Upcoming Events


Alan Chin, Suzanne Ma, Val Wang, and Wah-Ming Chang

So if China’s going to be the capital of the 21st Century, what does it mean to leave this new metropole or come back? Photographer Alan Chin and writers Suzanne Ma and Val Wang, moderated by Wah-Ming Chang, touch upon what it means to immigrate from China and what it means to return--in a time when 50 million Chinese live overseas, and when more people migrate within China than anywhere else.. MORE

Mon, April 27, 2015 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Ste. 600
New York, NY 10001

War and Laughter

Alex Gilvarry, Viet Nguyen and Gina Apostol

Join us as writers Alex Gilvarry and Viet Ngyuen read novels that laugh in the darkness of American empire, whether it’s the Vietnam War or the War on Terror. Released on the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, Viet Ngyuen’s intense satirical novel The Sympathizer (Grove Atlantic 2015) follows a young multiracial Vietnamese man who escapes the Vietnam War thanks to a CIA airlift. His wife and children killed.. MORE

Tue, May 5, 2015 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Ste. 600
New York, NY 10001

METROPOLE IV: Pacific Archipelagos - Taiwan & Hawaii

Julie Wu and Cecily Wong

Come hear debut novelists Julie Wu and Cecily Wong tell stories about two islands that have proven central to the overseas Chinese experience: Taiwan and Hawaii. Travel back in time to 1940s Taiwan. The loveless but plucky hero of Julie Wu’s Dickensian novel The Third Son is Saburo, the family scapegoat and the third (read: least favorite) son of a local bigwig. He’s got a crush on Yoshiko, but he’s.. MORE

Sat, May 23, 2015 3:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 West 27th Street, 6FL
New York, NY 10001
Past Events

Dissent Spring 2015 Launch: Border Crossings

Vivek Bald, Gaiutra Bahadur, Jack Tchen, Minh-Ha T. Pham, and Michelle Chen

We are joining teams with Dissent Magazine to celebrate the launch of the magazine's Spring issue, “Border Crossings,” featuring a discussion with Vivek Bald, Gaiutra Bahadur, Jack Tchen, and Minh-Ha T. Pham, moderated by Michelle Chen. The panel will start at 7:30 p.m. sharp. To read Dissent’s Spring issue for free, sign up for their email newsletter by March 31: http://www.dissentmagazine.org/blog/read-our-spring-issue-for-free Labeled everything from model minorities to national threats, immigrants often MORE

Wed, April 22, 2015 7:00pm
Local 61
61 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Tania James, Amit Chaudhuri, and Durba Mitra

Join us as we travel from the protected forest lands of South India to the inner life of a wandering Desi urbanite in London. Tania James’s lyrical new novel The Tusk That Did the Damage portrays the tense and complicated politics at Kavanar Wildlife Park, where bull elephants trample visitors, find themselves studied by zoologists and filmmakers, and are themselves hunted by poachers. Not only does Tania creates a complex web of messy MORE

Thu, April 16, 2015 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Ste. 600
New York, NY 10001

AAWW at AWP! Mapping New Territories: Diasporic Writers from Regions of Conflict

Kazim Ali, Hayan Charara, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Ken Chen, Mong-Lan

The AAWW at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair! In the last few years, we've seen a rise in global conflicts (the protests in Cairo during Arab Spring and self-immolation of Tibetan monks in China). Diasporic writers, such as Asian and Arab American writers, have had a profound and conflicted response to what's happening in their places of origin. Our panel features four notable writers discussing what “territory” might be, both MORE

Fri, April 10, 2015 10:30am
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 200 B&C, Level 2 F143
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403