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Chinatown Pretty Book Talk
October 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Chinatown Pretty features beautiful portraits and heartwarming stories of trend-setting seniors across six Chinatowns located in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Vancouver. Andria Lo and Valerie Luu have been interviewing and photographing Chinatown’s most fashionable elders on their blog and Instagram, Chinatown Pretty, since 2014.
RSVP to receive the Zoom link to participate in the live Q&A! The event will also be streamed via YouTube Live.
This event is presented by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) in partnership with Eastwind Books of Berkeley.
About the Authors:
Valerie Luu is a writer and one-half of the Vietnamese pop-up restaurant Rice Paper Scissors. She lives in San Francisco.
Andria Lo is a freelance photographer whose work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times, and Wired. She lives in Berkeley.
About the host:
Janie Chen was born and raised in Oakland where she spent most of her Sunday afternoons at Chinatown strolling through the markets and eating dim sum with her grandparents. She currently studies ethnic studies and sociology at UC Berkeley.
Follow the authors at @chinatownpretty (IG) and www.chinatownpretty.com.
Check out the book’s cool trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCHNfV5RNDo
Pre-order your copy from Eastwind Books of Berkeley today!1