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-
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-
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-
4/13 (Sat) 4-
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-
6/28 (Sat) 6:00-
7/17 (Wed) 5:30-
7/24 (Wed) 2:30-
9/22 (Sun) 12:00-
2012 Book and Cultural Events, All are Welcome!
1/22 (Sun) 3:15-
1/23 (Mon.) Qin performance with Open Music Ensemble, Tibet Center, New York City
1/25 (Wed) 6-
2/4 (Sat) 11:00am-
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-
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-
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-
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-
1/30 (Sun) 3:15-
2/12 (Sat) 1:30-
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-
3/27 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-
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.
7/9 (Sun) 2-
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-
Past Events 2010
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-
3/1 (Mon.), 7:00-
3/6 (Sat.), 12:00 noon RWANYC, author of the month
TRS 44E, 32rd St, 11th fl. NYC
3/12 (Fri.) 7:30pm, Book Inc. Reading/signing of Petals from the Sky and calligraphy
demonstration, 2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, (415) 931-
3/16 (Tues.) 6:00pm, Book Passage, Reading/signing/ of Petals from the Sky and calligraphy demonstration, 1 Ferry Building, #42, San Francisco,
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-
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-
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-
5/6 (Thurs.) 7:00-
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-
Jan 29 (thurs) 4 pm-
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
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:-
Mar 4 (wed) 6:30pm Cocktails, 7:30pm Dinner, Marymount Manhattan College, qin performance,
benefactors’ gala dinner, Sherry-
March 26, Chinoperl, I will present the paper Qin Music and Oral Literature -
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-
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
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
Dec. 1 (Tues) BMCC Downtown Chorus, Melodies of a Life's Journey, Mudra (spiritual hand postures) performance.
Sept. 13 (Sun), 3-
May 9 (Sat) 1-
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-
The official website for the event is www.aaari.info/2008sunsetchinatown.htm.
June 5 (Thurs), 3:15-
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-
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-
Sept 27 (Sat) 2:00pm-
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-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Note: This event has been re-
Past cultural events:
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
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