Upcoming Events

Twins and Pop Stars

Tom Cho, Eugene Lim

Meet a grandma named Bruce, an occasional Godzilla, and Whitney Houston's bodyguard/lover.  Tom Cho's Look Who’s Morphing was published to acclaim in Australia and shortlisted for multiple literary awards—including the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book—and has been studied at universities in Canada, Australia, UK, Switzerland and Japan. It is finally being released in the U.S. Eugene Lim will join him on stage to read from his book The Strangers, an.. MORE

Thu, April 17, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY

Metropole I: Old Colony, New Capital

Rana Dasgupta, Teju Cole

Two writers explore metropolises they have known for years, finding them changed, expanding, dangerous, lively. Rana Dasgupta’s Capital: The Eruption of Delhi takes a personal, journalistic account of the deep contradictions in the expanding city, from its new billionaires to the slums surrounding them. In Every Day is for the Thief, Teju Cole’s narrator revisits Lagos after fifteen years of living in New York, finding corruption and poignant moments, seeing the.. MORE

Sat, May 3, 2014 3:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th floor
New York,

Metropole II: Rats and Comedy

Amitava Kumar, Uday Prakash, moderated by Jonathan Shainin

Sometimes the only way into the heart of a city, with its layers of history and teeming populace, is through the overlooked detail, the back-alley tale, the surreal. In A Matter of Rats, Amitava Kumar offers a sensitive portrait of his hometown Patna, using city's rat infestation as a entry point into city bureaucracy, history, and the caste system. Uday Prakash’s The Walls of Delhi traces three intertwined stories that.. MORE

Wed, May 7, 2014 12:00am
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th floor
New York,
Past Events

Take a Stand for Free Expression in China

Sergio De La Pava, Jennifer Egan, Ha Jin, Alison Klayman, Chang-Rae Lee, and Victoria Redel

On the occasion of Ai Weiwei's retrospective opening at the Brooklyn Museum, Sergio De La Pava, Jennifer Egan, Ha Jin, Alison Klayman, Chang-Rae Lee, and Victoria Redel will read writing and testimonials from Ai Weiwei, Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia, and  Ilham Tohti in support of freedom expression in China. Follow and tweet your support with #WITHFLOWERS Presented by PEN American Center in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library and Friends of Ai Weiwei. Co-sponsored by AAWW and Phil MORE

Thu, April 10, 2014 7:00pm
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Damaged Good

Akhil Sharma, Renato Rosaldo, moderated by Catherine Barnett

Suffering doesn't make us noble, but it forces itself into our lives anyway. Akhil Sharma reads from his new book Family Life, some thirteen years in the making. Sharma uses precise prose to create moments of intense pain, duty, and revelation as a young boy and his family learn to live through a wrenching tragedy. The eminent Renato Rosaldo will open with a reading from his new book The Day of Shelly's Death. Made up of a blend MORE

Wed, April 9, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY

Connecting Cultures with Poets & Writers, Inc.

Timothy DuWhite, Sania Khan, Veda Kumarjiguda, A. Lyric, Charleen McClure, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Cindy “Black Angel” Peralta, and April Ranger

This year's cross-cultural reading features writers who have been funded through Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops Program, representing the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Robleswrites, and Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon. Writers will be introduced by Nadia Ahmad, JP Howard, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, and more! For more about the Readings & Workshops Program, please visit us:www.pw.org/funding. For more information about the reading, contact Cathy Linh Che MORE

Thu, April 3, 2014 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10001
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