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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant-garde of One

Thomas Beard, Crystal Parikh, Alison Roh Park

December 4th, 2014 DATE CHANGE: December 5, 2014

Some thirty years after her sudden death, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s work remains a force in the fields of visual arts, avant-garde poetry, and feminist theory. From her early scholarship on French deconstruction to her video and performance art to her landmark book Dictee, Cha carved a singular space within the history of art, a one-woman avant-garde. Her work, described, in turns,.. MORE

Fri, December 5, 2014 7:00pm
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New York,
Past Events

POETRY POETRY II: Claudia Rankine, Hoa Nguyen, Rigoberto Gonzalez

Claudia Rankine, Hoa Nguyen, Rigoberto Gonzalez

“The world is wrong…. Who did what to whom on which day? ... Did I hear what I think I heard? Did that just come out of my mouth, his mouth, your mouth?” So writes Claudia Rankine in her new book Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press 2014), just short-listed for the National Book Award a few weeks ago. She is describing the disbelief and fatigue that you get when MORE

Fri, November 14, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6FL
New York, New York 10001

The Poem and Social Space: AAWW at Facing Race

Ken Chen, Lupe Mendez, Janine Joseph, Randall Horton

The poem can mobilize us in a social space, the poet Myung Mi Kim tells us. Taking that cue, how do we consciously use poetry to that end? How do we embed writing into the social justice process, and have it enter new spaces?Presenters will begin with a discussion of their work combining writing and social justice, followed by breakout workshops led by each writer, concluding with a reading from MORE

Fri, November 14, 2014 1:45pm
Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas , TX

WHERE POC BEATS MFA: CELEBRATING VONA

Elmaz Abinader, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Mai Perkins, and Seve Torres

So you read Junot Díaz’s essay MFA vs. POC, but did you know that it was originally published in a special anthology of work by writers of color? Join us as we celebrate the legacy of Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA), a vital nonprofit for writers of color cofounded by Elmaz Abinader, Junot Díaz, Victor Díaz and Diem Jones in 1999. We’ll celebrate VONA cofounder and PEN/Josephine Miles MORE

Thu, November 13, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writer's Workshop
112 West 27th Street
New York City,
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