January 15, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) – Local author Raymond Wong, author of the book I’m not Chinese: the Journey from Resentment to Reverence, will make three appearances locally on January 24th at the San Diego State Writer’s Conference, as well as on January 29 and February 7th at libraries in Santee and El Cajon. Below are details.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
2:00pm – 2:50pm
San Diego State University Writers’ Conference
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive, Santa Fe Rooms 3 & 4
San Diego, CA 92108
Passion and Persistence
Raymond M. Wong will discuss being an outsider and the journey to Hong Kong that inspired his memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence. He will also speak about the process of publishing his book with a small university press.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:30pm – 7:30pm
9225 Carlton Hills Blvd., #17
Santee, CA 92071
Connection Through Writing
Raymond M. Wong always had difficulty relating to people. He was an introvert, an outsider, and a loner. Then a trip to Hong Kong and mainland China changed his world and he learned to connect with people through writing.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Fletcher Hills Library
576 Garfield Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
Raymond M. Wong spent most of his life running from his family and culture in an attempt to "fit in." No matter how hard he tried, he was still an outsider in every area of his life. In this presentation, he will reveal why he didn't want to be Chinese and the trip back to Hong Kong that made him face his truth.