Upcoming Events

No-Name Mind: Stories of Mental Health from Asian America, A Workshop

with Nina Sharma

Six sessions, April 14-May 19, 2018 Saturdays from 4:00-7:00pm Fees & Payment Options: Free Application Deadline: Thursday, March 15 2018 at midnight.  APPLY HERE Why You Should Take This Class: As psychic lives of Asian American women are yet to be rendered in their full complexities, "No Name Mind" offers a space to name our experiences with mental health and and map the vast contours of our minds. .. MORE

Sat, April 14, 2018 4:00pm to Sat, May 19, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

Leaps and Swerves: Creating Surprise with Poetry, a Workshop

with Dilruba Ahmed

Two Sessions, 2 hours (1:00PM-3:00PM) Saturdays, April 21 & 28, 2018 Price: $150 General/$95 Member (JOIN THE FANCLUB!) Registration Deadline: April 14, 2018 REGISTER HERE Why You Should Take This Class: Join us for a poetry workshop that will explore unexpected moves in poems: disruptions to syntax, shifts in tone, and leaps that move associatively down the page. In this workshop, you can expect in-class and take-away writing prompts that invite.. MORE

Sat, April 21, 2018 1:00pm to Sat, April 28, 2018 3:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, NY 10001

Visions and Fever Dreams: New Iranian Lit

with Jasmin Darznik, Shahriar Mandanipour, Sara Khalili & Porochista Khakpour

Come for a special reading on folklore, the Iranian revolution, and people whose dreams were lost to history. “One of Iran's greatest novelists” (Guardian), Shahriar Mandanipour reads from Moon Brow, the story of a playboy-turned-soldier shell shocked from the Iran-Iraq War who sees visions of angels from the past. Jasmin Darznik reads from Song of a Captive Bird, her debut novel about the life of legendary rebel feminist poet Forough.. MORE

Mon, April 23, 2018 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Is America in the Heart? New Filipinx Literature

with Elaine Castillo, Luis H. Francia, Joseph O. Legaspi & Gina Apostol

Come for a special event about Filipinx-American history, migration, queerness, and the elusive goal of cracking the American Dream for working-class immigrants. Elaine Castillo’s debut America is Not the Heart is a vibrant and starkly hilarious novel told through the perspective of different members of the De Vera family, who flee Marcos-era Philippines in stages for the immigrant suburbs of the Bay Area, and the title a riff on of.. MORE

Wed, April 25, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workhop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Fractured Selves

with Akwaeke Emezi, Mira T. Lee & Tanwi Nandini Islam

Join us for a reading with two of this spring’s most exciting literary fiction debuts that explore the metaphysics of identity, mental health, and migration. Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater (Grove, 2018), named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 in Esquire, the Huffington Post, and more, follows the story of a young Nigerian woman named Ada born “with one foot on the other side” who develops separate selves. Mira T. Lee’s Everything.. MORE

Thu, April 26, 2018 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York , NY 10001

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

with Sonia Guiñansaca and Kay Ulanday Barrett

Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at our next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Hosted by AAWW Fam poets Sonia Guiñansaca and Kay Ulanday Barrett. Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safe community space for QTPOC and rising migrant artists. RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 Sonia Guiñansaca is a Queer Migrant Feminist Poet.. MORE

Tue, May 15, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
Manhattan, New York

Marianna's Beauty Salon Launch Party

with Bushra Rehman, Quincy Scott Jones, Jai Dulani, Sadia Shepard & DJ Rehka

Join us to celebrate the launch of Marianna's Beauty Salon, Bushra Rehman's first collection of poetry. Rehman is author of Corona, a dark comedy on being South Asian American and co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, one of Ms. Magazine’s “100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.” This collection spans twenty years of poetic work. Rehman will be joined on stage by Quincy Scott Jones.. MORE

Thu, May 24, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001
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