OCA Greater Chicago is pleased to welcome Abigail Hing Wen, author of Loveboat, Taipei and Loveboat Reunion, for a meet and greet/book talk Friday, October 28, 2022, 4:00-6:00pm, at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago. Attend for a chance to win a complimentary autographed copy of Abigail’s second book Loveboat Reunion!
Abigail Hing Wen is a New York Times Best Selling Author, woman-in-tech leader specializing in artificial intelligence, a filmmaker, as well as a wife and mother of two.
Abigail penned the New York Times best selling novel, Loveboat, Taipei, a Barnes and Noble YA Book Club Pick which follows 18-year-old Ever Wong from Ohio to Taipei, where she discovers a summer free for all and an opportunity to connect with her heritage. The companion novel, Loveboat Reunion, follows girl-in-tech Sophie Ha and the heir to a tech empire Xavier Yeh as they team up to take control of their own lives. She is executive producing the book-to-film adaptation of Loveboat, Taipei with Lionsgate and ACE Entertainment, creators of the Netflix franchise, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. The film is currently in post-production.
Abigail and her work have been profiled in Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, Fortune, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, NBCNews, Bloomberg, Google Talk and the World Journal, among others. She is a frequent speaker on writing, technology and leadership at high schools, universities including Stanford and the University of California Berkeley and tech companies including Google, Meta and LinkedIn and other leadership forums.
She holds a BA from Harvard, where she took coursework in film, ethnic studies and government. She also holds a JD from Columbia and MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. In her career in tech, she has negotiated multibillion dollar deals on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, worked in venture capital and hosted Intel’s Artificial Intelligence podcast featuring leading industry experts including Andrew Ng, Facebook’s Chief AI Scientist Yann LeCun and US Congresswoman Robin Kelly.
Abigail lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm CT
Venue: Chinese American Museum of Chicago
Address: 238 W 23rd St, Chicago, IL 60616