The Journey To Publishing “Mott Street”: a casual conversation

Dec 09, 2023


To quote a wise and renowned Chinese American genealogist, Tony King, genealogy … “It’s about hearts, not charts.” The data—names, dates, places, etc—and charting are the solid groundings of genealogy, but are just the ‘skeleton’ that stories provide the ‘flesh’ to and for in family history. As we close out 2023, we’re taking a closer look at what to do with all that data and how to package it all up.

Please, join us for an engaging and insightful webinar, “The Journey to Publishing ‘Mott Street’: a casual conversation,” where Patrick Chew, current President of the CFHG, will lead a candid discussion with Ava Chin. This webinar will delve into the fascinating journey of Ava Chin’s recent publication, “Mott Street: A Chinese American Family’s Story of Exclusion and Homecoming,” which was released in April of this year. As we dip into some of this poignant family history, we will explore the intricacies of the journey: from conception to research to publication, offering a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the writing process and the challenges and triumphs of bringing this compelling story to the public.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a casual and enlightening conversation, as the author shares insights into the rich tapestry of “Mott Street” and the intricate layers of Chinese American heritage it unveils. Like our last webinar, we’ll not only have a Q&A session, where the audience can send in questions, but we will also again have a book raffle! (Though you’ll have to be registered and present to win.)