Curtis Chin: Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant
Please join us for a reading and reception with filmmaker and co-founder of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Curtis Chin. His memoir, Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant (Little, Brown 2023), about coming of age and coming out traces the author's journey through 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.
This event is brought to you thanks to generous sponsors at Washington University the American Culture Studies program, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Center for the Humanities, Center for the Literary Arts, & the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
About the Speaker:
Curtis Chin is co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City. Curtis served as the non-profit’s first Executive Director. He went on to write for network and cable television before transitioning to social justice documentaries. Chin has screened his films at over 600 venues in sixteen countries. He has written for CNN, Bon Appetit, the Detroit Free Press, and the Emancipator/Boston Globe. His memoir, Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant was published by Little, Brown in Fall 2023.