Upcoming Events

Please check out my speaking schedule below or follow my travels on the A Tiger in the Kitchen Book Tour interactive Google map.

If you would like A Tiger In The Kitchen to come to your town and want to help arrange a speaking appearance, email me at Atigerinthekitchen@gmail.com.

April 15, 2013: Short and Sweet: An Evening of Readings at The Studios of Key West in Key West, Fla., 5:30 p.m.
An evening of readings by TSKW residency writers and poets. The evening begins with the recognition of Bud Navero and Angela M. Williams, two local poets who took first and second place in this year’s Robert Frost Poetry and Haiku contest. It will continue with the reading of poems and short excerpts by April writers in residence, Peter Fortunato and Cheryl Tan, and will conclude with dessert and a question and answer session with the residency artists. Details here: http://tskw.org/exhibitions/short-and-sweet-an-evening-of-readings/

April 18, 2013: Walk On White Artists Open Studio at The Studios of Key West in Key West, Fla., 6 p.m.
The April artists in residence at The Studios of Key West will be opening their studios to the public for the monthly “Walk on White” art event. Swing by 600 White Street to chat with poet Peter Fortunato, painter Rafael Galvez and writer Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan about their work. http://tskw.org/

May 30, 2013: “A Tiger in the Kitchen” Book Club Meeting at The BookMark Shoppe in Brooklyn, N.Y., 7:30 p.m.
“A Tiger in the Kitchen” is The BookMark Shoppe’s May pick for their monthly book club! Please join us for a lively discussion on May 30. https://www.facebook.com/events/102766506566056/

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Recent Events

Please check out my recent speaking schedule below or follow my travels on the A Tiger in the Kitchen Book Tour interactive Google map.

2013

April 10, 2013: Meet the Artists “April on the Deck” Potluck at The Studios of Key West in Key West, Fla., 6 p.m.
Please join us at 607 Ashe Street Wednesday, April 10 from 6-8pm for a potluck supper to meet our April artists in residence. Please bring an appetizer, salad, main dish dessert or snack, and TSKW will supply the beverages. APRIL residency artists: Peter Fortunato, Writer/Poet – Ithaca, NY; Rafael Galvez, Painter – Homestead, FL; Jiayin Shen, Pianist – Baltimore, MD; Cheryl Tan, Writer – Brooklyn, NY. Please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/512512932139369/

2012

January 19:  Singaporean-Style Chinese New Year Dinner with Northwestern University Alumni Club in New York, 6:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the new Year of the Dragon with a special Southeast Asian dinner at Cafe Asean in the West Village. The three-course dinner includes such treats as tofu bakar, Malay-style tofu pockets filled with julienned vegetables and slathered with peanut sauce, and Southeast Asian grilled chicken. A copy of “A Tiger in the Kitchen” will be included with the dinner. Tickets are $36 for NU club members, $46 for non members and $56 for the event and 1-year club membership. If you’d like to attend, seating is limited so please RSVP soon at https://www.nwuconnection.com/default.aspx?Page=EVNTEventDetail&EventID=3285 Questions? Email Nancy at nmoda@rcn.com

February 5:  Southeast Asian Lunch & “A Tiger in the Kitchen” Discussion at Cafe Asean, New York City, Noon
A special Southeast Asian lunch and discussion of “A Tiger in the Kitchen” organized by Also Known As, an organization of international adoptees, at Cafe Asean, 117 W. 10th St., New York; 212.633.0348; http://www.cafeasean.com/ Books will be on sale at the event. Please RSVP to elizabeth.sackovich@gmail.com if you would like to attend.

