Mingmei Yip:Upcoming Events






















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Mingmei Yip




Upcoming Events in 2013


2013 Book and Cultural Events, All are Welcome!

1/26 (Sun) New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, New York City, Chinese new year calligraphy workshop

1/31 (Thursday) Taipei International Book Festival, signing my three Chinese translations of Song of the Silk Road, Petals from the Sky, Peach Blossom Pavilion.

2/2 (Sat) 2-3:30 pm, San Min Bookstore (Chong Nan Store), book signing: Song of the Silk Road, Petals from the Sky, Peach Blossom Pavilion.

2/7 (Thurs) Hong Kong University, lecture on Woman Spy in China and book signing. http://www.hku.hk/press/news_detail_9194.html, http://evideo.lib.hku.hk/play.php?vid=4497566

3/23 (Sat) Book signing: Grandma Panda’s China Storybook, Association of Asian StudiesBook Fair, San Diego, http://languageomnivore.com/tag/se-asia/

3/22 (Fri) Performance of children’s musical Fish Jumping over the Dragon Gate, created by Mingmei Yip and Prof. Eugenia Yau, Shuanwen School, New York City

4/6 (Sat) 12-4pm Storytelling for Qingming Festival, Museum of Chinese in America http://www.mocanyc.org/visit/events/qing_ming_family_festival

4/13 (Sat) 4-5:30pm Qin performance, Cherry Blossom Festival. http://library.newmusicusa.org/directory/Performance.aspx?PerformanceID=2514

4/11 (Sun) 11:30 – 12:30 Storytelling and signing of my new children’s book GrandmaPanda’s China Storybook, Avenue School, New York City

6/1 (Sat) 9-10am Signing of Skeleton Women, Book Expo of America, Javis Center, New York City

6/28 (Sat) 6:00-8:00pm Qin performance, China Institute, New York City

7/17 (Wed) 5:30-7:30pm Literacy Autographing, signing of my new novel The Nine FoldHeaven, RWA, Atlanta Marriot Hotel, Geogia, Atlanta.

7/24 (Wed) 2:30-3:30pm Lecture on Dalton School, sponsored by China Institute, New YorkCity

9/22 (Sun) 12:00-2:00pm Book signing, my new novel The Nine Fold Heaven, Brooklyn Book Festival, New York


2012 Book and Cultural Events, All are Welcome!

1/22 (Sun) 3:15-4:00 pm Museum of Chinese in America, New York City, Chinese new year storytelling

1/23 (Mon.) Qin performance with Open Music Ensemble, Tibet Center, New York City

1/25 (Wed) 6-8:00 pm, Dalton School, New York City, qin performance

2/4 (Sat) 11:00am-3:00pm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, calligraphy demonstration

4/13 (Fri) 7:30pm Women and Children First Bookstore, Chicago, discussion/signing, Song of the Silk Road

4/14 (Sat) Rtbook Convention, Marriot Hotel, Chicago, signing Song of the Silk Road at Convention’s Giant Book Fair

5/2 (Wed) 6:30-7:30 pm, Dalton School, New York City, qin performance

5/25 (Fri) Pacific TV Center, RTBook TV interview

6/7 (Thurs) Melissa’s Coaching Studio, New York City, radio interview

6/9 (Sat) Hunter College Writer’s Conference, New York City, author panel to discuss my fourth novel Skeleton Women

6/16 (Sat) 3:00pm, Rutgers University Nicholas Music Center, New Jersey, Qin performance with New Jersey Buddha’s Light Youth Chinese Orchestra, Melody of the Universe

6/23 (Sat) 12:00pm, Book Talk, Creativity and Family Matters, radio interview

6/28 (Thurs.) 2:30pm, Thespiritedwoman.com, radio interview

7/7 (Sat) RWA, New York Chapter, author of the month, discussion/signing Skeleton Women

7/25 (Wed) 5:00-8:00pm, RWA Book Literary Autograph, signing of Skeleton Women

7/28 (Sat) 4:30pm, RWA Kensington book signing, Skeleton Women

7/29 (Sun) Museum of Chinese in America, New York City, Dragon Boat storytelling and qin performance

9/21 (Fri) 6:00pm, Asian American Asian Research Institute, City University of New York, talk on woman spies in China, discussion/signing of Skeleton Women

