SD Mesa College Creative Nonfiction Class
Oct
5
6:35 pm18:35

SD Mesa College Creative Nonfiction Class

  • San Diego Mesa College

What makes for crisp, effective, impactful writing? What are some basic writing mistakes? I will provide examples of both to creative writing students to see if they can tell the difference at San Diego Mesa College on October 5.

Journey
Aug
27
11:00 am11:00

Journey

  • Alhambra Civic Center Library

Finding Truth: Author Raymond M. Wong will show how he went from being an isolated outsider to someone who cherishes family and culture. Take an inspiring journey with him to Hong Kong and Mainland China at the Alhambra Civic Center Library.

 

Authors and Artists
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

Authors and Artists

  • Emerald C Gallery

Books and Art -- A Creative Collaboration! San Diego artists received books from local authors and drew the inspiration to fashion original pieces of art. Come to the Emerald C Gallery and be a part of this exciting creative partnership!

Literary Arts Festival
Apr
26
7:00 pm19:00

Literary Arts Festival

  • Grossmont College

Raymond M. Wong will be at Grossmont College's Literary Arts Festival to share how a trip to Hong Kong put him in touch with his culture and identity. The journey to his homeland introduced him to his father, and it spurred him to transform his life.  

 

 

15 Writers on the 15th
Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

15 Writers on the 15th

  • Emerald C Gallery

Meet 15 local writers, enjoy a glass of wine and snacks, purchase signed books, win a prize, listen to writers talk about writing.

Enjoy THE STORY as seven writers read from work.

Our current Readers Schedule:

6PM - June MacLeod
6:30PM - Cornelia Feye
7PM - Robert Pacilio
7:30 - Robin Radlauer-Cramer
8 - Tamara Merrill
8:30 - Josh Rutherford

It's going to be a great evening community event for all at the C!

Free to the Public. (619) 996-3315.

 

Picture by Clay Gilliland

Speaking the Truth -- Two Asian Voices
Apr
2
2:30 pm14:30

Speaking the Truth -- Two Asian Voices

  • CIELO Galleries/Studio

There is pain in the world and there is pain in our lives. This presentation is about getting to the heart of that pain to uncover the truth. A Korean American poet will reveal the unspeakable atrocities perpetrated on the 200,000 captive Korean women during WWII. A Chinese American memoirist will convey why he stopped being Chinese at the age of five and the reason he spent most of his life running from his family and culture.

Panelists: Tanya Hyonhye Ko, Raymond M. Wong

Culture & Cuisine of China
Mar
29
12:00 pm12:00

Culture & Cuisine of China

  • Chef Chin

Raymond M. Wong will be at Chef Chin to convey how a trip to Hong Kong changed his life. In the process, he will outline the steps to help you make positive changes in your life. 

Wong is a San Diego author who wrote the 2015 San Diego Book Award Winning memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence. He has been published in the anthology, Songs of Ourselves: America's Interior Landscape and six Chicken Soup for the Soul books. 

This event is only open to SDSU Osher members. Info: http://www.adventuresbythebook.com/autherevent/olli-at-sdsu-culture-cuisine-of-china-luncheon-edventure-with-author-raymond-m-wong/

 

Librarian Annual Conference
Mar
10
11:30 am11:30

Librarian Annual Conference

  • Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library

Raymond M. Wong will be at the Chinese American Librarians Association 2016 Annual Conference to share his story of discovery. Wong is the author of the award-winning memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence. He has been published in six Chicken Soup for the Soul books, USA Today, and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Experience the journey at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. This presentation is only open to members of the Chinese American Librarians Association. 

 

 

Emerald "C" Gallery
Mar
8
10:00 am10:00

Emerald "C" Gallery

  • Emerald "C" Gallery

How does a loner become a devoted husband? How does a man afraid of responsibility transform into a parent? At the age of thirty-three, Raymond M. Wong stepped into a new world, one he never expected, in the place he was born. Come to the Emerald C Gallery in Coronado to experience something profound.  

Poway Library
Feb
27
11:00 am11:00

Poway Library

  • Poway Library

Raymond M. Wong will share his journey to Hong Kong, an experience that inspired his memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence. If there is something you want to change in your life, this presentation will provide specific steps to help you. 

Rancho Santa Fe Library
Feb
6
10:00 am10:00

Rancho Santa Fe Library

  • Rancho Santa Fe Library

Raymond M. Wong will be at the Rancho Santa Fe Library to relate a journey that helped him realize his dream to write and publish his award-winning memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence. Be part of the experience at the Rancho Santa Fe Library and chart a path to your dream. 

Coronado Writers Workshop
Oct
3
3:00 pm15:00

Coronado Writers Workshop

  • Coronado High School

San Diego author, Raymond M. Wong, will be at the Coronado Writers Workshop to share his story of identity and forgiveness. He will also engage in a discussion about writing his memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence. 

