerous articles for The New YorkerHarper’s BazaarNational Geographic, and other magazines. Tan’s newest book is Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir (ECCO/HarperCollins, October 2017). Her writing appears in 35 languages around the world.

Tan has lectured internationally at universities, including Stanford, Oxford, Jagellonium, Beijing, and Georgetown both in Washington, D.C. and Doha, Qatar. She has delivered a TED talk and spoken at the White House, appeared on the popular NPR program Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me, as well as on Sesame Street on Public Television.

To raise money for literacy programs, Ms. Tan joined Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Scott Turow in their literary garage band, the Rock Bottom Remainders, where she served as lead rhythm “dominatrix,” backup singer, and second tambourine.

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