Upcoming Events

GRANTA INDIA READING

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

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

Belladonna/AAWW Reading

Betsy Fagin, Michael Leong, and Dorothy Tse

We join forces with feminist poetry collective Belladonna for a night of surrealist and experimental writing by Betsy FaginMichael 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 the event! Dorothy Tse’s.. MORE

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

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

ON NOT BREAKING YOUR HEART DURING THE APOCALYPSE

Marie Mutsuki Mockett and Emily St. John Mandel

Sure, the end of the world is nigh, but then what? Two award-winning writersMarie Mutsuki Mockett and Emily St. John Mandelread books about the hopeful depths and consolations offered by art and spirituality after the apocalypse. In Emily St. John Mandel’s novel Station Eleven, a viral pathogen has killed 99% of the world population, except for a group of artists and musicians, who make MORE

Tue, February 3, 2015 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Ste. 600
New York, New York 10001

POETRY POETRY III: Kimiko Hahn, Nicole Sealey and Charif Shanahan

Hailed as "one of the most fascinating female poets of our time" (BOMB), Kimiko Hahn reads from her new poetry collection with emerging poets Nicole Sealey and Charif Shanahan. At the intersection of neuroscience and classical Japanese aesthetics, Kimiko’s new book Brain Fever meditates on the nature of the human mind and her own role as a woman, wife, mother, daughter, and artist in a specifically Asian American vernacular. As MORE

Tue, December 16, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York, New York 10001