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Amy Tan at Cañada College
Cañada College
Redwood City, CA
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Tickets for the talk will be available for purchase at the door. The reception is SOLD OUT. On behalf of our students, we thank you for supporting our student scholarship fundraising event featuring Amy Tan. Best, Cañada College's Social Scientists



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Amy Tan at Cañada College
Title of talk: "The Inheritance of Secrets"

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

6:00pm -7:00pm: Reception with Amy Tan at Cañada Vista located on Cañada College's campus (see campus map). Wine, hors d'oeuvres, and the opportunity to meet Amy Tan! (No students. Community welcome.). Price: $50 includes the reception and talk. **All food will be donated by Moonstar Restaurant in Daly City.

7:30pm-9:00pm: Speaking event & book signing, Main Theater, Cañada College. Talk will include a short Q&A. Price: $10 students (student ID checked at the door); General Admission: $30

Born in the US to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan rejected her mother's expectations that she become a doctor and concert pianist.  She chose to write fiction instead.  Her novels are The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, and Saving Fish from Drowning, all New York Times bestsellers.  She is also the author of a memoir, The Opposite of Fate, two children's books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat and numerous articles for magazines.   Her work has been translated into 35 languages.  Tan's new novel, The Valley of Amazement, was released in November 2013.

Ms Tan served as Co-producer and Co-screenwriter with Ron Bass for the film adaptation of The Joy Luck Club.  She was the Creative Consultant for Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat, an Emmy-nominated PBS television series for children, which aired worldwide.  Her story in the New Yorker, "Immortal Heart," was performed on stages throughout the US and in France.  Tan appeared as herself in the animated series "The Simpsons."  She wrote the libretto for an opera based on her novel, The Bonesetter's Daughter, music by Stewart Wallace.  It had its world premiere at the San Francisco Opera in 2008.  Ms Tan's other musical work for the stage is limited to serving as lead rhythm dominatrix, backup singer, and second tambourine with the literary garage band, the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Scott Turow.  In spite of their dubious talent, their yearly gigs have managed to raise over a million dollars for literacy programs.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Free parking.


Photos by Rick Smolan

**All net proceeds benefit the Social Sciences Student Scholarship Fund at San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation www.smcccfoundation.org

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Cañada College (View)
4200 Farm Hill Boulevard
Redwood City, CA 94061
United States


Categories

Arts > Literary
Education > Other
Other > Fundraisers

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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