9/23 (Sun) 1:30-2:00pm, 2:30-3:00pm, Morris Town County Park, New Jersey, Moon Goddess and the Jade Rabbit story telling

10/3 Qin performance, painting and calligraphy demonstration, Confucius Institute, State University of New York

12/2 Talk on Women Spy in China and book signing


Past Events 2011


1/29 (Sat) 2:30-3:00pm, Asia Society, storytelling, "Moon Over Manhattan," celebrate the Lunar New Year. 725 Park Ave Tickets: $12, children under 16 $5 http://asiasociety.org/events-calendar/family-day-moon-over-manhattan-celebrate-lunar-new-year

1/30 (Sun) 3:15-4:30pm, Museum of Chinese in America, calligrapghy demonstration of couplet writing and workshop for children and parents. http://www.mocanyc.org/visit/events/lunar_new_year_family_day

2/12 (Sat) 1:30-3:00pm Delaware Art Museum, qin performance and storytelling. http://hanlincca.org/index_files/Page649.htm

2/23 (Wed) 7:00pm Wokai New York, "Calligraphy and Cocktail" calligraphy lecture and demonstration. http://www.wokai.org/events

3/12 and 3/19 (Sat) 1:30-3:30pm Big Brothers Big Sisters New York City, Asian Mentoring Committee, calligraphy art sessions for children.

3/27 Interview blogtalkradio.com/oneworldonevoice

4/2 (Sat) 1pm Barnes and Noble at Ala Moana Mall, Honolulu, Hawaii, reading/signing of Song of the Silk Road.

4/3 (Sun) Association of Asian Studies, I will present a paper on "Qin Music and Longevity," Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

4/9 (Sat) 11am RTbook Convention, literary autograph: Song of the Silk Road, Mariott Hotel, Los Angeles.

4/13 (Wed) Book Talk, Creativity and Family Matters, raido interview.

4/17 (Sun) International Women's Writing Guild, Meet the Author panel, signing Song of the Silk Road.

4/26 (Tues.) 7-10 pm Hills Learning, reading/signing Song of the Silk Road.

5/1 (Sun) Zawadi charity program zawadibyyouth.org, Riverdale Country Day School, New Jersey, Calligraphy workshop.

5/3 (Tues.) China Institute, qin performance and lecture on "Songs of the South as Reflected in the Qin repertoire." Symposium of "Along the Yangzi River: Regional Culture of the bronze Age from Hunan."

6/4 (Sat) Hunter College writer conference, fiction panel, Song of the Silk Road.

6/28-7/1 RWA, literary autograph: Song of the Silk Road, New York City.

7/9 (Sun) 2-3pm Piscataway Public Library, NJ, calligraphy workshop

8/1 Lady Jane Salon, reading/signing Song of the Silk Road

8/13 (Sat) 11am Battery Park Moon Autumn Festival storytelling

9/18 Brooklyn Book Festival signing Song of the Silk Road

11/9 (Wed) 12-1:30pm Wayne Library, qin lecture and performance, Wayne Library, New Jersey


Past Events 2010


http://newyork.timeout.com/events/books/327144/4365694/lady-janes-salon

2/19 (Fri.) 10:00am & 2:00pm, Fish Jumping Over the Dragon Gate, a children’s musical created by Drs. Mingmei Yip and Eugenia Yau

School Auditorium at PS 130

143 Baxter Street, NYC

2/22 (Mon.) 1:30 pm, Crandford High School, panel discussion (with Leanna Renee Hieber and Isabo Kelly) on fiction writing, New Jersey

2/27 (sat) 2:00pm-3:30pm Museum of Chinese in America, Living Arts: Stories & Music of the New Year. I will tell two Chinese stories (one about year of the Tiger), teach children hand gestures, and play the qin. http://www.mocanyc.org/visit/events/living_arts_stories_music_of_the_new_year

3/1 (Mon.),  7:00-9:00pm Ladyjane Salon,  reading of Petals from the Sky and qin/singing performance. At Madame , 94 West, Houston St (on the north side between LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street) NYC http://www.yelp.com/events/manhattan-lady-janes-salon-cara-elliott-mingmei-yip-and-louisa-edwards

