PBS Books will host trailblazing author Amy Tan in conversation with actress Tamlyn Tomita on Thursday, May 6 at 8 PM ET on PBS Books Facebook and YouTube Live channels and ZOOM at http://bit.ly/PBSBooksAmyTan
About the Author:
The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Amy Tan rejected her mother’s career expectations and chose to write fiction instead, resulting in her becoming a New York Times best-selling author. In addition to adult fiction, Tan has written two memoirs, two children’s books, numerous magazine articles, a libretto, screenplays, and was the creative consultant for Sagwa: The Chinese Siamese Cat, the Emmy-winning PBS KIDS series. In addition to Tan’s most recent book Where The Past Begins: A Writers Memoir, PBS Books will be discussing her episode of AMERICAN MASTERS, Unintended Memoir.
About the Moderator:
The conversation will be led by actress and activist Tamlyn Tomita, who is best known for her role in Karate Kid II and The Joy Luck Club, as well as her narration of the PBS series, Asian Americans, produced by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and WETA, the flagship PBS station in Washington, D.C.
About the Series
The PBS Books Trailblazing American Women Writers Project’s goal is to highlight incredible women authors and their accomplishments as part of our ongoing celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, supported in part by a contribution from the National Endowment for the Arts. PBS Books will release a video highlighting our honored guest after the event to further promote her life and work. We hope to use technology and media to increase access to her work, reach new audiences and encourage dialogue about these writers while inspiring young trailblazers.