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Waylaid, Aaron Yoo, J.P. Chan and Debargo Sanyal

Posted by on Apr 3, 2008 in Asian American, Ed | 5 comments

Waylaid, Aaron Yoo, J.P. Chan and Debargo Sanyal

Hey, this is kinda cool. Check out this short film, “Dry Clean Only,” done by my pal J.P. Chan. The dude behind the counter, played by the wonderful Aaron Yoo (who’s been in “21” and “Disturbia”) is reading Waylaid in the beginning! How cool is that? It’s very cool. The dude in bloody clothes is played by the endlessly fascinating Debargo Sanyal. The film was a part of the PBS Independent Lens Online Shorts...

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Back to School!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 1 comment

Back to School!

No, not here, the original site by Wall Street and ground zero. The one uptown. Next week, on Tuesday, April 8, I’ll be heading back to my alma mater, Columbia University, to talk to Gary Okihiro‘s class, which is called something like “Introduction to Asian American Studies.” Class is a little over an hour long, so I’ll just read for like 40 minutes or so and take questions from the students. Tell ya something, when I was there (class of ’91, mofo), a lot...

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Barnes & Noble Reading, Yes!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2008 in Ed, Writing | 2 comments

Barnes & Noble Reading, Yes!

Window Shopping Is Fun When You’re in the Display Well, I honestly didn’t know that it would be such a broad demographic of people who would show up! Friends and people from work that I see every day, people I’ve only met once, people I haven’t seen in years, and people I didn’t know. Check out these people: The reading itself went great. I felt powerful — strong enough to beat back the mortgage crisis with both arms behind my back. I gotta tell you, when...

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Waylaid, As I Never Could Have Imagined It

Posted by on Mar 22, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 2 comments

Class was never quite like this. Wow, this is weird. This is really weird. Some kids took parts of my first novel Waylaid, including an excerpt from the Charlie Chan Is Dead 2 anthology that was titled “Late Bloomer,” and made a 10-minute video out of it. Who are you? Where did you come from? Why did you do...

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New York City Reading Friday March 21

Posted by on Mar 18, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 1 comment

New York City Reading Friday March 21

Kaya’s logo. Tony the Tiger says smoking is g-g-g-r-r-eat, kids! Friday March 21, 2008, 7:30 PM Barnes & Noble Greenwich Village 396 Ave of the Americas (Sixth Avenue and 8th Street) New York City 212-674-8780 My first reading at this big chain, which seems to be losing outlets in Manhattan as fast as the old Tower Records. Quick! Save this...

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Get Acquainted With The Stranger

Posted by on Mar 14, 2008 in Asian American, Celebrities, Ed, Writing | 2 comments

I just wrote a column for Seattle’s The Stranger about all the weird people who come to book readings: Waylaid by Weirdness by Ed Lin A lot of great things happen at readings, enough to make it more than worth my while to step up to the mic. I like hearing that someone loved my book—it made them laugh, cry, whatever. One guy even told me that he read my first novel, Waylaid, in one sitting. On the toilet. Hey, it made me laugh. The only downside to readings is when the Weirdies show...

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