American playwright Frank Chin who wrote Year of the Dragon is shown in San Francisco, California in 1975. • Photo by Nancy Wong
American playwright Frank Chin who wrote Year of the Dragon is shown in San Francisco, California in 1975. • Photo by Nancy Wong

“Knowing Our Heroes—Fa Mulan and Guan Gong,” a children’s storytelling circle with renown writer Frank Chin happens on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. at Panama Hotel, 605 S. Main Street, Seattle.

The event will be filmed and is part of Theatre Communications Group’s Legacy Leaders video project documenting leaders who founded theatres of color in the 60s and 70s.

Chin, writer and founder of Asian American Theatre Workshop in San Francisco, will also be taking part in “Meet and Tweet: Conversations with Frank Chin” from March 6 to 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Panama Hotel.

Chin, known as the “Father of Asian American Literature,” has written dramas, short stories and novels. His 1971 play, Chickencoop Chinaman was the first by an Asian American to be produced in New York City. In 1975, his Broadway produced play, The Year of the Dragon, was nationally televised by PBS as part of its Great Performances series. Many of his works are required reading in high schools, colleges, and universities. A collection of his short stories won the American Book Award in 1989, and he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.

For more information on the events and to RSVP, contact Emilya Cachapero at [email protected] or (917) 817-9772.

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