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September Bookmarks: 13 Books by Asian Diasporic Writers

By Yasmin Majeed | September 20, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Asian American cyborg poetry, a rewriting of the historical legacies of the Vietnam War, reissues of Karen Tei Yamashita’s groundbreaking novels, and more from Asian diasporic writers this month.

#HeretoStay: 14 Things to Read as You Stand By Undocumented Immigrants

By Yasmin Majeed | September 5, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In the wake of the end of DACA, we’re sharing poems, essays and stories written for and about undocumented immigrants.

Keeping Tabs: A Critical Eye

By AAWW | August 29, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

This week’s articles are about the current U.S. political climate–but don’t worry, we have some new tunes for you to enjoy, too!

July and August Bookmarks: 12 New Books by Asian Diasporic Writers

By Yasmin Majeed | August 24, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

This summer brings new Asian diasporic retellings of Antigone, the unlikely hero’s journey of an Asian American boy and his mecha, and a hybrid poetics of Japan’s violent history.

Keeping Tabs: Imagining Survival

By AAWW | August 15, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Anelise Chen’s latest mollusk column, the painful search for Asian American identity, “anti-blah” writing and more are featured in this week’s link roundup.

Keeping Tabs: Critical Memory, Radical Futurity

By AAWW | July 28, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

On data, food, and criticality under capitalism and the State.

Keeping Tabs: Chasing Knowledge and Future Liberation

By AAWW | July 21, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Reads that encourage us to resist complacency and keep searching for new ways of thinking and being in the world–all in the name of self-determination.

Keeping Tabs: Liminal Presents and Navigations

By AAWW | July 14, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

On building bridges in liminal spaces, and carving new pathways through the unknown.

Keeping Tabs: Strange Places and Safe Havens

By AAWW | July 7, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

On accountability – as readers, writers, and members of society.

June Bookmarks: 8 Books by Asian Diasporic Writers to Read this Month

By Yasmin Majeed | June 21, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

This month in Asian diasporic lit brings new queer desi stories, “badass letters to comicdom,” and love songs from down and out Asian American country music stars.

Keeping Tabs: Invisibilization

By AAWW | June 13, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

On mollusks, writing craft, and writing against whiteness.

Being Brave: An Excerpt from Thi Bui’s The Best We Could Do

By Thi Bui | June 1, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘In my sleep, I dreamt of how terrible it would be to not find my way home.’

May Bookmarks: 13 Asian American Books Out This Month

By Yasmin Majeed | May 25, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

May brings in queer Taiwanese cult classics, erotic manga and the fictional saga of a Palestinian family through the years.

April Bookmarks

By Yasmin Majeed | April 11, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

April’s releases by Asian diasporic writers include new works from Samrat Upadhyay, Durga Chew-Bose, and Mai Der Vang.

APPLY: Intern at AAWW!

By AAWW Staff | April 5, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Apply to be a intern at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Keeping Tabs: Alternate Histories

By AAWW Staff | April 4, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A day without a hate crime, Asian-American activism in 1970s Los Angeles, worlds made possible by the NEA

March Bookmarks

By Yasmin Majeed | March 24, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

From Hari Alluri’s electrifying poetry to Patty Yumi Cottrell’s dark absurdism, March is a month filled with exciting new releases from Asian diasporic writers.

Keeping Tabs: Outsider Experiences

By | March 10, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Language boundaries and the quest for diversity, empowerment, and the need for Feminism and International Women’s Day

Raichō Hiratsuka: In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun

By Rowan Hisayo Buchanan | March 8, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan illustrates the life of Japanese feminist writer Raichō Hiratsuka and her magazine dedicated to empowering women

Keeping Tabs: In Sickness and in Health

By AAWW | March 3, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Carving a subversive current in the cinematic status quo, the deep roots of Islamophobia in America, and the political power of laughter.

Keeping Tabs: Alien(ation)

By AAWW's | February 24, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Poetry mixtapes, music for aliens, Asian American science fiction and more.

