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I’m an Actor! I’m a Teacher! I’m on Tour!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 1 comment


Damn, did I milk this doorway for photos, or what?

Yo! Three things to announce.

1) “Super Hero Blues,” a short film by the amazing Greg Pak that I did a voice character for, has won a PBS award! It’s airing tomorrow (June 7) on TV or watch it here. Featured: amazingly transcendent actor Brian Nishii.

2) Looking for a writing class this summer in New York City? I highly suggest you enroll with me in what will surely be the class that ends all classes at the Asian American Writers Workshop and sets you on your way to being an independent and confident writer:

Saturdays, June 21-28, July 12 & 26, Aug 2-9, 12 – 2pm (6 sessions)
Summer Fiction Workshop with Ed Lin

It’s easy to bat around issues about character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, setting, pacing, voice and theme (whew!) in terms of writing. But Ed Lin promises to spend as little time as possible talking about those concepts. The author of Waylaid (Kaya, 2002) and This Is a Bust (Kaya, 2007) supports the idea that writing is akin to playing a musical instrument that no one else has ever seen or heard before and that the authors are generally right, even if they aren’t sure of what they are doing. Lin believes the best thing that can come out of a class is a group of colleagues who can continue reading each others’ work outside the class environment. If you don’t love and respect writing or are focused only on getting published, Lin doesn’t want you in his goddamned class. Ed Lin is the author of the novels Waylaid (Kaya Press, 2002) and This Is a Bust (Kaya, 2007).

@ The Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
(btwn Broadway & 5th Avenue)
Cost is $175/$150 for members

3) Also, I am now set to read in both Minneapolis and Exeter, N.H., in July! I can’t think of two cities closer to each other!

Monday July 14, 2008, 7:00 PM

The Loft Literary Center
Suite 200, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Wednesday July 16, 2008, 7:00 PM

Water Street Bookstore
125 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833

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  1. Lois Lane

    cool short, angry voice guy!

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