Upcoming Events

Marianna's Beauty Salon Launch Party

Bushra Rehman, Quincy Scott Jones, Jai Dulani, Sadia Shepard & DJ Rekha

Join us to celebrate the launch of Marianna's Beauty Salon, Bushra Rehman's first collection of poetry. Rehman is author of Corona, a dark comedy on being South Asian American and co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, one of Ms. Magazine’s “100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.” This collection spans twenty years of poetic work. Rehman will be joined on stage by Quincy Scott Jones.. MORE

Thu, May 24, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Dear Life

Porochista Khakpour, Yiyun Li & Elif Batuman

Join us for a reading featuring two fiction writers whose memoirs about illness offer stories of survival, pain and transformation. Sick is Porochista Khakpour’s grueling, emotional journey — as a woman, as an Iranian-American, a writer, and a lifelong sufferer of undiagnosed health problems — through the chronic illness that perpetually left her a victim of anxiety, living a life stymied by an unknown condition. MacArthur ‘genius’ grant winner Yiyun.. MORE

Wed, June 6, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001
Past Events

Margins Fellow & Mentor Reading

Mariam Bazeed, Alexander Chee, Youmna Chlala, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Rami Karim, Kyle Lucia Wu, Yanyi & Rachel Zucker

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—Mariam Bazeed, MORE

Tue, May 22, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001

Third Culture/Third Genre: Between Poetry and Prose, a Workshop

Marwa Helal

One session, 2 hours (6:30PM-9:00PM) Monday, May 21st, 2018 Fees & Payment Options: $100* *Maximum 8 students. Attendees who are returning students of Third Culture/Third Genre: Between Poetry and Prose*, please contact Tiffany Tran Le at tle@aaww.org for a discount. Why you should take this class: Because you're a third culture kid who writes third genre* work: You have good sense when it comes to knowing whether what you're writing is better MORE

Mon, May 21, 2018 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for Asian American Literature

Kundiman, Wikimedia NYC & PEN America

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we'll be holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for Asian American Literature! Presented by Kundiman, Asian American Writers' Workshop, Wikimedia NYC, & PEN America, we invite you to join us at the Asian American Writers' Workshop on Saturday, May 12th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Our Edit-a-Thon will work on addressing the gaps and deficiencies across pages related to Asian American literature on Wikipedia. MORE

Sat, May 12, 2018 12:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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