Upcoming Events

EXCAVATING "NEW" PHILIPPINE MYTHS - Kuwento: Lost Things

Anna Alves, Sarah Gambito, Jessica Hagedorn, & Melissa R. Sipin

Join us for a special event celebrating a new anthology of Filipino myths: Kuwento: Lost Things. We’ll hear from three contributors from the anthology: Anna Alves, PhD student in American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark; Sarah Gambito, cofounder of Kundiman; and Melissa R. Sipin, co-editor of Kuwento). Moderated by acclaimed novelist Jessica Hagedorn, author of Toxicology and a winner of the AAWW Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2011, Melissa R. Sipin and.. MORE

Thu, July 9, 2015 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street, 6FL
New York, NY 10001

Comics & Graphic Vignettes – From Scribble to Strip

Wendy Xu and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

One afternoon session, 2:00pm – 5:00pm Saturday, July 11 Fee: $20 Class limit 15 people Whether you feel superhuman or just super human, come draw your story at this workshop. We’ll explore the history of Asian American comic and graphic novel artists, then jump into the creative process ourselves. From ideas to inking, we’ll learn drawing and storyboarding techniques, and everyone will create their own character and 3-panel strip from scratch. We’ll be.. MORE

Sat, July 11, 2015 2:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10001

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

Kay Barrett, Jess X Chen, Shinji Moon, & Sonia Guiñansaca

Calling all poets, writers, musicians, and comedians who want to share their work with the community! After a brief hiatus, we are back with our Mouth-to-Mouth open mic series, a safe space for forging new art and communities. We’ve seen emerging writers and established authors, sparked book deals, and provided a platform for comedy, spoken word, music, poetry, memoir, fiction, and more. This time, we will be joined by Kay Barrett.. MORE

Sat, July 11, 2015 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street, 6FL
New York, NY 10001
Past Events

Reading For Nepal

Prajwal Parajuly, Mira Jacob, Muna Gurung, Tuelo Minah, and more

The Nepal earthquake in April was one of the deadliest natural disasters to strike the country. It laid waste to whole villages, took the life of more than 8,000 people, and injured almost 20,000. In May, a second earthquake struck, setting back relief work and demoralizing Nepalis right when the earthquake was drifting out of the headlines. Join us for a special reading featuring Prajwal Parajuly, author of the new MORE

Thu, June 4, 2015 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street, 6FL
New York, New York 10001

Craysians 101: A Poetry Workshop for Weirdos

Sally Wen Mao

Four evening sessions, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. : Wednesday, May 27 Thursday, May 28 Tuesday, June 2 Wednesday, June 3 Fees & Payment Options: Full: $180 (discount beginning 5-26) Full payment due before first class Deposit: $85 Deposit due by first class. Remainder due by Tuesday, June 2 Outsiders, rebels, and weirdos, be aware: there's a poetry workshop for you. In this workshop, we will investigate escapism and alternative universes in the context of poets and artists. We will MORE

Wed, May 27, 2015 12:00am to Wed, June 3, 2015 9:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street, 6FL
New York, NY 10001

METROPOLE IV: LOVE AND FAMILY IN TAIWAN AND HAWAII

Julie Wu and Cecily Wong

Taiwan and Hawaii sit on the opposite sides of the Pacific, but these two islands serve as hubs of migration from the rest of Asia and to the United States--as you and your family may know from personal experience! Treat yourselves to a reading on Saturday, May 23 featuring two novelists writing about family, history and the displacement of immigration in Taiwan and Hawaii: Julie Wu and Cecily Wong. Travel back MORE

Sat, May 23, 2015 3:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 West 27th Street, 6FL
New York, NY 10001