“We are proud to present these compelling stories to the public, stories that bridge cultural divides, and that promote greater empathy and understanding of America’s diversity,” said CAAM Executive Director Stephen Gong.
“When it was first published I thought [that] hardly anybody is going to read this book by an unknown Chinese American author about mothers and daughters who have misunderstandings. Who’s going to want to read that? And the answer, after 30 years, is a lot of people.” – Amy Tan
Current CAAM sustaining members can buy tickets starting now until Friday, April 12, 2019 during the members-only ticketing period. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
“We think a lot about the question of American identity and how the terms of being American are negotiated, because it’s something the whole country is grappling with right now.” – James Boo, Self Evident Managing Producer.
Mao is a great example of the continuity of the “ars poetica,” and is part of what might someday be seen as a renaissance of young Asian American poets, including such stars as Ocean Vuong, Cathy Linh Che, Jenny Xie, Bao Phi, and others.