Award-winning writer and filmmaker Curtis Chin discusses his new memoir "Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant."
Filmmaker and writer, Curtis Chin's memoir, Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant, is about coming of age and coming out in 1980's Detroit as he navigated rising xenophobia, the AIDS epidemic, and the Reagan Revolution to find his voice as a writer and activist — all set against the backdrop of his family's popular Chinese restaurant.
Curtis Chin is a co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and a former writer for network and cable television before transitioning to social justice documentaries. He has written for CNN, Bon Appetit, the Detroit Free Press, and the Emancipator/Boston Globe. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Chin has received awards from ABC/Disney Television, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others.
Moderator Natalie Keng is the Founder and CEO (“Chief Eating Officer”) of Global Hearth, a multi-faceted business that leverages the power of food and culture through its Cooking Up a Better World platform of inspiring, interactive, and impactful presentations, tours, and events. She is the cookbook author of Egg Rolls & Sweet Tea: Asian Inspired, Southern Style.
Books will be available for sale and signing from Charis Books.
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This “vivid, moving, funny, and heartfelt” memoir tells the story of Curtis Chin’s time growing up as a g