where the writers are
My Speaking/Reading events for the next 2 months - East Eats West and other stories

1. Feb. 20th, 2011. Fresno

Valley Wordfest: Sunday, February 20th, 7:00 pm, Alice Peters Auditorium




Please join the San Joaquin Literary Association in kicking off SJLA’s first annual Valley Wordfest. Sunday, February 20th at 7:00 pm in the Alice Peters Auditorium, we will host a spectacular reading featuring our three visiting writers: Stephen Dobyns, Skip Horack and Andrew Lam. During the day, they’ve agreed to lead genre-specific two-hour Craft Conversations on campus.


2. Feb 23, 2011. Contra Costa College

Andrew Lam will discuss his work as editor and co-founder of New America Media, a national collaboration and advocate of 2,000 ethnic news organizations, at a lecture at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 23 in Room 100 of the Liberal Arts Building at Contra Costa College, 2600 Mission Bell Drive.




3. Sacred Heart High School.

Reading of East Eats West

Feb 24th, 11am-noon



4. March 8th, 2011

Commonwealth Club



East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres

Mar 8

2011 - 6:00pm

East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres

Andrew Lam, Author, East Eats West; Writer; Co-founder, New America Media

Lam, who emigrated from Vietnam as a child, looks at how the East and West are changing each other. From cuisine and martial arts to sex and self-esteem, from Buddhism to anime, Lam will discuss and explore the marvelous world where two hemispheres meld into one. Praised for his wit and style, he will share his insights into the cultural consequences of immigration from Asia to the West.











MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs


 SF Club Office






Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing

Cost: $8 members, $20 non-members

Program Organizers: Cynthia Miyashita and Lillian Nakagawa

Also know: Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation




 5. March 10, 2011

Southeast Asian Studies Conference




Session 20: Andrew Lam, Book reading, East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres, Rosa Parks F

free admission

Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue, EP 103; San Francisco, CA. 94132-4252


6. Book Signing/Reading


Institute Vietnamese Studies

 15355 Brookhurst st., suite 222

 Westminster CA 92863-1900

noon-1:30 pm

March 25, 2011


7. San Diego Pacific Ridge High School

March 31, 2011

Reading East Eats West

time tba


8. April 7th, 2011

Mission College Library

300 Mission College Boulevard

Santa Clara, Ca 95054

11;00 am - 12:30 pm



9. April 9, 2011


Chinatown Library

San Francisco



2:30-4:00 pm


Andrew Lam will talk about and read from his essay collection East Eats West. Part memoir, part meditation and part cultural anthropology, these essays explore the Vietnamese Diaspora and how East and West are changing each other. From cuisine to self-esteem, he shines new light on the bridges and crossroads where two hemispheres meld into one worldwide "immigrant nation" and the cultural gaps that remain.

This program will be in English only. Book signing follows the program.




10. April 11, 2011

UC Berkeley

noon to 1 at UC Berkeley


Other Voices class - lecture





11. April 14, 2011

Santa Clara University

Thursday, April 14, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

in Kennedy Commons (http://www.scu.edu/map)



12. April 21, 2011

Conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston

Mechanic Institute




*13. Tentative: Needs COnfirmation

LA TImes Book Festival

April 30, 2011


*14. tentative: Sacramento Consumes College

May 3rd, 2011

Asian American Month Celebration


15. SF City College

May 4, 2011


Both Mission street Campus and Ocean Campus


Rosenberg Library, Ocean campus at 11-1 p.m.


Mission campus at 6:00-7:30 p.m.  



Suzanne Lo

415- 267-6505


16. May 7th

Martin Luther King Library


Panel of Viet writers:

Isabelle Pelaud, Angie Chau and Andrew Lam

3-5 pm 


Sponsored by American Leadership Foundation


17. UC Berkeley

Dinner for faculty

Conversation with Andrew Lam

May 17, 2011


* Tentative... needs confirmation

18.New Orleans 

Tulane University

Asian American Study conference

May 18-20th 


 more events to be added


in the works: Brown University, Minnisota, Indiana, Ohio, and about six more univ. keep fingers crossed.. it's a book tour that doesn't end : >