Keeping Tabs: Guide to Infinity

By Yasmin Majeed | February 8, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Representing friendship between women of color, making your mom’s stir-fried tomato and eggs recipe, finding strength in the face of relentless fear, and more.

Keeping Tabs: An American Story

By Yasmin Majeed | February 3, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Muslim Ban CliffsNotes, honoring the late, great Bharati Mukherjee, why Fred Korematsu’s story still matters today, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Snap Shots

By Yasmin Majeed | January 27, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Barry Jenkins on Wong Kar-wai, Monica Youn on historical instability, Sara Ahmed on white feminism, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Times Like These

By Yasmin Majeed | January 20, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Inauguration preparation, deconstructing “Asian America,” cleaning up the mess together, and anti-fascist poetry.

Keeping Tabs: Shelter

By AAWW | December 16, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Equipment for frigid temperatures, self-protection in the digital form, tools for resistance, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Parking

By AAWW | December 9, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

More resources for safeguarding, taking precaution, approaching danger, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Junction

By AAWW | December 2, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Another set of resources for transformation, joining resistance movements, building other worlds, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Direction

By AAWW | November 18, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Additional resources for community protection, healing, security, action, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Signal

By AAWW | November 11, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Resources for support, safety, care, resistance, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Watershed

By AAWW | November 4, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Memories between oceans, migrations across seas, bodies of water, trout on land, and more.

AMPLIFY(HER): Raising the Counter-Narrative

By AMPLIFY(HER) | November 4, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

From comfort food to college applications, this zine showcases the stories of undocumented women from the Asian Diaspora

Keeping Tabs: Flight Patterns

By AAWW | October 28, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Mapping displacement, resisting settler colonialism, assembling planes, flying south for the winter, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Seismic Shift

By AAWW | October 21, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Resisting co-opting and assimilation with language, un-fixing meaning, connecting natural disasters, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Familiar Form

By AAWW | October 14, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A return to ghosts, negotiating art and music, borders and bars, political aesthetics, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Throw-away

By AAWW | October 7, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Wading through piles of litter, trying to reclaim a car, object relations, lobsters, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Prisms

By AAWW | September 30, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Writing magic and mermaids, negotiating boundaries and borders, combatting immigrant detention, living in disaster, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Gridded Space

By AAWW | September 23, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Urban university politics, labor strikes, skateboard tricks, probably-canned broth, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Covering Ground

By AAWW | September 16, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Growing into community action, genealogy, dystopia, and more.

Keeping Tabs: Retraced Steps

By AAWW | August 27, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Remembering family genealogies, the Asian American Movement, solidarity lines, and organizing for liberation.

Keeping Tabs: Sport in Translation

By AAWW | August 20, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Lost memories of India’s Olympic team, transversal writing, translation and multilingualism, the necropastoral, vampires, and more.

How to Fly While Arab

By Randa Jarrar | July 27, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A guide to help you get from here to there while Arab — from speaking Arabic to passing the salt

Flowers of Yarn

By Rowan Hisayo Buchanan | December 16, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A graphic memoir on ritual and mourning

57+ Moves in Contemporary Flash Fiction

By Matthew Salesses | October 19, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Fabulism as conflict, punchlines, symbolic white space, and more

Red Squiggle

By Rowan Hisayo Buchanan | October 8, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

When spell check doesn’t recognize your name

After Yi-Fen Chou: A Forum

By AAWW | September 15, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

19 writers respond to Michael Derrick Hudson’s yellowface

10 Videos To Make You Fall in Love with Our Green Couch

By AAWW Staff | August 12, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Whether it’s Japanese dancehall pioneers, Eddie Huang’s parachute, or Roxane Gay’s advice on procrastination, we’ve captured some incredible moments you won’t want to miss.

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW Staff | August 7, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

US immigrant law’s influence on the “model minority” myth, “giving circles,” and a WWII veteran/rebellious photographer

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW Staff | July 31, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Feminist sci-fi movies, queering Islam, and injustice in America

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW Staff | July 24, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Sandra Bland, reparations for British imperialism, building solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter, and more.

