Image - Charles Yu with 4 versions of his book cover

San Francisco

Reading Californians Book Discussion: Interior Chinatown

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Join us either in-person or via Zoom when author Charles Yu joins us virtually for a discussion of his 2021 silver medal Commonwealth Book Award novel Interior Chinatown.

The protagonist, Willis Wu, sees himself as "generic Asian man" in the screenplay of his life. The book explores how h e overcomes the feeling of less being the "model minority" and more of "the invisible minority. A fun, witty, intelligent look at assimilation.

Note: Yu will be participating via Zoom.

MLF Organizer
Kalena Gregory

This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. For online viewing, pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Safety Protocols for in-person attendance:

• We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
• All guests, staff, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated. Guest must show proof of full vaccination with photo I.D.
• Masks are encouraged while indoors (if you do not have one and would like one, inquire at our front desk for a complimentary mask).
• In-person capacity is limited.

Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.

We welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming.

A Reading Californians Book Discussion Member-led Forum program. Forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of The Commonwealth Club, and they cover a diverse range of topics. Learn more about our Forums.

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

Tue, Jun 7 / 5:00 pm PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Board Room
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Image - Charles Yu

Charles Yu

Author, Interior Chinatown (via Zoom)

Kalena Gregory

Chair, Reading Californians Book Discussion—Moderator


4:30 p.m. doors open & check-in
5-6:15 p.m. program
(all times PDT)