3/6 (Sat.), 12:00 noon RWANYC, author of the month

TRS 44E, 32rd St, 11th fl. NYC

Contact: Rwanyc.com

3/12 (Fri.) 7:30pm,  Book Inc. Reading/signing of Petals from the Sky and calligraphy demonstration, 2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, (415) 931-3633

http://www.booksinc.net/event/mingmei-yip

3/16 (Tues.) 6:00pm, Book Passage, Reading/signing/ of Petals from the Sky and calligraphy demonstration, 1 Ferry Building, #42, San Francisco,

(415) 835-1020

http://www.bookpassage.com/sf_nextmonth.php

3/25 (Thurs.), 6:00 pm, Barnes & Noble, reading/signing of Petals from the Sky and calligraphy demonstration 1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Contact: Bob Scott,  Ph: (215) 665-0716  http://storelocator.barnesandnoble.com/author-events/Mingmei-Yip/2419591

4/18 (Sun) IWWG Big Apple Conference, I'll be on Meet the Author panel

4/21 (Wed.) Bennington College, lecture/qin performance, Bennington, Vermont

4/22 (Thurs.) Williams College, lecture/qin performance, Williams Town, MA

4/23 (Fri.) Middleburry Library, reading/signing of Petals from the Sky,

30 Crest Road, Middlebury, CT, (203) 758-2634.

5/1  RTBookReview Conference, Columbus, Ohio, signing of Petals from the Sky

5/4 Borough Manhattan of Community College (BMCC) City University of new York, Music Panel, lecture on Chinese Songs of Commeration, 199 Chambers Street, NYC

5/5 (Wed.)  Wayne Public Library,  10:30 am to 11:30 Discussion of Peach Blossom Pavilion for New Jersey Romanse Groups.  12:30 to 1:30 Qin performance and talk on Buddhist Nuns for The Lunchbox Learning Program

461 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470,  contact: Janette 973-694-4272 ext. 5406

5/6 (Thurs.) 7:00-9:00 pm BMCC, lecture on Chinese Music

5/26 and 27  Book Expo, NYC signing of Petals from the Sky

6/3/10 Marymount Manhattan College, writer’s conference, fiction panelist,

221 East 71st Street (btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues), NYC

9/6 (Mon) Shakespere & Co. Lecture/reading/signing of Petals from the Sky, Paris, France

Past 2009 Events


Jan 18 (sun), 12:30-2:30, Princeton Friends of Opera, lecture on Beijing Opera and qin performance at the Pretty Brook Tennis Club on Pretty Brook Road in Princeton.   Tickets to the PFO brunch are $100 for members and $125 for non-members.  Checks can be mailed to PFO, Box 2359, Princeton, NJ 08543.  For more information about this event and PFO membership, call 609-921-8611.

Jan 29 (thurs) 4 pm- 5:30 pm, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), Story-telling  and drawing/coloring workshop. Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway (at Jefferson Street), New York City. For details: http://www.mocanyc.org/visit/events/lunar_new_year_stories_music_and_art

Jan 30 (fri) 10:30 – 12 noon, Vassar College, Chinese and Japanese department, Aula (Ely Hall). Qin lecture and performance, Chinese New Year Celebration.

Jan 31 (sat) Atlantic City Casino, Chinese Cultural Art Association, Calligraphy demonstration.

Feb 11 (wed) New Paltz University, qin lecture and performance. Jacobsen  Faculty Tower, Asian Studies Program. 108H

SUNY, new paltz

new paltz, NY 12561

(845) 257-3853.

Feb 20 (fri) February 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,City College of San Francisco, at the music hall, lecture on Chinese courtesan culture and qin performance.

Feb 21 (sat) 2:-3:30 pm. San Francisco Public Library, Chinatown Branch, Community meeting Room, 1135, Powell Street (near Jackson St.) Talk on Chinese courtesan culture and qin performance. Book signing follows the program. Light refreshments will be served. All programs at the Library are free. Inquiry: 415 355-2888

Mar 4 (wed) 6:30pm Cocktails, 7:30pm Dinner, Marymount Manhattan College, qin performance, benefactors’ gala dinner, Sherry-Netherland Hotel, 781 Fifth Avenue, New York City. (By Invitation Only)

March 26, Chinoperl, I will present the paper Qin Music and Oral Literature -- an Uneasy Relationship, at its annual conference, with qin performance at its 40th anniversary celebration dinner, Sheration Hotel, Chicago.

