Asian Services in Action to Host Conversation and Book Signing with Curtis Chin

Akron, November 6, 2023 - Asian Services in Action (ASIA) is hosting an author talk and book-signing event for Curtis Chin, author of EVERYTHING I EVER LEARNED, I LEARNED IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT, on Thursday, November 16. 

Curtis Chin, a co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City, has written for CNN, Bon Appetit, the Detroit Free Press, the Emancipator/Boston Globe, network and cable television, and social justice documentaries. He is currently on a book tour across the United States for his recently published memoir, which explores his experience of growing up in Detroit in the eighties and embracing his identity as American-born Chinese and gay. His book has been featured on TIME, NPR, and South China Morning Post.  

The book signing and conversation will take place at Bounce Innovation Hub, located on 526 S Main St, Akron, OH 44311. It will be from 1:00PM to 2:30PM and is open to the public with free admission. The event will be a facilitated conversation between Chin and a moderator and will include a Q&A portion as well as an opportunity to purchase Chin’s memoir. He will have a second author talk and book signing event on the same day at the Cuyahoga County Public Library Beachwood Branch at 7PM, hosted by Cuyahoga County Public Library.  

“We are excited to bring Curtis to Akron,” said Scott Piepho, interim CEO of ASIA.  “His story is not only an immigration journey, it is an immigration to the Midwest journey. His stories mesh beautifully with the experience and mission of ASIA, Inc.” 

RSVP through Eventbrite is highly recommended to guarantee a spot at the Akron book signing event.  


ASIA is the largest health and human services agency that serves, supports, and advocates for the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community of Northeast Ohio. ASIA focuses on providing linguistically and culturally centered services for immigrants and refugees.  



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