Upcoming Events

Belladonna/AAWW Reading

Betsy Fagin, Cathy Park Hong, Michael Leong, and Dorothy Tse

We join forces with feminist poetry collective Belladonna for a night of surrealist and experimental writing by Betsy FaginCathy Park Hong, Michael Leong, and Dorothy Tse, who is visiting from Hong Kong. Founded at Bluestockings in 1999, Belladonna has showcased over 200 writers internationally, who all share an intense desire to be as “dangerous with language” as possible. We’ll have specially produced Belladonna chaplets of work by Michael Leong for sale at.. MORE

Thu, April 2, 2015 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Ste. 600
New York, NY 10001

AAWW at AWP! Mapping New Territories: Diasporic Writers from Regions of Conflict

Kazim Ali, Hayan Charara, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Ken Chen, Mong-Lan

The AAWW at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair! In the last few years, we've seen a rise in global conflicts (the protests in Cairo during Arab Spring and self-immolation of Tibetan monks in China). Diasporic writers, such as Asian and Arab American writers, have had a profound and conflicted response to what's happening in their places of origin. Our panel features four notable writers discussing what “territory” might be, both.. MORE

Fri, April 10, 2015 10:30am
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 200 B&C, Level 2 F143
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

SOUTH ASIAN ODYSSEYS

Tania James and Amit Chaudhuri

Join us as we travel from the protected forest lands of South India to the inner life of a wandering Desi urbanite in London. Tania James’s lyrical new novel The Tusk That Did the Damage portrays the tense and complicated politics at Kavanar Wildlife Park, where bull elephants trample visitors, find themselves studied by zoologists and filmmakers, and are themselves hunted by poachers. Not only does Tania creates a complex web of messy.. MORE

Thu, April 16, 2015 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Ste. 600
New York, NY 10001
Past Events

Undocupoets Petition Reading

Wo Chan, Sonia Guiñansaca, Jennifer Tamayo, and Javier Zamora. Hosted by Christopher Soto.

Did you know that many writing contests require you to be a US citizen? While this requirement may initially seem benign, these contests end up excluding millions of writers of color from applying every year. More than ten million migrants a year are explicitly barred from submitting to both artists grants and major writing contests, like the Yale Series of Younger Poets and the Walt Whitman. Poets Marcelo MORE

Fri, March 27, 2015 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Ste. 600
New York, NY 10001

GRANTA INDIA LAUNCH

Ian Jack, Amitava Kumar, Hari Kunzru and Kalpana Narayanan

When journalist Ian Jack first visited India in 1976, he found steam locomotives, a sluggish economy, and a national literature that had been largely written by outsiders--say, J.G. Farrell, E.M. Forster, or Larry Collins. In the last few decades, Indian writing has boomed: consider the rise of Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, and South Asian journalism. Come join us for a special reading to celebrate Granta’s special issue, India: MORE

Thu, March 26, 2015 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Ste. 600
New York, NY 10001

Love, Time Travel, and Your Desi Family

Mira Jacob, Sandip Roy, and Tanwi Nandini Islam

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by hearing two debut novelists—Mira Jacob and Sandip Roy—read about time-hopping stories about love, grief, and the complications of the South Asian immigrant family. Mira Jacob’s The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing begins when Amina--30-ish and single—flies home to New Mexico to visit her South Indian parents: her brain surgeon father Thomas (who is hallucinating visits from ghosts) and her Jesus-loving mother Kamala (who wishes she were married MORE

Thu, February 19, 2015 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Ste. 600
New York, New York 10001