Amy Tan - Omnibus Lecture Series
- Venue: Rhinehart Music Center
- Dates: November 14, 2018
- Address: 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN 46805
- Times: 7:30 PM
- Admission: Free with ticket
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- Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
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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 Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Saving 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 Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat, and numerous articles for The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, National 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.