Upcoming Events

Daughters of Brooklyn

Tanwi Nandini Islam and Naomi Jackson

Join us for an evening featuring Tanwi Nandini Islam and Naomi Jackson, whose debut novels share a setting in Brooklyn, home to so many families who call somewhere else home. Born to immigrant parents, Islam's and Jackson’s heroines wrestle with competing cultural messages, gender norms, and a poignant sense of placelessness, all while navigating the tribulations of teenhood in America. In Islam’s Bright Lines, the Bangladeshi Saleem family raises three girls.. MORE

Thu, August 13, 2015 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10001

Anti-Nationalism Day!

Amitava Kumar, Hari Kunzru and others

For the final event in the Post-Midnight series, guest curator the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) is throwing a rather unusual holiday: Anti-Nationalism Day. An invented holiday meant to humorously rebut India's Independence Day on August 15th, Anti-Nationalism Day will feature poets and writers reading newly written pieces in response to the works and themes of After Midnight, the Queens Museum’s Indian Modernism exhibition that orients itself on the.. MORE

Sun, August 30, 2015 12:00am
Queens Museum
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368

The Empire Strikes India & China: a Reading

Amitav Ghosh

It’s 1839. China and Great Britain stand on the brink of the First Opium War. By the time it’s over, the Western powers will have torched the Emperor’s summer palace, legalized the Opium trade in China, and reduced China to a semi-colony carved up by the colonial powers. More than a decade ago, Booker Prize Finalist Amitav Ghosh began the Ibis trilogy, a 1,600-page triad of novels that told the.. MORE

Thu, September 10, 2015 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10001
Past Events

Poetry & Politics I

Wing Tek Lum, Vikas Menon, & Sarah Gambito

Calling all poets and politicos! You are hereby requested to drop by our first installation of our Poetry & Politics series featuring Wing Tek Lum and Vikas Menon and MCed by Sarah Gambito. In 1937, the Japanese army invaded the then capital of China--the city of Nanjing--and over the next six months, slaughtered as many as a third of a million civilians and raped as many as 80,000 women. American Book MORE

Mon, July 27, 2015 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10001

The #Good Muslim Bad Muslim Podcast, Live from New York!

Taz Ahmed, Zahra Noorbakhsh, Navdeep Tucker & DJ Rekha

Join us for an evening of conversation and laughter as the quirky yet controversial duo of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast record a live show for their next episode from the heart of the Big Apple. Stay tuned as co-hosts Zahra Noorbakhsh and Taz Ahmed declare fatwas, creep sharia and hand out Good Muslim awards. The show will be recorded, as are all of their conversations. Stick around for the Q&A MORE

Thu, July 23, 2015 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

Kay Barrett & Jess X Chen, Hosted by Shinji Moon & Sonia Guiñansaca

Calling all poets, writers, musicians, and comedians who want to share their work with the community! After a brief hiatus, we are back with our Mouth-to-Mouth open mic series, a safe space for forging new art and communities. We’ve seen emerging writers and established authors, sparked book deals, and provided a platform for comedy, spoken word, music, poetry, memoir, fiction, and more. This time, we will be joined by Kay Barrett MORE

Sat, July 11, 2015 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street, 6FL
New York, NY 10001