February 7:  The Folding Chair Reading Series in Brooklyn, N.Y., 7 p.m.
“A Tiger in the Kitchen” reading and book signing, together with Nicholas Boggs, author of an upcoming memoir at 61 Local Public House, 61 Bergen St, Brooklyn, N.Y.; https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Folding-Chair/167392426647430?sk=wall

February 19, 2012: Book Signing at Popular Jurong Point in Singapore, 1 p.m.
“A Tiger in the Kitchen” chat and book signing at Popular Jurong Point — 1 Jurong West Central 2 #B1-41 Jurong Point Shopping Centre in Singapore; Tel.: 65.6793.5280; popjp@popularworld.com https://www.popular.com.sg/jsp/index.jsp

February 19, 2012: Book Signing at Popular NEX in Singapore, 3 p.m.
“A Tiger in the Kitchen” chat and book signing at Popular NEX — 23 Serangoon Central #04-59/60, NEX mall in Singapore, Tel.: 65.6514.6718; popnex@popularworld.com; https://www.popular.com.sg/jsp/index.jsp

February 25, 2012: “Sex, Lies & Pineapple Tarts” at Capital Literary Festival in Beijing, 12:30 p.m.
“Sex, Lies & Pineapple Tarts,” a talk, discussion and book signing. On a mission to preserve her Singapore family’s treasured culinary history, Tan excavates family histories along with the recipes. Talk is at 12:30 p.m. at Capital M Restaurant, 3/F, No.2 Qianmen Pedestrian Street, (just south of Tian’anmen Square), Beijing 100051 China; 中国北京市前门步行街2号3层, 邮编 100051, Tel (86 -10) 6702-2727. For reservations, please go to: http://www.m-restaurantgroup.com/capitalm/Writers_Details.html?id=172

March 2, 2012: Memoir Writing Workshop at Shanghai International Literary Festival in Shanghai, 2 p.m.
“Digging Up Skeletons” — The author of the food memoir “A Tiger in the Kitchen,” on how to mine your family and personal history for great stories. Workshop takes place at 2 p.m. at M on the Bund, 7/F, No.5 The Bund (corner of Guangdong Lu , Shanghai 200002, China; 中国上海市外滩广东路20号7楼 , 邮编 200002, Tel (86 -21) 6350-9988; http://www.m-onthebund.com/mbund/ To reserve tickets, please go to: http://www.m-onthebund.com/mbund/writers-details.html?id=214

March 4, 2012: “Sex, Lies & Pineapple Tarts” at Shanghai International Literary Festival in Shanghai, 2 p.m.
“Sex, Lies & Pineapple Tarts,” a talk, discussion and book signing. On a mission to preserve her Singapore family’s treasured culinary history, Tan excavates family histories along with the recipes. Talk is at 2 p.m. at M on the Bund, 7/F, No.5 The Bund (corner of Guangdong Lu , Shanghai 200002, China; 中国上海市外滩广东路20号7楼 , 邮编 200002, Tel (86 -21) 6350-9988; http://www.m-onthebund.com/mbund/ To reserve tickets, please go to: http://www.m-onthebund.com/mbund/writers-details.html?id=214

March 11, 2012:  Cooking Demonstration & Book Signing at Paris Cookbook Fair in Paris, 11 a.m.
“A Tiger in the Kitchen” cooking demonstration in the International Show Kitchen and book signing to follow — 11 a.m. at Le CENTQUATRE 5, rue Curial – 75019 Paris. For details on how to get there, go to http://www.cookbookfair.com/index.php/paris-cookbook-fair/practical-information For details on the fair: http://www.cookbookfair.com/paris.php

May 20: “A Tiger in the Kitchen” Talk, Reading & Q&A at Omnivore Books, San Francisco, 3 p.m.
“A Tiger in the Kitchen” reading, talk and book signing at Omnivore Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco, Calif., 415.282-4712; http://omnivorebooks.com/

June 21: “A Tiger in the Kitchen” Talk & Q&A at Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, Noon
“A Tiger in the Kitchen” talk, hosted by the Singapore Consulate General in San Francisco at Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St, Second floor, San Francisco; http://www.commonwealthclub.org/

