Hello friends! Since leaving teaching I’ve been memoir writing, applying to writing fellowships and residencies, workshopping parts of this book in storytelling spaces, and working on a book proposal to send out! It’s been an adjustment to build a writing routine and structure, but I feel good investing in myself.
I’m excited to share upcoming events in NYC and Boston in the next week and a half, which are all stories from my memoir! The one I’m most excited about is Annie & Michele Get REAL this Saturday 11/5 at 7pm, both in-person at the Kraine Theater (East Village) and livestreamed, my longest storytelling set yet (20 minutes) and with my good friend Michele Carlo. I’m working out a language arc for my memoir and I hope you’ll join in!
Although I’ve done longer keynote speeches, performances are scary, and I’m hoping to work up to an hour’s worth of material which will be based on my memoir (believe me, there’s plenty of material!). All of these events are also on my updated speaking and events page on my website, which I will add to periodically when I have things coming up. Hope to see you, and would love your feedback!
Sat. Nov. 5th, 2022, 7pm: Annie & Michele Get REAL Storytelling Show, Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th St (No Wheelchair access) (TIX: IN-PERSON & LIVESTREAMED)
Annie Tan tries to figure out how to have a relationship with her immigrant parents when they literally don’t speak the same language: they don’t speak English and she’s not fluent in Chinese.
Everything around Michele Carlo is getting old: her family, her cats — and her long-held beliefs about a lot of things — including what is she going to do when she finally “grows up.”
Sun. Nov. 6th, 2022, 11am: Gather NYC Concert & Storytelling Series, Museum of Art & Design (IN-PERSON)
Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and guitarist Kyle Sanna perform original works by both composers/performers while walking the fine line between the composed and the improvised. This is music that is inspired by a multitude of traditions without being limited by any of these traditions. Guests are served exquisite live classical music by New York’s most celebrated artists, artisanal coffee and pastries, a taste of the spoken word, and a brief celebration of silence. The entire experience lasts one hour. In these unsettling times, GatherNYC provides a place to fortify beauty and peace.
Thur. Nov. 10th, 2022, 6:30pm: Stories From The Stage in Boston, GBH Studios, 1 Guest St. (IN-PERSON)
Sometimes, something happens to us that completely changes the course of our life and guarantees that things will never be the same again. Join us on the set of Stories from the Stage as storytellers share big and small unforgettable moments that helped them see the world in a new light. You’ll hear tales of love and loss, amazing adventures, incredible surprises and unexpected triumphs. In each show, we get up close & personal with storytellers about what inspires them and the craft of storytelling.