The Backyard Bird Chronicles: A Fireside Chat with Amy Tan (3/5) (Free)

03/05/2024 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET


  • Free


For our last lecture for this year's Winter Lecture Series, join NYC Audubon and esteemed author, Amy Tan, for a fireside chat! You may know her as the author of The Joy Luck ClubThe Kitchen God's WifeThe Chinese Siamese Cat (later adapted to the beloved animated series, Sagwa), and more, but did you know that she is also an avid birder? Join us as we talk all things birds, from their conservation to learning how to illustrate them, as well as Amy's newest book, The Backyard Bird Chronicles, set to release in April 2024.


You can pre-order The Backyard Bird Chronicles today on Little City Books' website. Each book will come with a bookplate signed by Amy Tan herself.


About the Speaker:

Amy Tan has written novels, memoirs, children’s books, a libretto, and a screenplay. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the recipient of a National Humanities Medal, an instructor on writing for the online program Masterclass, and the subject of an American Masters documentary. Ever the bird-lover, Amy is also on the board of the American Bird Conservancy.  She currently splits her time living in Sausalito, California and New York City.


The NYC Audubon Lecture Series is made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.


Left: Image of the cover of Amy Tan's book which displays various illustrated birds perched around the words: "The Backyard Bird Chronicles", "Written and illlustrated by Amy Tan" "Forward by David Allen Sibly". Credit: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
Right: Selfie of Amy Tan's face turned to the side looking at a gray and white Cockatiel sitting on her shoulder. Credit: Courtesy of Amy Tan.

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