September 20, 2012: ““New On Tap: Featuring Debut Authors” at Brooklyn Book Festival, 7 p.m.
A showcase of debut poets, novelists and memoirists that features up-and-coming writers, many of whom are New York- or Brooklyn-based. Join these new authors, including Austin LaGrone (Oyster Perpetual), Lauren McClung (Between Here and Monkey Mountain), Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (A Tiger in the Kitchen), Greg Gerke (There’s Something Wrong with Sven) and Hugh Sheehey (The Invisibles), as they read original short work on the theme of “new on tap” to go with the microbrew pub atmosphere. Co-hosted by Debut Lit founder and writer Rebekah Anderson and PitchKnives & Butter Forks bloggers Jason Leahey and Shannon Dunlap. Book signing to follow. Location: Pacific Standard, 82 4th Avenue (between St. Marks Place and Bergen Street), 7 p.m.

October 5, 2012: “Three Chefs Abroad” at Hong Kong International Literary Festival, 3:30 p.m.
A talk by 3 chefs/writers with different backgrounds – one is a Chinese based in New York, one is a Briton who speaks Chinese and the other is an American who learnt sushi-making. How did they end up where they are? What lessons do they have in learning to cook outside their culture? Murray Mackenzie, a professional chef and Education Specialist at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, talks to Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Fuchsia Dunlop and Tracy Griffith from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at THB100, Basement Level 1, School of Hotel & Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Book signing to follow. http://www.festival.org.hk/programme

October 7, 2012: The CityU Creative Writing Series: “Digging Up Skeletons: How to Mine Your Family History for Stories” at Hong Kong International Literary Festival, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The CityU Creative Writing Series: Digging Up Skeletons: How to Mine Your Family History for Stories. Do you believe your family has a unique tale to tell? Getting the blood and meat of the story may be harder than you think. Cheryl Tan, a New York-based writer, who wrote A Tiger In The Kitchen, leads a workshop that will explore the ways in which you can extract your family stories in order to tell a rich, textured story. Cheryl Tan’s trip is supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore. Note: Participants should come with an idea for a memoir they would like to write and write a few paragraphs that would be the possible opening paragraphs for the book. Event is at Room M4053, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong. Register for this event here:http://www.festival.org.hk/programme

October 7, 2012: “The Business of Food Writing” at Hong Kong International Literary Festival, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
What could possibly be more fascinating or fun than eating? Susan Jung, Senior Food and Wine editor of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, sits down with Singaporean New Yorker Cheryl Tan, author of A Tiger in the Kitchen, to a feast of discussion about family and food; restaurants and recipes; and how to write about food. Wendy Gan, assistant professor at the School of English at the University of Hong Kong, joins the conversation. Did you always want to be a food critic? Step right up, your table’s waiting. Event is at the Hullett House, 881 Heritage  2A Canton Road, Hong Kong;http://www.hulletthouse.com/#/hullett-house-home Register for this event here:http://www.festival.org.hk/programme

November 4, 2012: “Up and Coming” at Singapore Writers Festival in Singapore, 7 p.m.
Featuring Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Nirrosette and Zafar Anjum; moderated by Corrie Tan. Introducing up and coming literary talents who are making an impact in Singapore and abroad, this panel discusses how these emerging writers got their breakthrough, their style as writers and whether they get support–or face resistance–from their literary forbears. Event is at ilovebooks.com Pavilion, Campus Green, Singapore Management University from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Book signing to follow. http://www.singaporewritersfestival.com/index.php?option=com_php&Itemid=69&category=3&id=308

December 1, 2012: Book Signing at Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 25th Anniversary Book Fair in Washington, D.C., 1 p.m.

2011

February 2: “Dinner By The Book,” New York City, 6 to 8 p.m.
“Dinner By The Book” with the YWCA — a conversation and tasting of Southeast Asian dishes mentioned in the book such as popiah (a Singaporean summer roll) and pineapple tarts at Cafe Asean, 117 West 10th. New York, NY 10011; 212-633-0348. Please RSVP by February 1; more details here:http://www.ywcanyc.org/dinner-by-the-book/

February 9: In Conversation with Julie Powell, New York City, 7 p.m.
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Julie Powell (author of Julie & Julia) In Conversation at McNally Jackson Bookstore, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012; 212-274-1160.