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW staff | July 17, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Beloved Nintendo president passes, body shaming Serena Williams, and fighting the “model minority” myth

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW Staff | July 10, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Celebrating America, appropriating kimonos, a badass Desi henchwoman, and much more on this week’s roundup from the interweb

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW staff | July 3, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Queer Asian American history, “racist Asians,” Bobby Jindal’s shaky start, and two landmark birthdays

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW Staff | June 19, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Grappling with Black deaths, tackling Western literary thought, celebrating Ramadan, and more.

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW Staff | May 8, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

TV as a battleground for diversity, JiHAE’s newest video, the lack of AA tech execs, and more.

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By | May 1, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Obama on emojis, Pacquiao v. Mayweather, protests on the Japanese Prime Minister, and more.

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW Staff | April 3, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Tasty Chinese-Mexican food, Zayn’s post-One Direction plans, review of The Sympathizer, and more.

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW Staff | March 27, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Body-shaming culture, Purdue’s new cultural center, representation in video games, and more.

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW Staff | March 20, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The relationship of food and culture, an interview with Kevin Na, the poorly conceived #RaceTogether campaign, and more.

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW Staff | March 13, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Peek behind the scenes on an Asian American foodie adventure, attend boba school, learn where New Orlean’s two Chinatowns went, and more.

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW | March 6, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Nina Pham’s path towards recovery, the legacy Momofuku Ando leaves behind, Jin’s comeback story, and more.

Outside the Margins: Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW staff | August 22, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Ferguson and readings on anti-black racism, Asian Americans, and complicity

Outside the Margins: A Weekly Link Roundup

By AAWW staff | August 15, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Superheroes of color, Arabelle Sicardi, sci-fi films from the global south, Molly Crabapple’s Abu Dhabi, Ferguson, n+1 takes on Tao Lin, and more.

An Invitation: Calling All Literary Baghdads

By AAWW | February 24, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

From Ibn al-Nadim’s Kitāb al-Fihrist to Al-Mutanabbi Street

Alan Chin’s Toishan

By Alan Chin | October 23, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A photojournalist returns to his ancestral home to capture what is left of a long history of migration between China and the US.

An Oral History of Page Turner

By AAWW | October 22, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The salty snacks, unlikely yarns, and auspicious readings at this year’s AAWW food and books festival

10 Things to Read Before Saturday

By AAWW | October 2, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A taste of what’s in store at this year’s Page Turner Festival

A Soundtrack to “Southern Cross the Dog”

By Bill Cheng | August 28, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Bill Cheng talks us through his five favorite blues musicians, and how their work inspired his debut novel.

In the Company of Salman Rushdie

By AAWW | May 20, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“It’s a little terrifying to be so influential. By which I mean, it’s really moving to have these wonderful writers come and share my work with all of you.”

Six Things to Know About Salman Rushdie

By AAWW | May 3, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Lesser known facts about the celebrated author—from his days sweating ad copy to his latest gig as a television screenwriter

Minority Rules: 2050, According to Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter

By Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter | April 17, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In three decades, the United States will have a “majority-minority” population. We asked four artists to consider this demographic shift. Here is Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter, an abstract artist and painter who draws on the visual elements of graffiti culture.

Dennis Hopper Estate Sale: “Chinese” Warrior. Hey man, he’s Japanese, man.

By Anne Ishii | February 25, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Easy Rider and recently deceased Dennis Hopper apparently had a collection of “Chinese” warrior prints that went up for bidding. Except that the warrior is not Chinese… or a warrior…

Monday Clicks: Lunar New Year, Celine Dion and Other Forms of “Poetry”

By Anne Ishii | February 11, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Link-bait for the Monday-challenged.

Minority Rules: 2050, According to Jeff Ng

By Jeff Ng | February 5, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In three decades, the United States will have a “majority-minority” population. We asked four artists to consider this demographic shift. Sharing his vision of 2050 is Jeff Ng, a designer better known as jeffstaple and the founder of Staple Design.

