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CHRISTINE C. HSU

Writer Portfolio

 

In a time of destruction, create something.

Maxine Hong Kingston

Books
 

Plays, Personal Essays, Poetry, and Journalism

MY PROJECTS

I’ve put together a carefully curated selection of my latest and most influential pieces. Read through the samples below and feel free to get in touch to learn more about me and to discuss any projects you may want to send my way.

Notebook

"I LOVE YOU, BUT . . ."

Play - Negro Ensemble Company - October 2020

My first play that was ever performed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqCCz1_S2u0

Notebook and Pen

Personal Essays - The Bold Italic - January 2018 & August 2018

Writing by the Water

KQED - BAY AREA JOURNALISM

October 2013 - April 2014

Local pieces for NewsFix - https://www.kqed.org/author/chsu

Woman Writing

"KOREAN PIRATE"

Neat Stationery

"TOO MANY WHITE GUYS: HOW TAIWANESE FOOD GOT IN THE WAY OF MY RELATIONSHIPS"

Personal Essay - Lunchbox Moments - June 2021

About my ex-boyfriends that were white and had complicated relationships with them and my food. Check out the work here: https://lunchboxmoments.com/Zine. This charity zine supported the San Francisco's Chinatown Community Development Center.

Image by Cinthia Becher

"MOTHER TONGUES OF CONFUSION, SHAME, AND LOVE"

About my interactions in Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese in the U.S. and Taiwan.

Image by Trust "Tru" Katsande

"DISGUISES"

Poetry - Mixed Mag on June 20, 2021

Colorful Book Spines

"ODE TO MY FAVORITE MUG," "NEWS," & "HORROR MOVIES"

Pandemic poetry written during Slipform Poetry Workshops.

Image by Brandon Griggs

"I LIVED WITH MY EX AFTER WE BROKE UP"

Personal Essay - xoJane - December 1, 2015

My first personal essay ever published, but republished in Defuncted Editors.

Ladybug Journey

"BUG BOXES"

I wrote about a junior high project in Texas collecting bugs for our biology class.

Drinking beer

"WEEKEND TO-DO LIST"

This was inspired by my roommates in West Oakland.

Playing with Baby Doll

"CHINA DOLL"

What happens when your high school best friend's mom calls you a "China Doll" on her wedding day? I wrote an essay about that experience.

Earth from Spaceship

"THE MISSION"

Basic love story gone wrong - alien style!

Noodles Soup

"BAIJIU"

First paid play commission with an entirely Asian American female cast and director. A dream come true!

Image by Jeswin Thomas

"CARIÑO"

Play - Playwrights' Center of SF - July 2022

Donny is an elderly Black and Mexican American man, who visits the graves of his ex-wife and son to remember them and share big news.

Fortune Cookies

"FORTUNE COOKIE"

Vanessa Chen is a Taiwanese American college student trying to cheer up her Chinese American classmate, Tammy Johansen, during her birthday via Zoom during the pandemic.

Image by Anisa Wulan Asri

"GUAVA"

Women Artists 2023 Datebook - Syracuse Cultural Workers

This poem was inspired by a conversation with my landlady.

 
Notebook and Pen

CONTACT

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