February 10: Museum of Chinese in America Q&A and book signing, New York City, 6:30 p.m.
Talk, Q&A and book signing at MOCA, 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-619-4785

February 15: Lunar New Year cocktails and reading with the Asian American Journalists Association at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York City, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ring in the Year of the Rabbit with Special Guest Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, who is launching her new book “A Tiger in the Kitchen.” Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres with writers, producers, editors and publishers at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at 80 Columbus Circle; win prizes from General Motors and Double Crown. Open to all: Free for members of the Asian American Journalists Association. $20 for the rest. Please RSVP by February 7 at: http://lunarnewyearaaja.eventbrite.com/

February 24: Asian American Writers Workshop, 7 p.m.
Talk and book signing at Asian American Writers Workshop, 110-112 W. 27th Street, Sixth Floor, NY, NY 10001. www.aaww.org

March 3: The Brooklyn Launch of A Tiger In The Kitchen, Brooklyn, New York, 7 p.m.
The official Brooklyn launch event for A Tiger In The Kitchen! A talk, Q&A and book signing at BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.; 718-875-3677; http://www.bookcourt.org/category/events/

March 10: Reading and Book Signing at Books, Inc. SF Opera Plaza, San Francisco, 7 p.m. Reading and signing at Books Inc. SF Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102; 415-776-1111;http://www.booksinc.net/SFOpera

March 26 to 28: Literary Feast at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan will be speaking at the 23rd Literary Feast, organized by the Broward Public Library Foundation, at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale. Details here: http://www.bplfoundation.org/literaryfeast.htm

March 27: Book Signing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan will be signing copies of A Tiger in the Kitchen at the A1A Travel Mart at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, 100 Aviation Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Travel Mart is located in Terminal 3, across from Chili’s.

March 31: Reading and Signing at Red Canoe Bookstore & Cafe, Baltimore, 6 p.m. Reading and signing at Red Canoe Bookstore & Cafe at 4337 Harford Road, Baltimore; 410-444-4440; http://www.redcanoe.bz/

April 1: A Celebration of A Tiger in the Kitchen at the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore, Washington, D.C. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Asia Society and the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore invite you to an evening to celebrate “A Tiger In The Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family” with a talk, book signing and tasting of Singaporean dishes. Singapore Ambassador Chan Heng Chee and Jack Garrity, Executive Director of the Asia Society Washington, will speak. $20 for Asia Society members, $30 for non-members, $10 for students. RSVP here by March 31: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=ce0862 The embassy is located at 3501 International Place, NW, Washington, DC 20008; 202.537.3100.

April 2: A Tiger in the Kitchen Reading and Tasting of Singaporean Cuisine at Cafe Asia in Arlingon, Va., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Organization of Chinese Americans and Asian American Journalists Association invite you to meet Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and enjoy Singaporean hors d’oeuvres and light fare at Cafe Asia: 1550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209-2435; 703.469.1953. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. $3 for non-members; free for OCA-NOVA and AAJA members. Please RSVP to rsvp@ocanova.org.

April 2: Talk & Soiree with A Tiger in the Kitchen in Washington, D.C., 5 p.m. The Spice & Tea Exchange in Georgetown invites you to a talk and signing with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. Come meet the author, buy a book and get it signed! The Spice & Tea Exchange is at 1069 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20007; 202.333.4540. http://www.spiceandtea.com/page.html?chapter=1&id=31

April 14: Reading, Q&A, Book Signing & Singaporean lunch at Fordham University Lincoln Center in New York City, 12 p.m.
Reading, chat, Q&A and signing of A Tiger in the Kitchen, followed by a light Singaporean lunch, at Fordham University Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th St on Columbus Ave. The event will be held at the Leon Lowenstein Building, Rm. 506. Note: This is open to Fordham University students and faculty only. Please RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137290089675516

