Upcoming Events

Open Mic: Burqa Project Edition

Ayesha Akhtar

AAWW’s open mic series provides a safe space to forge new art and communities. We’ve seen unpublished writers and legendary authors, sparked book deals, and hosted comedy, spoken word, music, poetry, memoir, fiction, and more. Featured presenter Ayesha Akhtar will break down The Burqa Project, in which she asks men to dress in burqas and captures them going about their daily lives. This event is open to the public, with.. MORE

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

Workshop: Two Truths and a Lie

Bushra Rehman

Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction Six Mondays from October 6- November 10, 2014, 7PM-9PM at AAWW Fee: $275 General/$250 AAWW Members Deposit: $50 General Deposit/$40 Members 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 Fiction. Through original writing exercises, we will.. MORE

Mon, October 6, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St 6th Floor

Metropole III: Karachi Crossroads

Sadia Shepard, Bilal Tanweer, Durba Mitra

Among the many characters in The Scatter Here Is Too GreatBilal Tanweer's new novel, is the city of Karachi itself: its diverse, thriving population. The episodic novel follows a series of characters and voices after a bomb goes off at Karachi Cantt station.  Sadia Shepard will show an excerpt of her gorgeous film cycle The Other Half of Tomorrow, focusing of feminist organizing in Karachi. Durba Mitra will moderate the evening, bringing to it her.. MORE

Tue, October 7, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St 6th Floor
New York, NY
Past Events

The Popular is Political

Roxane Gay, Alexander Chee

You love the sound of "Blurred Lines" but hate the words. You're troubled by The Help. Where do feminism and diversity fit into this crazy world of pop culture? Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist doesn't offer up definitive answers, it provokes us into conversation. Alexander Chee, author of Edinburgh and the great blog Koreanish, joins her on stage to ask the question: what would real diversity look like in our popular culture? Roxane Gay’s writing has MORE

Mon, September 22, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St 6th Floor
New York, NY

Blind Musicians and The Peshawar Bazaar

Kamila Shamsie, Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru has gone digital with his multimedia essay “Twice Upon a Time” for the Atavist. The Atavist is going print with their first paper book, Kamila Shamsie's A God in Every Stone. Kunzru's essay is a take on New York through music and memory, with the sounds of the blind musician Moondog. Shamsie offers an epic tale that starts in London on the eve of WWI and travels through Peshawar, Flanders, and MORE

Thu, September 18, 2014 7:00pm
McNally Jackson
52 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

These Sacred Bones

R.A. Villanueva, Janine Joseph, Sarah Gambito, Joseph Legaspi, John Murillo, Patrick Rosal, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

Part religious meditation, part pop culture, R.A. Villanueva's Prairie Schooner Book Prize-winning debut Reliquaria uses the body as a starting point for everything else. AAWW is toasting the launch of his book with a stellar lineup of poets presenting their work with him. Award-winning performance poet Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai will emcee the evening. We'll be discussing human anatomy, Filipino America, the Renaissance, and western mythology. R.A. Villanueva is the author of Reliquaria (U. MORE

Sat, September 13, 2014 7:00pm
Dumbo Sky
10 Jay St, #903
Brooklyn, New York
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