Pianist Eileen Huang (黄爱莲), is the founder and director of International Chamber Music Camp and Festival (ICMC) in Positano, Italy, Shanghai and France since 1998.
Eileen was born in Chongqing, China, and began her piano studies at age 6. At the age of eleven, she won the National Young Musicians Performance Competition and was admitted to the Central Conservatory in Beijing from where she graduated in 1966. Like many other Chinese musicians, her career was put on hold for 7 years during the Cultural Revolution.
Enjoy and participate in the creative process of the intersectional theater project. Bonnie will conduct a table read based on her conversations with participants in the recent story-circles held at OACC and welcomes audience feedback.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe to shed light on their experiences. The result is The Displaced, a powerful dispatch from the individual lives behind current headlines, with proceeds to support the International Rescue Committee. Join authors Viet Thanh Nguyen, Joseph Azam, and Somdeng Danny Thongsee for a reading and panel discussion. Hosted by Michael Tran.
Gordon H. Chang will present a talk about his newest book GHOSTS OF GOLD MOUNTAIN: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, a groundbreaking account that draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers’ stories and celebrate their role in remaking America. An invaluable correction of a great historical injustice, GHOSTS OF GOLD MOUNTAIN returns these “silent spikes” to their rightful place in our national saga. Q&A and a book signing to follow.
Suggested donation: $5 (no one turned away for lack of funds)