Minority Rules: 2050, According to Jaret Vadera

By Jaret Vadera | January 31, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In three decades, the United States will have a “majority-minority” population. We asked four artists to consider this demographic shift. Here is Jaret Vadera, an interdisciplinary artist based in New York and interested in the hidden structures of power.

Superman Versus Yellow-face

By Anne Ishii | January 30, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Remember those “Asian thug” villains from the earliest Detective Comics?

Fresh Off the Boat, Fresh Off the Shelf: Eddie Huang at B&N Tonight

By | January 29, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Baohaus bad boy and Workshop board member Eddie Huang reads from his new memoir tonight. Where will you be?

Monday Clicks: Trained Monkeys, Sylvia Plath as Chick Lit, “Racist” Kodak Film

By Anne Ishii | January 28, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Link bait for the Monday-challenged.

Minority Rules: 2050, According to An Xiao Mina

By An Xiao Mina | January 23, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In three decades, the United States will have a “majority-minority” population. We asked four artists to consider this demographic shift. First up is An Xiao Mina, a designer and artist who focuses on the role of technology in building communities.

Writing Tips: “Acquire a cat.”

By Emma Straub | December 3, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, on why a feline companion might make you a better writer.

Writing Tips: “Focus on the things you can control.”

By Catherine Chung | December 3, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Advice from Catherine Chung, a fiction editor at Guernica and author of Forgotten Country.

Writing Tips: “Style without story is an empty suit.”

By Alexander Chee | November 20, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Whiting Award-winner Alexander Chee on post-its, the virtues of retyping, and committing to the process.

What’s the best pitch you’ve ever gotten?

By Agony Agent | August 16, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Our mystery veteran agents answer your questions about the book industry.

Honorable Mention: Tze-Ming Mok, “Pants, Too, Should Be Optional”

By Tze-Ming Mok | July 26, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“Only when the Imperial Wang—or as they say in English, “The Wang of Wangs,” is shoved directly in the face of the public, will the Emperor’s potency be fully apparent.”

Second Place: Alice Yen, “The Evolution of [Love] Letters”

By Alice Yen | July 26, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Various communications methods are being developed: email, SMS, etc. Do you think the letter is replaceable?

First Place: Mic Nguyen, “Supplemental Instructions”

By Mic Nguyen | July 26, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“Assume the fish are swimming in clean, pollution-free water. Assume any cloudiness to be a consequence of naturally occurring solvents or debris.”

Chasing Down the #Ghandifoul

By Siddhartha Mitter | July 11, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A new Twitter feed goes after those who commit the common crime of misspelling Mahatma Gandhi’s last name.

R.I.P. Isuzu Yamada

By Anne Ishii | July 10, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The Tokyo New Wave actress featured brilliantly in films by Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Kurosawa.

Behind This Photo Is a Woman Crying

By Melissa Chadburn | July 10, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A writer joins a protest against a proposed Walmart in L.A.’s Chinatown.

Party with DREAMer Julio Salgado at our Launch Celebration

By AAWW Staff | June 27, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A round-up of articles, interviews and videos featuring Salgado, who was recently among the first undocumented immigrants to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine. The artist and activist will be screenprinting at AAWW’s launch party tonight.

When Your Video Game Gets You Branded a Spy

By Anne Ishii | June 25, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A former Rockstar Games developer’s new project about the Iranian Revolution has gotten him labeled a spy.

Danny Boyle’s Eighty-Six Flavors

By Siddhartha Mitter | June 25, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop
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The leaked playlist for the London Olympics opening ceremony is almost absurdly eclectic, and includes the bhangra track, “Nachna Onda Nei.”

How soon can I write my memoir?

By Agony Agent | June 18, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The inaugural installment of our publishing advice column. Send our Agony Agents your most pressing book industry questions!

Idées Vagues, Images Claires

By Anne Ishii | June 7, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

On rural Chinese costume jewelry, and eerily quiet portraits.

Pen and Paper. . . on Paper

By Anne Ishii | June 3, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In Japan, stationery magazines repopulate like bunnies.

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