Upcoming Events

Workshop: Two Truths and a Lie

Bushra Rehman

Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction Six Mondays October 3, 10, 17, 24; November 7, 14 7PM-9PM $400 General / $375 AAWW Members $360 Early Registration before Labor Day - September 5th Writing from life can be a tricky business. There are people to protect, faulty memories of events, and the pitfalls of self-censorship. In this workshop, we will employ techniques of poetry and fiction to create works of Memoir and Autobiographical.. MORE

Mon, October 3, 2016 7:00pm to Mon, November 14, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

Dane Figueroa Edidi, Sham-e Ali Nayeem, Sonia Guiñansaca and Kay Ulanday Barrett

Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at our next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Hosted by poets Sonia Guiñansaca and Kay Ulanday Barrett, this edition of Mouth to Mouth features Dane Figueroa Edidi and Sham-e Ali Nayeem. Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safe community space for QTPOC and rising migrant artists. Sham-e-Ali Nayeem is a Philadelphia area-based poet and visual artist who.. MORE

Tue, October 4, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001

New Korean Literature in Translation

Deborah Smith & Ed Park

Join us for a rare New York appearance by translator Deborah Smith, whose translation of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian: A Novel (Hogarth 2016) just won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. She’ll discuss her new translation of Bae Suah’s A Greater Music (Open Letter 2016) with novelist and editor Ed Park. We will have refreshments courtesy of our co-sponsors the Literature Translation Institute of Korea and the Korean Consulate General.. MORE

Wed, October 5, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York, New York 10001
Past Events

Amplify(HER) Launch

Sonia Guiñansaca, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Manny Yusuf, Israt Audry, Michelle Chen, Soonaenae, DJ Ushka, Laura X Moya & Deesha Narichania

Drop by for the special launch for AMPLIFY(HER), the first-ever zine by and for undocumented women from the Asian diaspora. Grab your copy and support undocumented Asian writers alongside event hosts Sonia Guiñansaca of CultureStrike and Kay Ulanday Barrett, author of When The Chant Comes (Topside Press 2016). Come hear from the editors MORE

Thu, September 29, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th
New York, NY 10001

(IN)VISIBILITIES: Singaporean and American Writers on Race and Sex

Alfian Sa’at, Naomi Jackson, Jason Koo, Ovidia Yu, and Jennifer Hayashida

Join us for the opening night of the Singapore Literary Festival! Racial/ethnic identifications are seen as visible, whereas sexual preferences are deemed otherwise. How do writers make visible, or not, such identifications and preferences, and why do they do so? Award-winning Singaporean authors and playwrights Alfian Sa’at and Ovidia Yu will join New York-based writers Naomi Jackson and Jason Koo in a special reading and discussion the invisibilities and visibilities MORE

Wed, September 28, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

The Face

Tash Aw and Ruth Ozeki

Celebrate the launch of an innovative new series from Restless Books with two of contemporary literature’s most exciting transnational writers: Booker Finalist Ruth Ozeki and Tash Aw. Both writers have slim new editions with a new series by Restless Books called THE FACE, which asks writers to offer a guided tour of that most intimate terrain: their own faces. Ruth Ozeki’s THE FACE: A Time Code (Restless Books 2016) provides a MORE

Fri, September 23, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th
New York, NY 10001
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