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When: 5/9/2008
6:30 PM
Where: 2401 Holcombe and Almeda
St. Dominic Village
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Please join OCA-Greater Houston Chapter (OCA-GH), Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA), and the Chinese Professional Club (CPC) at a co-sponsored dinner, talk & book signing with Irwin Tang, editor and co-author of Asian Texans: Our Histories and Our Lives. This groundbreaking work is the first comprehensive history of Asian Americans in Texas. Tang led the efforts of twenty writers and researchers over the course of five years to produce this landmark of Texas history and Asian American history. The book was recently featured in the Austin American-Statesman, and more information on it can be found at This dinner event is a part of our continuing joint APIA Meet the Author Series. 

Date: Friday, May 9, 2008 
Time: 6:30 PM  Dinner 
      7:00 PM  Remarks by the Author and book signing to follow  
Cost: Free and open to the public; books will be available for purchase 
Location:  St. Dominic Village, 2401 Holcombe and Almeda 
Directions: The St. Dominic Center and St. Dominic Village is just east of the Texas Medical Center at the corner of Holcombe Blvd. and Almeda Rd. The gated entrance faces Holcombe Blvd. (no access from Almeda). There is a Holcombe exit on Highway 288 from either direction. 

FROM DOWNTOWN using Fannin, you may turn left on ALABAMA or WHEELER, then (after several blocks) right on Almeda, to avoid the Holcombe Blvd. overpass and the Medical Center traffic. No left turns are allowed from Main Street until you are near the Medical Center.

Please RSVP to assist us with a headcount for refreshments 
For more information or to RSVP, please contact (713.446.8430) 
About the Author: 
Irwin A. Tang is an Asian Texan author who was born and raised in College Station, Texas (Aggieland). He is the editor and co-author of Asian Texans: Our Histories and Our Lives. His fiction includes How I Became a Black Man and Other Metamorphoses, which the Austin Chronicle called brilliant and heartbreaking. He is co-author of When Invisible Children Sing: A true story of five street children, an idealistic young doctor, and their dangerous hope (Tyndale House) and sole author of The Texas Aggie Bonfire: Tradition and Tragedy at Texas A&M . He works as a freelance writer for magazines, NPRs Pacific Time, and film. He is best known nationwide for his 2003 public tangle with Shaquille ONeal. Tang holds an M.A. in Asian Studies from UT-Austin and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. 

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