Author Talk: Fae Myenne Ng's Orphan Bachelors

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Author Talk: Fae Myenne Ng's Orphan Bachelors

Join Fae Myenne Ng in a talk about her new book, Orphan Bachelors, an extraordinary memoir of her beloved San Francisco's Chinatown.

By Eastwind Books of Berkeley

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Starts on Saturday, June 10 · 2pm PDT


1200 Harrison St 1200 Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94612

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📖 Author Talk: Fae Myenne Ng's Orphan Bachelors

📅 Sat. June 10th 2-3 pm

📍 1200 Harrison St. Oakland

We invite you to a FREE event with author Fae Myenne Ng to discuss her new memoir, Orphan Bachelors in conversation with Harvey Dong. Seats are limited so please RSVP to confirm your spot!

From the bestselling and award-winning author of novels Bone and Steer Toward Rock, Fae Myenne Ng's Orphan Bachelors is an extraordinary memoir of her beloved San Francisco's Chinatown and of a family building a life in a country bent on their exclusion.

Fae Myenne Ng's father memorized a book of lies and gained entry to the United States as a stranger's son, evading the Exclusion Act, an immigration law which he believed was meant to extinguish the Chinese American family. During the McCarthy era, he entered the Confession Program in a failed attempt to salvage his marriage only to have his citizenship revoked to resident alien. Exclusion and Confession, America's two slamming doors. As Ng's father said, "America didn't have to kill any Chinese, the Exclusion Act ensured none would be born."


FAE MYENNE NG is the author of bestseller and PEN/Faulkner Fiction finalist Bone and American Book Award winner Steer Toward Rock. She teaches creative writing and literature in UC Berkeley's Department of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies.

The talk will be held at ARTogether, an organization with a mission to provide art programs that foster compassionate communities where refugees and immigrants can flourish. Art plays a special role in the refugee community. It invites conversation, laughter, storytelling and a sense of belonging. At the community level, it has a unique ability to bring people together, to draw together people from different backgrounds and forge connections through creativity and self-expression. Finally, art transcends the spoken word, allowing people to communicate and express themselves without the burden of language barriers.

FREE EVENT SPONSORS: ARTogether and Eastwind Books

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Eastwind Books of Berkeley has been serving the public providing books on Asian American diverse cultures, Ethnic Studies, history, and literature since 1982. Celebrating more than 20 years in Berkeley, Eastwind Books of Berkeley has provided the public with meaningful and relevant books for our times. Eastwind supports and promotes various authors at book events including: The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons, Other: An Asian Pacific Islander Prisoners Anthology, and is something colonial. Visit us in-store at 2066 University Avenue, Berkeley or online at