April 19: Ambassador Vanu Gopala Menon, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations in New York, hosts a special A Tiger in the Kitchen Reading & Reception in New York City, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ambassador Menon warmly invites members of the New York Singapore Association and Overseas Singaporeans to a reading by Singaporean writer Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan from “A Tiger in the Kitchen” at the Consulate of Singapore, 231 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022, (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). Reception will feature a sampling of Singaporean dishes.  Attire – Smart Casual. Please RSVP by April 15 to 212.223.3331 ext. 10 or singcon_nyc@sgmfa.gov.sg Information on New York Singapore Association here: http://nysingaporeassociation.com/

April 26: A Tiger in the Kitchen Reading with Gabrielle Hamilton, author of the New York Times bestselling food memoir Blood, Bones & Butter, The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, in New York City, 7 to 9 p.m. Joint reading with Gabrielle Hamilton at KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St., 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10003; 212.505.3360.

May 8: Book sales and signing at Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival in New York City, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Signing and sales of A Tiger in the Kitchen at the Asian American Journalists Association booth at the AAPI Heritage Festival from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Union Square Park, East 14th Street between Broadway and Park. http://capaonline.org/eventschedule.htm

May 12: Panel Discussion & Book Signing at Thomson Reuters in New York City, 3:30 p.m. Panel discussion on exploring Asian identities in literature with G.B. Tran, author of the graphic novel “Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey” and S. Mitra Kalita, author of “Suburban Sahibs,” followed by Q&A and signing of A Tiger in the Kitchen at Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036.

May 14: Book Signing & Food Demonstration with Chef Simpson Wong at Bloomingdale’s in New York City, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Book signing of A Tiger in the Kitchen, tasting and demonstration of how to make “popiah,” a Singaporean summer roll, with Cafe Asean‘s Chef Simpson Wong at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10022; (212) 705-2000.

May 24: Speech on “The Tiger Approach to Work/Life Balance” at Citi’s Celebration of Asian American Heritage Month in New York City, 5:30 p.m.
Talk and book signing of A Tiger in the Kitchen at CitiGroup’s headquarters, 388 Greenwich Street, Chelsea Rooms, New York, NY 10013. Note: Event is open to Citi employees only.

June 1: Reading & Book Signing at Bookends in Ridgewood, N.J., 7 p.m.
Reading and signing of A Tiger in the Kitchen at Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450; 201.445.0726; www.book-ends.com

June 2: Cocktails, Reading & a Three-Course Dinner Inspired by A Tiger in the Kitchen in St. Charles, Ill., 6 p.m.
Cocktail hour (6 to 7 p.m.), reading and a three-course dinner inspired by A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family. Cocktail hour is open to everyone; for a dinner reservation, please contact Town House Books: 105 North 2nd Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois 60174; Book Store: (630) 584-8600; Café: (630) 584-8603; E-mail: thb105@gmail.com http://www.townhousebooks.com/

June 3: Cocktails, Reading & Book Signing with the Asian American Journalists Association in Chicago, 6 p.m.
Reading and signing of A Tiger in the Kitchen at an Asian American Journalists Association Chicago chapter book party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Chicago Public Media and WBEZ’s community room and terrace on Navy Pier, 848 East Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611; 312-948-4600; http://www.chicagopublicmedia.org/eventspace This event is free for members; $10 for non-members. Click here to RSVP: http://aajajune3event.eventbrite.com/

June 4: Memoir Writing Panel Discussion at Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, 12:30 p.m.
Panel discussion: “Journey Back to Self,” featuring authors Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (“A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family“), Lisa Napoli (“Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, The Happiest Kingdom on Earth“) and Miranda Kennedy (“Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India“), moderated by Janet Desaulniers, 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Hotel Blake, 500 S. Dearborn Street in Chicago. For information on the lit fest, go to: www.printersrowlitfest.org

June 5: Reading & Book Signing at Women & Children First Bookstore in Chicago, 4:30 p.m.
Reading and signing of A Tiger in the Kitchen at Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640; 773.769.9299; http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

June 10: Reading & Book Signing at The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, 8 p.m.
Reading and signing of A Tiger in the Kitchen at The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122; 206.624.6600; http://www.elliottbaybook.com/

