Eastern Washington University’s ongoing Visiting Writers series welcomes a big name in its next virtual symposium, as bestselling author Amy Tan discusses her life and work. Tan is best known for her 1989 debut novel The Joy Luck Club, which explored the relationships between a group of Chinese women and their American-born daughters and was adapted into a hit 1993 film by Wayne Wang. Her other novels include The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Valley of Amazement and The Hundred Secret Senses, and she has also dabbled in children’s literature and in nonfiction, including The Opposite of Fate: A Collection of Musings and her memoir Where the Past Begins. Tan’s talk streams on the YouTube page for Eastern’s MFA program.
Fri, Jan. 22 at 7:30 pm • Free • Streaming on YouTube; details at facebook.com/EWUMFA
— Nathan Weinbender