April 2 (thurs) Borough Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Lecture, qin and Buddhist mudra performance, New York City.

April 4 (sat) New York Public Library, Chatham Square Branch, talk on Chinese culture and qin performance.

Apirl 9 (thurs) 7-9pm Asian Song Society, night of poetry. Qin song singing and calligraphy performance. 45 Canal Street, New York City.  

April 19 (sun) American Association of University Women, Asian Heritage  celebration month, lecture on Chinese courtesan culture and qin performance, 111 East, 37th Street, New York City, 10016. Tel. 212 684 6068

June 12-19, International Women's Writing Guild, 32nd annual summer conference, Taichi Workshop, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. Details: iwwg.org

Oct 22 (thurs) Carnegie Hall and China Institute, lecture on Qin Music and Chinese Calligraphy with qin and calligraphy performance. 125 East 65th Street, New York City 10021-7088, tel: 212 744-8181.

Dec. 1 (Tues) BMCC Downtown Chorus, Melodies of a Life's Journey, Mudra (spiritual hand postures) performance.

Sept. 13 (Sun), 3-5 pm. Tenri Cultural Institute, Chinese Tea and Literary Art (qin and calligraphy) Lecture Performance, 43A, 13 St, NYC 10011. Fee: $20.

May 9 (Sat) 1-4 pm. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, new York, lecture performance on Chinese Geisha Culture -- Qin Music and Calligraphy, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration. Charles B. Wang Center, Room 103.


Past reading events, 2008:

May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 (Saturdays) 6: 30 Sunset Cinema Series in Columbus Park, Pavilion Grounds, 67 Mulberry Street, Manhattan Chinatown. (The park is south of Canal Street between Mulberry and Baxter Streets) I will be reading and signing my Peach Blossom Pavilion. (with NYTimes bestselling author Jennifer 8 Lee) On June 7, I will also be playing the qin, the oldest Chinese string instrument. On June 28 I will demonstrate calligraphy as practiced by Chinese courtesans, as in my novel, Peach Blossom Pavilion. Free Admission (Limited Capacity Available) First-come, First-serve Basis.

The official website for the event is www.aaari.info/2008sunsetchinatown.htm.

June 5 (Thurs), 3:15-4:15 pm, reception 4:30-5:30 pm. Marymount Manhattan College Writer’s Conference. Fiction panelist (with NYTimes best-selling authors Carol Higgins Clark, Meg Wolitzer, Susan Issacs and others) 221 East 71st St, NYC 10021.

June/13  --20 Teaching Taichi energy exercise and reading/signing Peach Blossom Pavilion at International Women’s Writing Guild annual Conference,  Skidmore University, New York.

June 27 (Fri) 7:00pm Barnes & Noble at Tribeca. Reading/signing of Peach Blossom Pavilion, 97 Warren St (at Greenwich St), # 2255, New York City

June 29 (sun) 11:00 am Camargue, 303 East, 83rd street, the event will be held at the building’s lobby. I will read and sign Peach Blossom Pavilion. Buffet continental brunch will be served. (Private party)

June 30 Mon 12:am Chinese Cultural Art Association, Good Fortune Restaurant, Mott St.  Chinatown, New York City, signing of PBP.

July 6 (Sun) 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Writers on the Vine, hosted by Larry Davidson. This is a book reading and wine tasting event. I will talk about how I came to the US and have become a writer, followed by reading and signing of Peach Blossom Pavilion. Long Island.

July 10 (Thur) 7:00 pm. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Reading/signing of Peach Blossom Pavilion with qin music performance. Legacy Village, 24519 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio.

July 12 (sun) Imagination Workshop, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, I will speak and sign Peach Blossom Pavilion at the panel for published alumni.

July 21 (mon)  7:15 pm  New York Writers Coalition, “Writing Aloud Reading Series.” South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. New York. Talk/read/sign  Peach Blossom Pavilion.

Aug 1 (Fri) 7:30 pm Book Inc. 2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, Ca 94123. reading/signing of Peach Blossom Pavilion and qin music performance.

