Thursday, October 20, 2011
Born in the U.S. to immigrant parents from China, Tan rejected her mother's expectations that she become a doctor and concert pianist. She chose to write fiction instead. Her novels are The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses,The Bonesetter's Daughter and Saving Fish from Drowning.
Tickets are free but required, and are available at the Roschel Box Office. A booksigning will follow the lecture.
In addition to the lecture, Amy Tan will give a craft talk on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 4:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House.
This event is open to the public.