Upcoming Events


Jeff Chang, Jessica Hagedorn, Vijay Prashad, Ayesha Siddiqi, Jay Smooth, Sonia Guiñansaca, and Hank Willis Thomas

Hey Fam. You gotta drop whatever you're doing and come celebrate Jeff Chang's new book Who Who Be: The Colorization of America. The author of Can't Stop: Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Jeff now presents a recent cultural history of American race in Who We Be. We're talking the Obama Hope poster, the invention of multiculturalism, Faith Ringgold, Colors magazine, Ishmael Reed, the Southern Strategy, Glenn.. MORE

Tue, October 28, 2014 7:00pm
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3rd St
New York, NY 10009

Asian Americana

Ellen D. Wu

You know the "model minority" story: Asian Americans as assimilated, professional, quiet. Ellen Wu's new book The Color of Success shows that this wasn't just a chance myth, but a concerted effort of liberal journalists, government officials, and scientists to create a narrative to combat and control the black liberation struggles, a Japanese population liberated from camps, and America's ongoing warfare. Her presentation will be joined by a screening of.. MORE

Thu, October 30, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St 6th Floor
New York,

Sri Lanka: Beyond an Uncivil Season

Rohini Mohan, Indran Amirthanayagam, Leslie Jamison

Come chomp on some Sri Lankan food as we ask, What happens in the aftermath of a three-decade long war? It’s a question at the center of Rohini Mohan’s new book, The Seasons of Trouble. The result of five years of reporting and research, her devastating and beautifully written account closes in on the lives of three Tamils caught in the everyday violence that lingers after the end of the.. MORE

Sat, November 1, 2014 3:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6FL
New York, NY 10001
Past Events

The Body Vietnam

Lan Cao, Paul Tran

The body carries memory, trauma, war, escape, repression. To excavate it is a political act. Lan Cao's new novel, The Lotus and the Storm, pulls the viewer back and forth between contemporary America and the war in Vietnam, following a family as they uncover truths about the atrocities there. Paul Tran molds spoken word poetry out of his historical research, using gesture, rhythm, and quotation to animate those narratives. Lan Cao is MORE

Fri, October 24, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York

Crushes and Mountains

Elisha Lim and Vivek Shraya

Canadian-based artists Elisha Lim and Vivek Shraya celebrate the publication of their new books, 100 Crushes and She of the Mountains, with queer prayers, songs, films, and readings. We're co-hosting the event at Barnard College. MORE

Tue, October 21, 2014 7:00pm
Barnard College - James Room 4th FL
3009 Broadway
New York, 10027

Boat, Passage

Luis H. Francia, Jennifer Hayashida, Efren Cruzada, Kevin Estrada

Hamlet, The Beatles, the LA Rebellion, the War in Iraq: Luis H. Francia's new book, Tattered Boat, moves across his many interests with a careful and confident eye. Poet, translator, and activist Jennifer Hayashida will parse the poems and politics.  Francia will also be joined on stage by two younger poets sharing their work: Efren Cruzada and Kevin Estrada. Luis H. Francia is the author of several poetry collections, MORE

Tue, October 14, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York
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