Art Works Blog

Finding the Genuine

Washington, DC

"The more I tried to get away from what was genuine in my life, the worse off the stories were," said Amy Tan when talking about how she began the writing of The Joy Luck Club, an NEA Big Read selection. In this excerpt from this week's podcast, she talks about how she came to the realization that focusing on a point of view closer to her own life would make the stories more meaningful.

Listen to the entire podcast, as Tan talks about the writing of the book, among other topics.

Visit next week for an Art Works podcast on the art-fueled revitalization of U Street in Washington, DC.


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