Upcoming Events

Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Rumaan Alam and Mira Jacob

Rumaan Alam reads from his new book Rich and Pretty: A Novel (HarperCollins 2016) in conversation with novelist Mira Jacob. Mention AAWW when you check out at this special B&N book fair event and we’ll receive 10% of your purchase as a donation! Rumaan’s Rich and Pretty is an irresistible debut set in contemporary New York that focuses on how the relationship between two best friends (Sarah and Lauren) changes when.. MORE

Tue, June 7, 2016 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble
150 E 86th Street
New York,

On Failure: Celebrating Hua Hsu's Floating Chinaman

Hua Hsu, Jon Caramanica, Kiese Laymon, Ashok Kondabolu, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Dave Tompkins, and Esther Wang

Come through for a special event on ruminating on failure and celebrating the new book by Hua Hsu, A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure across the Pacific. The book takes its title from a lost manuscript by H. T. Tsiang, an oddball early Chinese immigrant experimental writer whose dismal literary career led him to self-publish his own visionary novels. We’ll start the event with short talks on failure by Jon.. MORE

Wed, June 8, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York,

Esme Wang Reading

Esme Wang & TBA

Details TBA.. MORE

Thu, June 16, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York,
Past Events

Poetry Poetry IV

Ocean Vuong, Janine Joseph, Wendy Xu, and Jennifer Hayashida

This is POETRY POETRY EPISODE IV, so that means this is some A New Hope sh*t. Come through for three emerging poets who’re wielding the force and making it new: Janine Joseph, Wendy Xu, and Ocean Vuong, who just won the Whiting Award and found himself the subject of a rave profile in The New Yorker. MORE

Thu, May 19, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York,

Japanese Feminist Comics

MariNaomi, Rokudenashiko, and Anne Ishii

Come hear two storytellers who are working at the edge of gender, sexuality, and the visual arts: graphic novelist MariNaomi, whose critically acclaimed new comic memoir explores her time working at hostess bars in Tokyo, and Japanese sculptor/manga artist Rokudenashiko, who was arrested last year in Japan for "distribution of obscenity." Her crime? Creating explicitly feminist art based on her own vulva. While Rokudenashiko MORE

Wed, May 18, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St.
New York,

SOLASTALGIA: Eco-Feminist Poetry by Queer Poets of Color

Jess X. Chen, Demian DinéYazhi, Sonia Guiñansaca, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Ficara McDoom, Ceci Pineda

Join us at AAWW for an evening of eco-feminist poetry that navigates time travel, queer resilience, migrant justice, love, trauma, fantasy, and indigenous survivance featuring Jess X. Chen, Demian DinéYazhi, Sonia Guiñansaca, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Ficara McDoom, Ceci Pineda. This is the homecoming show of SOLASTALGIA: a queer eco-feminist poetry tour featuring the transdisciplinary poetry of Chinese-American migrant artist JESS X SNOW and Indigenous Diné artist Demian DinéYazhi founder of RISE: Radical Indigenous Survivance & MORE

Tue, May 17, 2016 7:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street, 6FL
New York, NY 10001
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