- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - An award-winning playwright is planning to speak at Eastern Illinois University on her inspirations and offer advice on how others can make careers in the arts.

Elizabeth Wong will speak Thursday evening at the Lecture Hall of Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Wong has written plays including “Letters to a Student Revolutionary,” ”China Doll” and “Kimchee & Chitlins.”

She was recently awarded the Tanne Foundation Award for artistic achievement and the city of Los Angeles has commended her themes on human rights.


Wong says she will talk about “how this energy gets harnessed to write a play and maybe how to make a life in the arts.”

Theater Department chairman J. Kevin Doolen asked Wong to speak because she can relate to students as a professional.

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Online: http://www.elizabethwong.net/