Fallbrook Village Rotary Club
Sep
8
12:00 pm12:00

Fallbrook Village Rotary Club

  • Fallbrook Library

Award-winning author, Raymond M. Wong, will be at the Fallbrook Library on September 8 to convey the story of a trip to Hong Kong that opened his world to being a husband and father.   

Breakfast & Books
Aug
1
10:00 am10:00

Breakfast & Books

  • Alpine Library

What could be better than having some breakfast and holding a discussion about good books? Come to the Alpine Library to take part in the fun. 

A Different Perspective
Jul
21
4:00 pm16:00

A Different Perspective

  • Fallbrook Library

Raymond M. Wong was an isolated and resentful outsider until he went on a journey to Hong Kong and embraced his purpose. Wong is the author of the award-winning memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence and stories in six Chicken Soup for the Soul books.  In this presentation, he will inspire and encourage you to reach for your dream and provide a path to take positive action in your life.

Connection Through Stories
Jun
24
6:30 pm18:30

Connection Through Stories

  • Del Mar Library

San Diego author, Raymond M. Wong, will take the audience on a trip to Hong Kong and China through the written word. Open a door to a world of healing and forgiveness by letting go of resentment.

A Journey Back to Hong Kong
Jun
20
11:00 am11:00

A Journey Back to Hong Kong

  • Westwood Branch Library

Raymond M. Wong is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a man who has been an outsider throughout his life. What does it take to become an American? What's the cost of losing one's family, culture, language, and identity?  

Coffee + Books
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Coffee + Books

  • La Mesa Library

Raymond M. Wong will give you his top picks for good summer reading at La Mesa Library's "Coffee + Books."

Cultural and Family Alienation
May
30
2:00 pm14:00

Cultural and Family Alienation

  • La Jolla Library

Have you ever felt as if you didn't belong? That what you did was never enough? Raymond M. Wong has experienced this deep gnawing sense of inadequacy throughout his life, an outsider always looking in at a world he could never fit into. Through writing he learned to connect with a deeper part of himself and, in so doing, with people. His journey is one of discovery and truth.  

Navy Talk
May
21
11:00 am11:00

Navy Talk

  • Navy Broadway Complex Downtown

San Diego author Raymond M. Wong will talk about pushing away his culture and what it took to reclaim his identity. 

I'm Not Chinese
May
9
2:00 pm14:00

I'm Not Chinese

  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Raymond M. Wong will be at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum to talk about why he abandoned his culture and how he reclaimed his identity by journeying to Hong Kong in 1996.

Journey
May
2
11:00 am11:00

Journey

  • Coronado Library

Raymond M. Wong went back to Hong Kong in 1996, the city of his birth. He discovered a father and family he didn't know he had. He will share his journey and the inspiration for his memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence at the Coronado Library.

A Dream Come True
May
1
7:00 pm19:00

A Dream Come True

  • Miramar College

Raymond M. Wong will share his passion for writing and the trip to Hong Kong that opened his world to becoming a husband and father. Proceeds from the sale of his memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence will benefit the Filipino Student Organization at Miramar College.

Picture of Florence, Italy by MarcusObal. 

A Reflection
Apr
24
2:00 pm14:00

A Reflection

  • San Carlos Library

Raymond M. Wong will talk about a trip to Hong Kong that made him realize how much he had lost by pushing away his culture and family. He will also discuss his memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence

What's Your Cultural Identity?
Apr
15
5:30 pm17:30

What's Your Cultural Identity?

  • San Diego Mesa College

San Diego author, Raymond M. Wong, will share his experience being an outsider in the U.S. and how writing helped him to reconnect with his culture. Proceeds from book sales at this event will help the Chinese Culture Club at Mesa College. Light refreshments served. Prize drawing.

 

La Mesa Writers' Group
Feb
19
6:30 pm18:30

La Mesa Writers' Group

  • La Mesa Library

Local author Raymond M. Wong will give tips to writers about the passion to write and the power of perseverance.

Southern CA Writers' Conference
Feb
14
8:00 am08:00

Southern CA Writers' Conference

  • Crowne Plaza Hanalei San Diego

Raymond M. Wong will discuss his experience as an outsider. He will also talk about how he published his memoir with a small university press after enduring years of rejection.

 

Finding Truth
Feb
7
2:00 pm14:00

Finding Truth

  • Fletcher Hills Library

How does a man go from resentment to reverence? Journey to Hong Kong in 1996 with author, Raymond M. Wong, to find out.  

Connection Through Writing
Jan
29
6:30 pm18:30

Connection Through Writing

  • Santee Library

What does it take to publish a book? Raymond M. Wong will discuss his writing process and how he overcame numerous rejections to publish his memoir.

SDSU Writers' Conference
Jan
24
2:00 pm14:00

SDSU Writers' Conference

  • San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

Raymond M. Wong will discuss being an outsider and the journey 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.