Upcoming Events

Memory Maps: An Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, a Workshop

Anelise Chen

Five Sessions, 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9:00PM) Tuesdays*, February 20th, 27th, March 6th**, March 20th, March 27th Fees & Payment Options: $270 General/$240 Member (JOIN THE FANCLUB!) Registration Deadline: February 13th, 2018 *There will be no class on March 13th. **On March 6th, class will run 7PM-9PM. REGISTER HERE Why You Should Take This Class: In recent years, scientists have found that memory and imagination call upon the same “default network” in the brain, suggesting that.. MORE

Tue, February 20, 2018 6:30pm to Tue, March 27, 2018 9:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York, NY 10001

Breaking Caste

Sujatha Gidla, Neel Mukherjee & Gaiutra Bahadur

Join us for a reading on India and caste with prize-winning novelist Neel Mukherjee and Sujatha Gidla, the author of the critically-acclaimed debut memoir Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India (FSG, 2017). Mukherjee's latest novel, A State of Freedom (W.W. Norton, 2018) follows the lives of five characters born to different circumstances in India navigating deeply entrenched class and caste divisions. In conversation with.. MORE

Fri, March 9, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

AWP Conference: Asian American Caucus

Neelanjana Banerjee, Cathy Linh Che, Dr. Lawrence-Minh Búi Davis, Jyothi Natarajan

How can Asian American writers build a stronger network? What does it mean to be a writer of color in these times? This third annual Asian American Caucus is a town hall-style hang out and community space. Come meet other Asian American writers and discuss fellowships, publication opportunities, and resources available to support you. Organized by the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Kaya, Kundiman, the Asian American Literary Review, Kearny Street,.. MORE

Fri, March 9, 2018 7:30pm
Tampa Convention Center, First Floor, Rooms 5 & 6
333 S Franklin St
Tampa, Florida 33602
Past Events

Nerds in Love

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Weike Wang & Madhu Kaza

How does what we know influence our quest for love? Three years into a graduate program in science, the narrator of Weike Wang’s critically-acclaimed Chemistry (Knopf, 2017) cooly compares receiving a marriage proposal from her boyfriend to the careful problem solving that occurs between lab partners. The eccentric protagonist of Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s Call Me Zebra MORE

Wed, February 21, 2018 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Poetry Workshop: Master Class with Monica Youn

Monica Youn

One Session, 3 hours (2PM-5PM)* Saturday, February 17 Fees & Payment Options: General $75/Member $65 (JOIN THE FANCLUB!) Registration Deadline: February 14 *This class could run slightly longer than 3 hours, based on how many students are in the class. REGISTER HERE Course Description: This will be a 3-4 hour master class workshop (depending on enrollment). Students should submit up to 3 poems of 1-2 pages each, although we may not have time to MORE

Sat, February 17, 2018 2:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

Letters Beyond Bars: From Internment to Immigrant Detention

Families for Freedom, Christine Kitano, Terry Watada, Karen Tei Yamashita and Tamara K Nopper

Come hear seminal Asian American writer Karen Tei Yamashita read from Letters to Memory, her visual and archival project based on family letters of Japanese internment alongside Families for Freedom activists reading letters from immigrant detainees. We’ll also feature poet Christine Kitano, who writes about her father’s internment during World War II, and Toronto-based novelist Terry Watada, who chronicles the untold story Canadian police rounding up the Japanese community in Vancouver in MORE

Tue, February 13, 2018 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001
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