June 10: Dessert Reception with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan at the Madrona home of Terry Tazioli, host of TVW’s “Author Hour” in Seattle, 9:30 p.m.
Late-night snacks with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan at a VIP reception immediately after her book reading at Elliott Bay Book Co. In Singapore, midnight snacks are called siew yeh — you’re invited to siew yeh with Cheryl after her reading Friday! You’ll get personalized cooking tips from Cheryl and the New York Fashion Week style forecast straight from the one-time InStyle magazine editor. All attendees will receive a signed copy of a new special recipe designed for Seattle foodies by Cheryl that is not in her book. You’ll also be able to purchase autographed copies of her new book at the reception. It’s all for a great cause. Proceeds from the reception will benefit the Founders Scholarship program for the nonprofit Asian American Journalists Association Seattle Chapter. AAJA members get in for $25. Non-AAJA members pay $40. A big thanks to Elliott Bay Book Co. for its support: It’s donating 10 percent of sales of Cheryl’s book to the Founders Scholarship. Click here to RSVP: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/178923

June 12: Reading & Book Signing at Eagle Harbor Book Co. in Bainbridge Island, Washington, 3 p.m.
Reading and signing of A Tiger in the Kitchen at Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110; 206.842.5332; http://www.eagleharborbooks.com/

June 13: How to build your social media following: A Conversation with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan at The Seattle Times newsroom in Seattle, 12:30 p.m.
Join journalist turned food memoir-writer and former Wall Street Journal fashion writer Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan as she discusses “A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family,” a food travelogue about a year that she spent traveling to Singapore, where she was born, to learn about her family and cultural heritage by cooking with the women in her family. Cheryl will discuss how she transitioned from being a staff writer at a major newspaper to selling her book and becoming a one-woman blogging and writing business, how she has used social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to build her following and brand herself as a new author. She will also offer tips on how you can build your own personal brand and get people to read your stories. Brown bag lunch with book selling and signing to follow, at The Seattle Times, 1120 John Street, Seattle, WA 98109; 206.464.2111. Note: This is only open to Seattle Times employees.

June 13: Reading & Book Signing at Orca Books in Olympia, Washington, 6 p.m.
Reading and signing of A Tiger in the Kitchen at Orca Books, 509 E. 4th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501; 360.352.0123; http://www.orcabooks.com/

June 17: Reading & Book Signing at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton, Oregon, 7 p.m.
Reading and signing of A Tiger in the Kitchen at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005; 503.228.4651; http://www.powells.com/locations/powells-books-at-cedar-hills-crossing/

June 28: Book Signing at Time Inc. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Book signing (with samples of Singaporean pineapple tarts featured in the book) at Time Inc.’s annual CHOW festival featuring chefs from New York restaurants Betel, Cafe Asean, An Choi and more. Top Chef’s Angelo Sosa will be giving out food samples, too. Event is at Time Inc., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10020. Note: Event is only open to Time Inc. employees.

June 29: Talk, Book Signing & Cocktail Party with Asia Society Texas in Houston, 7 p.m.
Asia Society Texas hosts A Tiger in the Kitchen in Houston with a reading, talk and book signing — with cocktails and Asian snacks — at United Way of Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007.

August 6: “Asian Americans in Pop Culture” Panel Discussion & Book Signing at Organization of Chinese Americans National Convention in New York City, 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Panel discussion with book signing to follow at the Organization of Chinese Americans national convention at the Grant Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York. Information on convention here: http://ocanational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=162&Itemid=

August 12: Authors Showcase Panel Discussion at Asian American Journalists Association’s National Convention in Detroit, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“How to Write and Publish Your First Book” panel discussion and signing of “A Tiger in the Kitchen” at the Asian American Journalists Association’s national convention at COBO Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226; 313-877-8777; http://www.cobocenter.com/ Fellow panelists include Mei-Ling Hopgood, author of “Lucky Girl” and “How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm” and Monte Reel, author of “The Last of the Tribe.” Book signing will follow the panel discussion.

