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Diversity and Inclusion

Award-Winning Filmmaker and Author Curtis Chin Visiting Syracuse

April 23, 2024 at 3:30pm4:30pm EDT

Hinds Hall, 347

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Award-winning filmmaker Curtis Chin’s book has received wide praise from national TV, top national journals, 100+ places during his cross-country book tour. He will visit the Syracuse University campus, give a talk, answer questions, sign books, and chat with readers.

SU bookstore will provide books to buy at the event. You are welcome to bring your own for him to sign.

From filmmaker and co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Curtis Chin’s memoir about coming of age and coming out traces the author’s journey through 1980s 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.

Since its release, the book has been featured in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, as well as CBS Saturday Morning News and NBC News. It’s also been honored by the State of Michigan and the American Library Association. Here’s a recent interview from PBS Newshour:

A co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City, Curtis Chin served as the non-profits’ 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. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Chin has received awards from ABC/Disney Television, New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and more. His memoir, “Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant” was published by Little, Brown in Fall 2023. His essay in Bon Appetit was recently selected for Best Food Writing in America 2023 and he just produced an episode of America’s Test Kitchen’s podcast, Proof.

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This event was published on April 9, 2024.

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