A Conversation with Gloria Chao [POSTPONED]VIEW EVENT DETAILS
In partnership with Harris County Public Library
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Asia Society is pleased to partner with Harris County Public Library to welcome Gloria Chao, the critically acclaimed author of the young adult novels American Panda, Our Wayward Fate, and the upcoming Rent a Boyfriend. America Panda, which has been selected for Harris County Public Library's 2020 Tournament of Books program, has receive four-starred trade reviews, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and Indie's Next Pick, and was named Best Young Adult Book of 2018 by Seventeen, Bustle, PopSugar, Chicago Public Library, and Paste Magazine.
In addition to discussing her books, Chao will share her journey from MIT grad to dentist to author, and will answer audience questions. A book-signing will follow, with books available for purchase on-site via Brazos Bookstore. This program is free and open to the public; RSVPs are requested for planning purposes.
Guests are also invited to arrive early to enjoy free admission and free family guides for Asia Society's new exhibition, Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
3–4 p.m. | Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery open for exhibition and family activities
4–6 p.m. | Program in the Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater
About the Author
Gloria Chao is the critically acclaimed author of American Panda, Our Wayward Fate, and the upcoming Rent a Boyfriend (September 2020). When she’s not writing, you can find her with her husband on the curling ice or hiking the Indiana Dunes. After a brief detour as a dentist, she is now grateful to spend her days in fictional characters’ heads instead of real people’s mouths.
Visit her tea-and-book-filled world at GloriaChao.wordpress.com and find her on Twitter and Instagram @GloriacChao.
About the Moderator
Addie Tsai teaches courses in literature, creative writing, dance, and humanities at Houston Community College. She collaborated with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater on Victor Frankenstein and Camille Claudel, among others. Addie holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a PhD in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. Her writing has been published in Banango Street, The Offing, The Collagist, The Feminist Wire, Nat. Brut., and elsewhere. She is the Nonfiction Editor at The Grief Diaries, Senior Associate Editor in Poetry at The Flexible Persona, and Associate Fiction Editor at Anomaly. She is the author of the queer Asian young adult novel, Dear Twin.
Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.
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