Books by Ruthanne Lum McCunn

A Concert Reading

"Outstanding...Very intimate theatre and so accessible."
Brenda Chin, Director, Concert Lecture Series
City College of San Francisco
"Wooden Fish Songs vividly portrayed the existence of the extraordinary within the ordinary, both in human affairs and in the rest of the natural world. Why are our history books not filled with stories such as this one?"
John Roper, Executive Director
Sierra Arts Council
"It was very interesting to see how history can change so totally depending on the teller."
Per Roth, student
Sonoma State University
"I personally feel Lue's pain for my parents expect me to fit noiselessly into American culture while retaining all parts of Sri Lanka culture."
Ranmali Rodrigo, student
University of California, Santa Cruz
"The story you told was a little like mine (as) I never got a chance to be exposed to my Japanese culture. Thank you for doing something for guys like myself."
Name Withheld
Ward at Washington Ridge Camp
"Bravo! I have heard nothing but praise since the reading and one of my colleagues tells me that the reading was the best literary event Ohlone has ever had."
Jeff Dean, English Instructor
Ohlone College
"I was sceptical as to whether a reading would hold my attention after a long arduous school and work day. Boy was I pleasantly surprised."
Kathleen Grissett, U.S. History student
Sonoma State University

East Coast Performances

West Volusia Historical Society Oct. 8, 1999

DeLand, FL
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute May 18, 1999

Washington, DC
China Institute May 15, 1998

New York City, NY
Brown University Mar. 10, 1998

Providence, RI
North Adams Public Library Oct. 24, 1997

North Adams, MA
Brown University Oct. 20, 1997

Providence, RI
Cornell University Oct. 18, 1997

Ithaca, NY
New York University Oct. 11, 1997

New York City, NY

West Coast Performances

California School Library Assn. Conference Nov. 20, 1998

Oakland, CA
University of California Oct. 29, 1998

Santa Cruz, CA
Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (11 perf.) Spring 1998

Nevada City, CA
University of Hawaii July 2, 1998

Manoa, HI
San Francisco Public Library, Chinatown Branch May 31, 1997

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch May 20, 1997

San Francisco, CA
Museum of Art and History May 15, 1997

Santa Cruz, CA
Healdsburg Museum May 10, 1997

Healdsburg, CA
San Jose State University Apr. 2, 1997

San Jose, CA
College of Marin Mar. 19, 1997

Kentfield, CA
Sonoma State University Mar. 17, 1997

Rohnert Park, CA
City College of San Francisco Mar. 12, 1997

San Francisco, CA
Book Passage Feb. 24, 1997

Corte Madera, CA
San Francisco University Feb. 20, 1997

San Francisco, CA
College of Alameda Feb. 20, 1997

Alameda, CA
California State University Feb. 19, 1997

Hayward, CA
Ohlone College Feb. 12, 1997

Fremont, CA
Taoist Temple Preservation Society Feb. 8, 1997

Hanford, CA
Chinese for Affirmative Action Jan. 28, 1997

San Francisco, CA