August 13: Cocktail Hour Reading & Book Signing at Leopold’s Books in Detroit, 7 p.m.
Beer, wine and a reading, chat and book signing at Leopold’s Books, The Park Shelton, 15 E Kirby St, Detroit, MI, 48202; 313-875-4677; leopoldsbooks@gmail.com; http://www.leopoldsbooks.com/About/

September 3: Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Reading and discussion of “A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family” at the Decatur Book Festival. Book signing to follow. Event goes from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary Stage, 308 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030-2594. http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2011/schedule/event-details.php?id=38

September 18: Brooklyn Book Festival in Brooklyn, New York, Noon
Brooklyn Book Festival panel discussion: “Food From All Sides,” a discussion on using the lens of food to explore family, poverty and war in literature, featuring Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, author of “A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family,” Annia Ciezadlo, author of “Day of Honey” and Tracie McMillan, author of the forthcoming “The American Way of Eating: Undercover on the Front Lines of Our Nation’s Meals.” Panel is at noon with signing to follow, at the North Stage of Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201; http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/BrooklynBookFestival/festival.html

October 5: Happy Hour Chat & Book Signing at 11th Street Bar in New York City, 6:30 p.m.
Ever wonder what it takes to write a book? Northwestern University Medill grad and Wall Street Journal writer turned author Cheryl Tan will share her experience with the Medill Club of Greater New York at a happy hour on Wednesday, October 5 at 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street, New York; http://www.11thstbar.com/index.php Book sales and a signing will follow the chat. Please RSVP to Mary Squillace at mary.squillace@gmail.com by September 28th.

October 8: Panel Discussion at Wordstock Festival in Portland, Ore., 3 p.m.
“Read My Lips: Telling Stories Through Food.” A conversation on exploring food in literature, how it helps tell the story of place, passions and people, with Diana Abu-Jaber and Mark Bitterman. Oregon Convention Center’s Oregon Cultural Trust Stage, 777 NE MLK Jr. Boulevard, Portland, Ore. 97232. Reading from “A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family” and book signing to follow. http://schedule.wordstockfestival.com/event/b27db921a267daafaaf73eadfd2ac776

October 8: Reading & Book Signing at Wordstock Festival in Portland, Ore., 4 p.m.
Reading and book signing of “A Tiger in the Kitchen” along with author Marjorie Sandor at Oregon Convention Center’s Oregon Cultural Trust Stage, 777 NE MLK Jr. Boulevard, Portland, Ore. 97232. http://schedule.wordstockfestival.com/event/d5c06ffa0c497bd3c4fa312d3c44bfc0

October 9: “Digging Up Skeletons: How to Mine Your Family History for Stories” at Wordstock Festival in Portland, Ore., 10:30 a.m.
Do you believe your family has a unique tale to tell? Getting the blood and meat of the story may be harder than you think. Author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan leads a workshop that will explore the ways in which you can extract your family stories in order to tell a rich, textured story. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., Room C-125 or C-126 at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr. Boulevard, Portland, Ore. 97232. Tickets are required for this event. Click here to buy them: http://schedule.wordstockfestival.com/event/f3b9e2e2a470896a0d2ced1111d3ad13

October 9: A Tiger in the Kitchen Southeast Asian Lunch at Pok Pok in Portland, Ore., 1:30 p.m.
Please join A Tiger in the Kitchen at a Southeast Asian lunch at Pok Pok, 3226 Southeast Division Street, Portland. Books will be for sale at the lunch and a signing will follow. Admission is $5, and the regular lunch menu will be available. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Asian American Journalists Association-Portland chapter’s stipend fund for Oregon-based interns. Please RSVP to portland.aaja@gmail.com if you would like to attend. Or, you can RSVP here, too: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=219793728084260

