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A co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City, Curtis Chin served as the non-profit's first executive director. He went on to write for network and cable television before transitioning to social justice documentaries. Chin has screened his films at over 600 venues in 16 countries. He has written for CNN, Bon Appetit, the Detroit News and the Emancipator/Boston Globe. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Chin has received awards from ABC/Disney Television, New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and more. His memoir, "Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant," was published by Little, Brown in Fall 2023.
Awards: ABC/Disney Writing Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts
Communities: LGBTQ+, Asian American