Raymond M. Wong

1313 12th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 
(619) 388-3723

Author's Bio

Raymond M. Wong speaks to the pain of being an outsider in his author presentations. In his readings, he evokes a journey to Hong Kong and mainland China, a trip that changed his world. He has presented at San Diego State University, the Electric Lodge in Venice Beach with author, Mary Gordon, the San Diego City College International Book Fair, Borders, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego Central Library, San Diego Miramar College, Rancho San Diego Library, and other venues. Wong graduated with the MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University Los Angeles. His writing has appeared in "USA Today, San Diego Union-Tribune, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Small Print Magazine, Segue, Marathon Literary Review" and his collection of letters is included in the anthology "Songs of Ourselves: America's Internal Landscape" by Blue Heron Book Works.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence
(Apprentice House, 2014)
Anthologies: 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness
(Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2011)
, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home
(Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2014)
, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad
(Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2010)
, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom
(Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2010)
, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom
(Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2015)
, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness
(Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2014)
Journals: 
Marathon Literary Review, Segue, Small Print Magazine
Prizes Won: 
Eloise Klein Healy Scholarship at Antioch University Los Angeles

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Catfish and Mandala by Andrew Pham
,
Monstress by Lysley Tenorio
,
The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin
,
The Whole Mind by Daniel Pink
,
Give and Take by Adam Grant

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Chinese American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Hong Kong, China
Raised in: 
San Diego, CA
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Last updated: Jan 20, 2016