Upcoming Events

Poetry Versus Essay Versus Ghost

Sun Yung Shin, Janice Lee, & Madhu Kaza

Come throw poetry in the atom smasher with death, essays, grief, television, orientalism, science fiction, wandering, and ghosts. This event on hybrid forms and migrant thoughts features writers Madhu Kaza, Janice Lee, and Sun Yung Shin, the latter two appearing in a rare New York visit. We’ll explore poetry as a discursive site not unlike the essay--and also poetry as a site for encounters with the dead. Fans of Teju.. MORE

Sat, December 10, 2016 3:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

Flip the Beat

Christine Balance, Jessica Hagedorn, Patrick Rosal

Join us for the New York launch of scholar Christine Bacareza Balance’s new book Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America(Duke 2016), a vital exploration of post-WWII Filipino literary and musical culture. We’ll also feature former AAWW Literary Award winner Patrick Rosal’s new poetry collection Brooklyn Antediluvian (Persea 2016). His work channels DJ culture, family history, soul music, dance, and Galeanoesque myth-making to explore vital questions about race in America. The evening will culminate.. MORE

Mon, December 12, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

Fight Back Workshop: Secure Your Movement

Equality Labs

Fam, things are about to get real hard. Harder than they have ever been and we need to hold fast and be smart about how we organize over the next four years. To protect ourselves we need to talk about digital security and how to practice digital self-defense during a time of unprecedented surveillance of our communities. This training is brought to you by Equality Labs, a South Asian Women’s Gender.. MORE

Wed, December 14, 2016 6:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
Past Events

The Bridge: Diaspora, Migration and Translation

Mona Kareem, Genya Turovskaya, Zohra Saed, Sal Robinson, Madhu Kaza

We’re excited to host the first installment of The Bridge, a special reading series featuring translators who first or second generation immigrants or who identify as part of a diaspora. Hosted by Sal Robinson and Madhu Kaza, the series will feature immigrant and POC translators--and will also coincide with a spring 2017 issue of the journal Aster(ix) devoted to such translators. This installment features: Mona Kareem, who works on subalternity MORE

Wed, November 30, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 St 6FL
New York, New York 10001

Margins Fellow & Mentor Reading

Tina Chang, Monica Ferrell, Hua Hsu, Vt Hung, Jen Hyde, Steven Tagle, Wei Tchou, Monique Truong

For more than twenty years, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop has incubated emerging writers of color, including such writers as Tina Chang, Monica Ferrell, and Jhumpa Lahiri. We recently created an utterly new fellowship that grants publication opportunities, cash, work space, and a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts: The Margins Fellowship. Join us as we celebrate the literary accomplishments of our second class of Margins fellows—Vt Hung, MORE

Mon, November 21, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 St 6FL
New York, New York 10001

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

Jade Phoenix Martinez, Jes Tom, Sonia Guiñansaca, & 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 Jade Phoenix Martinez and Jes Tom. Trans Day of Remembrance is November 20th & Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safe community space for QTPOC and rising migrant artists. Jade Phoenix Martinez is MORE

Wed, November 16, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street
New York, New York 10001
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