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An Afternoon with Amy Tan (virtual event)

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

discussing her book, “The Backyard Bird Chronicles”

*** US Orders Only***

Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 3pm PT/6pm ET

An Evening with Amy Tan

The Backyard Bird Chronicles


  • $45 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Ed Zwick’s book
  • US Orders only. We only ship to addresses in the US
  • The virtual version of this event airs on May 25, at 3pm PT/6PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.

A gorgeous, witty account of birding, nature, and the beauty around us that hides in plain sight, written and illustrated by the best-selling author of The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan is the author of several novels, including The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter’s Daughter. She is a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club and is on the board of American Bird Conservancy. She lives in Sausalito, California.

“The drawings and essays in this book do a lot more than just describe the birds. They carry a sense of discovery through observation and drawing…The birds that inhabit Amy Tan’s backyard seem a lot like the characters in her novels.” —David Allen Sibley, from the foreword

In 2016, Amy Tan grew overwhelmed by the state of the world. In search of peace, the bestselling author turned toward the natural world just beyond her window and, specifically, the birds visiting her yard. What began as an attempt to find solace turned into something far greater—an opportunity to savor quiet moments during a volatile time, connect to nature in a meaningful way, and imagine the intricate lives of the birds she admired.

The Backyard Bird Chronicles maps the passage of time through daily entries, thoughtful questions, and beautiful original sketches. With boundless charm and wit, she charts her foray into birding and the natural wonders of the world.


May 25
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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