Upcoming Events

Good Girls Marry Doctors

Piyali Bhattacharya, Swati Khurana, Rajpreet Heir, Jyothi Natarajan, Ankita Rao, and Sejal Shah

Come through to celebrate the new anthology Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion (Aunt Lute Books 2016), the first anthology to examine the multiple facets of daughterhood in South Asian American families. Intimate, heart-breaking, political, and hilarious, these first person essays examine what it means to be the perfect Asian daughter. (The book’s title—editor Piyali Bhattacharya writes in Feministing—arose out of “a.. MORE

Wed, September 7, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th
New York, NY 10001

150 Years of Chinese American History

Peter Ho Davies

Laundry and railroad workers, silent film star Anna May Wong, and hate crime victim Vincent Chin: these icons of Chinese American history become recast in The Fortunes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016), a new multi-generational novel by the award-winning author Peter Ho Davies. Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, Davis is a Guggenheim and NEA Fellow and was named by Granta as one of the Best Young British novelists.. MORE

Mon, September 12, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th
New York, NY 10001

David Lau & Cheena Marie Lo Reading

David Lau & Cheena Marie Lo

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Thu, September 15, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th
New York, NY
Past Events

Asian Classics: Hong Gildong

Minsoo Kang, Min Jin Lee, and Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Join us as we celebrate the new authoritative translation from Penguin Classics of The Story of Hong Gildong--arguably the single-most important book of classic Korean fiction. Following the adventures of the Robin Hood-like Hong Gildong, this social justice fairy tale has been adapted into feature films, television shows, cartoons, and even a video game. As NPR writes, "Hong Gildong is an iconic figure in MORE

Thu, August 25, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th
New York, NY 10001

Undocumented Architecture

Tings Chak, Victoria Law

Join us for the U.S. launch of Tings Chak’s Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention, a graphic novel that documents the banality and violence of immigration incarceration centers. She'll discuss the work with freelance journalist Victoria Law, which will be facilitated by a member of AMPLIFY(HER). At the intersection of prison abolition and migrant justice, we explore counter-narratives that highlight resistance by incarcerated women and MORE

Thu, August 18, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St.
New York, NY 10003

Process Talk II

Victoria Chang, Andrew Lam, Monica Ong, and Eugenia Leigh

Come through for our second installment of Process Talks—a salon-style multimedia show-n-tell, where innovative poets and novelists will screen the images that have been haunting their writing and discuss their writing process. Come see award-winning poet Victoria Chang and essayist Andrew Lam (both joining us for a rare visit from out of town), and emerging poets Monica Ong Reed and Eugenia Leigh. For a sneak peak, check out Victoria and MORE

Wed, August 17, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th
New York, NY 10001
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