Curtis Chin

Tucker-Boatwright Festival — "Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant"

Jan 26 2024
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, Modlin Center for the Arts

A book talk and film screening of Dear Corky (2022) with Curtis Chin, followed by Q&A and a book signing reception.

A co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City, Curtis Chin 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. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Chin has received awards from ABC/Disney Television, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more. His memoir, Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant, was recently published by Little, Brown, and Company in fall 2023. His essay in Bon Appetit was selected for the Best Food Writing in America in 2023.

The 2023-2024 Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature & the Arts is hosted by the Film Studies Interdisciplinary program and the School of Arts & Sciences. Learn more