Upcoming Events

The Witching Hour: A Night of Poetry

Jess Rizkallah, Marwa Helal, Aria Aber, & Melissa Lozada-Olivia

If you’re in the Halloween spirit for some bewitching poetry, come celebrate the launch of Jess Rizkallah’s new book of poems, the magic my body becomes. She will be joined by poets Marwa Helal, Aria Aber, and Melissa Lozada-Oliva, all of whom write into different sorts of magics: the body, family, immigration, language, community, love, and loss. In the magic my body becomes, Jess Rizkallah explores the complexities of being.. MORE

Tue, October 24, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

Know Your Rights, Know Your Power: Training & Cultural Night

Jackie Mariano & Material Support

Learn about your rights while singing your heart out! Join us for a night of strengthening and celebrating our resistance as Attorney Jackie Mariano leads a Know Your Rights training on immigration and political demonstrations. Material Support, an agit-punk band which Mariano fronts, shares the stage with their lead singer to ground us in the necessity of bold, collective action through their unapologetic brand of pinoy hardcore punk. RESERVE A.. MORE

Thu, October 26, 2017 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Workshop: Start and Finish

Janani Balasubramanian

Five Sessions, 2.5 hours each (6-8:30pm) Tuesdays October 31st, November 7th, November 14th, November 21st, November 28th Fees & Payment Options: $350 General / $320 AAWW Members (Join the Fanclub!) Full payment due before first class. Maximum of twenty students. Why You Should Take This Class: This workshop lives in the terrifying space between the aspirational (dreams, wishes) and the practical (goals, time). Collectively, we will map our visions, examine our roadblocks and.. MORE

Tue, October 31, 2017 6:00pm to Tue, November 28, 2017 8:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street
New York, New York 10001
Past Events

Speaking Truth to Power: Confronting Authoritarian Regimes

Raissa Robles, Raad Rahman, Tenzin Dickie & Jeremy Tiang

How is resistance possible when reality itself is obscured? In an era of "fake news" and more facts than anyone could hope to grasp, authoritarians rely on this uncertainty to consolidate their hold on power. Legendary journalist Raissa Robles joins us from the Philippines to share her new work, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, which reappraises the era of Marcos and applies it lessons to what is unfolding today. Communications MORE

Thu, October 19, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Data, Poetry, Trauma

Paisley Rekdal, Yanyi, Soyoung Yoon & Jennifer Hayashida

Many Asian Americans know innately that intergenerational trauma is real, but how do we “prove” it? Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal's new book, The Broken Country, tells the story of Vietnamese-American Kiet Thanh Ly, who stabbed two white men in 2012 in retribution for the Vietnam War, even though he did not experience it himself. Come for a special event with Paisley Rekdal, 2017 Margins Fellow Yanyi, Soyoung Yoon, and Jennifer Hayashida that MORE

Sat, October 14, 2017 3:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Tourism in Literature

Bani Amor, Farzana Doctor, Tiphanie Yanique & Julia Hori

Travel writing is a genre rife with fantasies of escape, luxury, and finding oneself through an experience in an unfamiliar place—in other words, colonial tropes. Is it possible to write about travel while decolonizing the narrative? What can contemporary literature tell us about the relationship between tourists and service workers, and can it provide more authentic ways of knowing places that have been branded to Western tourists as pleasure zones? MORE

Thu, October 12, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001
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