Aug 2 (Sat) 1:pm – 2:30 pm San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch at Book Bay) reading/signing of Peach Blossom Pavilion and qin music performance. This event is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, 30 Grove Street (between Hyde and Larkin), San Francisco, CA 94123.

Aug 3 (Sun) 2:00 pm Book Passage, reading/signing of Peach Blossom Pavilion and qin music performance. 1 Ferry Building, #42, Ferry Building Location, San Francisco, CA 94111

Aug 16 (Sat)  2:00 pm Salon 33, Talk on Chinese Geisha culture, reading/signing of Peach Blossom Pavilion and performance on the qin and calligraphy. New Jersey.

Aug 22 (Sat) 3:00 pm, Borders Bookstore, reading/signing/discussion of Peach Blossom Pavilion. 395, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866, tel 518 583-1200

Sept 27 (Sat) 2:00pm-4:00pm, China Institute, Talk on Chinese Geisha culture illustrated by old photographs, reading/signing of Peach Blossom Pavilion and performance on  qin music and calligraphy in the Geisha’s tradition. 125 East 65th Street, New York City 10021-7088, tel: 212 744-8181. For details:

http://chineselectures.org/mingmeiyip.html (English)

http://chineselectures.org/092708.html (Chinese)

Oct 19 (Sun)    10:00 am – 2:00pm THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WRITING GUILD  Meet the Authors panel. I will be introducing and signing my Peach Blossom Pavilion. Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. at 38th St. Manhattan. For details: www.iwwg.org

Nov 7, (Fri) 6:00-8:00pm, Asian American Asian Research Institute, City University of New York. Talk on Chinese Geisha culture, reading/signing of Peach Blossom Pavilion and performance on the qin and calligraphy. 25 West 43rd St, Room  NYC 10036

Nov 20 (thur) American Association of University Women, Reading/signing of Peach Blossom Pavilion and music performance.

Dec 2, Borough Manhattan Community College, Buddhist Mudra (spiritual hand postures) performance, at Choral Concert: Songs to Celebrate the Earth, Tribeca Arts Center, New York City. 

National Asian American Association Professionals, New York Chapter (NAAAP) social/cultural luncheon event. I will be their guest and will discuss Peach Blossom Pavilion with NAAAP members and sign copies afterwards. If interested to join, please contact Stephen Tam stephen.h.tam@gmail.com Note: This event has been re-scheduled, please come back to check out the new date.

Past cultural events:


2008

Feb/19—April/8 Teaching Chinese Calligraphy workshop at Asian American Asian Research Institute, City University of New York. 25 West 43rd St, Room  NYC 10036.

April 19 Storytelling from Mingmei’s Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories, 10:30 am Book Culture, New York City. This will be followed by a free coloring workshop for children.

3/16  Judge, New Jersey Music Teachers Association, Chinese Music Performance

2/19  Qin performance, New York Qin Society, Greenwich Music School

11/  Qin Music and Confucianism Academic presentation at AAARI, Chicago.

10/2 Lecture on Chinese “Art of War” United States Military Academy at West Point

2007


10/12 Qin lecture/performance: Qin music and calligraphy: Music Graduate School, National Taiwan University, Taipei.

10/15 Qin lecture/performance: Women  Qin  Players: Taipei Arts University, Guandu, Taiwan.

10/9  Two  Qin lecture/performance: Shanghai Music  Conservatory, Shanghai.

10/  Paper on Qin and Chinese Garden Culture presented in Hangzhou

12/8  Qin lecture and performance: Qin music and calligraphy: Tsu Chi Foundation, Flushing, New York.

5/26 Qin performance: Museum at Statue of Liberty for Asian American Heritage Month

5/11 Qin performance: China Institute, tea, poetry and wine exhibition

4/24  Qin lecture and performance: Fairfield University

4/22  Qin lecture and performance: Tsu Chi  Cultural Center, NYC.

3/23  Qin lecture (Buddhism and Qin music) and performance: Buddhist Cultural Center, Cambridge, Boston.

3/1  Qin performance, Art Night in SoHo: Wooster Art Space, NYC

2/11  Qin performance with New York Qin Society, Greenwich Music School




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