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Life is an ongoing stream of memories, but how do you capture the myriad anecdotes, the bits and pieces of recollection, all the flotsam and jetsam of experience and shape them into a cohesive whole? The essential question for every writer is: do you have a story? Novelist and memoirist Judy Fong Bates can’t give you a definitive answer, but she’ll share her writing experience and her own process for drawing the fragments together into a powerfully moving tale. (thebookpile)… (mais)
Author of the acclaimed story collection China Dog and the hauntingly suspenseful novel, Midnight at the Dragon Café, Judy Fong Bates travelled to China to discover her family story and uncovered secrets that prompted the writing of her achingly beautiful memoir, The Year of Finding Memory. In conversation with Susan Olding, author of Pathologies, a memoir of adopting a Chinese daughter. Venue: Bellevue South, Holiday Inn. Tickets: $12.50. (thebookpile)… (mais)