Upcoming Events

Poetry Poetry V

Kimiko Hahn, Monica Youn, Sally Wen Mao, & Emily Yoon

“Poetry can save us,” Martín Espada once wrote. Join us for the fifth edition of Poetry Poetry, featuring Guggenheim Fellow Kimiko Hahn, National Book Award Finalist Monica Youn, Pushcart Prize Winner Sally Wen Mao, and our very own Poetry Editor Emily Yoon! RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Kimiko Hahn has said: “I’ve taken years to imagine an Asian American aesthetic. I think it’s a combination of.. MORE

Fri, February 24, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Family Vs History

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Sonya Chung, Annie Kim, & Jyothi Natarajan

Is your family history a little complicated? Novelists Sonya Chung and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and poet Annie Kim read new work about family trauma crossing generations, countries, and racial identity. In these authors’ works, often multigenerational and multiracial, the personal history of the immigrant family intersects with the broader sweep of history. They’ll talk with AAWW Managing Editor Jyothi Natarajan. Rowan retained her literary agent and acquired a book deal.. MORE

Mon, March 6, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Family Vs Migration

Shanthi Sekaran, Paola Mendoza, Rinku Sen, & Kavita Das

As the country faces a xenophobic resurgence, we present novelists, filmmakers, and activists who’re narrating how our immigration system threatens families, mothers, and children. Shanthi Sekaran’s new novel Lucky Boy follows an undocumented eighteen-year-old Chicano mother who winds up in immigration detention--causing her son to be adopted by an upper class Desi foster mother. To write the book, Shanthi relied partly on the “Shattered Families” report produced by Race.. MORE

Wed, March 8, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Past Events

Fight Back Workshop: Secure Your Movement

Equality Labs

Fam, things are about to get real hard. Harder than they have ever been and we need to hold fast and be smart about how we organize over the next four years. To protect ourselves we need to talk about digital security and how to practice digital self-defense during a time of unprecedented surveillance of our communities. This training is brought to you by Equality Labs, a South Asian Women’s Gender MORE

Mon, February 20, 2017 6:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 St 6FL
New York, New York 10001

New Taiwanese American Lit

Ed Lin, Shawna Yang Ryan, & Arabelle Sicardi

Filial piety and betrayal! Martial law and political prisoners! Stinky Tofu! We’re exploring new Taiwanese American literature from the Shilin night market to the historical trauma of the White Terror. Come hear novelists Shawna Yang Ryan and Ed Lin, who will discuss their books with beauty and fashion politics blogger Arabelle Sicardi (Teen Vogue and ROOKIE). RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Shawna Yang Ryan’s second novel, Green Island (Knopf 2016), follows the Tsai family and their struggle to survive the infamous White Terror MORE

Fri, February 17, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Love and Girlhood

Abeer Hoque, Tania De Rozario, & Wo Chan

Come celebrate the launch of new books by Abeer Hoque and Tania De Rozario! From Nigeria to Bangladesh to Singapore, these fierce memoirs explore what it means to come of age as a young woman and what it means to leave where you’ve come from. We’ll be celebrating their publications with Margins Fellow Wo Chan! (We may or may not have cookies and clementines.) RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | MORE

Wed, February 15, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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