October 22: “Not The Flower Drum Song: Female Asian Writers in The West” Panel Discussion at Singapore Writers Festival in Singapore, 11:30 a.m.
Three new literary voices, all with East Asian roots, share their thoughts about writing and publishing in the West. Discover, through this engaging discussion, what kind of writing appeals to the international market and if there exists the reductive danger of oriental exoticism. The panel will feature Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (“A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family”), Janice Y.K. Lee (“The Piano Teacher”) and Alice Pung (“Unpolished Gem: My Mother, My Grandmother and Me”); Phan Mingyen from The Arts House will moderate. Event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Transaction Pavilion on the Campus Green of Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore; http://www.singaporewritersfestival.com/index.php?option=com_php&Itemid=69&category=3&id=46

October 23: “Drooling over Food Porn: How to Write Deliciously” Panel Discussion at Singapore Writers Festival in Singapore, 3:30 p.m.
Singaporeans take their food very seriously and this extends to writing about food. Of course, food reviews with all their lip-smacking adjectives can inspire readers to try new recipes and restaurants. But there is more to food writing than that, surely? Singapore food guru, K.F. Seetoh, leads this panel with food writers Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Christopher Tan in a scrumptious discussion from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Singapore Management University’s Seminar Room 2-1, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore; http://www.singaporewritersfestival.com/index.php?option=com_php&Itemid=69&category=3&id=144

October 25: Literary Meals: “Eat Your Words” with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan at Singapore Writers Festival in Singapore, 7:30 p.m.
The charming Cheryl Tan, whose first book was the well-reviewed food memoir A Tiger in the Kitchen, will delight you with tales about growing up in a Teochew household and her culinary and publishing adventures. What is the special connection between learning age-old recipes and our cultural identities? Not to be missed by food and book lovers! Event will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Restaurant 1827 in The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane in Singapore; +65 6332-6900; http://www.theartshouse.com.sg/restaurant_cafe.html Tickets for event are $60 per person (this includes dinner) — click here to purchase: http://www.bytes.sg/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=254

October 29: “Meet The Author” Book Signing at Books Kinokuniya in Singapore, 2 p.m.
Meet the Author “A Tiger in the Kitchen” book-signing session from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Books Kinokuniya, 391 Orchard Road, #03-09/10/15, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre in Singapore. http://www.kinokuniya.com.sg/index.php

October 29: Book Signing & Discussion at Littered with Books in Singapore, 4:30 p.m.
Book signing & discussion of “A Tiger in the Kitchen,” 4:30 p.m. at Littered With Books at 20 Duxton Road, Singapore; +65 6220-6824; http://www.litteredwithbooks.com/

October 30: “Meet The Author” Book Signing at { prologue } Bookstore in Singapore, 2 p.m.
Book signing of “A Tiger in the Kitchen,” 2 p.m. at { prologue } Bookstore at the ION Orchard mall (Fourth Floor), 2 Orchard Turn, #04-16, #05-03; +65 6465-1477; https://www.facebook.com/pages/-prologue-Bookstore-Singapore/138264343666?sk=wall

November 11: Dinner and A Conversation With Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan at Brown University in Providence, R.I., 7 p.m.
Chinese dinner and a discussion of “A Tiger in the Kitchen,” with a book signing to follow, with the Brown University Merlions, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brown University’s Kassar Fox Auditorium, 141-151 Thayer Street, Providence, Rhode Island. Admission is free but you must RSVP to yanqiang_tan@brown.edu if you would like to attend.

November 12: Reading & Book Signing at Brown Bookstore in Providence, R.I., 3 p.m.
Reading & book signing of “A Tiger in the Kitchen,” 3 p.m. at Brown Bookstore, 244 Thayer Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 401.863.3168, http://bookstore.brown.edu/

November 20: “The Story of Food” Reading & Book Signing at Miami Book Fair in Miami, 3 p.m.
Panel discussion on food writing with book-signing to follow, with Mary L. Zamore, author of “The Sacred Table” and Michael Schwartz, author of “Michael’s Genuine Food,” 3 p.m. at the Presentation Pavilion, at NE 3rd Street and 1st Avenue, http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/the_story_of_food_mary_l._zamore_on_emth.aspx

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