Upcoming Events

Colonial Manifests

John Keene and Naomi Williams

We’re treading the treacherous waters of the Age of Exploration and the history of New World slavery. Guiding your rudder will be two formally adventurous story collections: Dark Room Collective member John Keene’s Counternarratives (named Best of 2015 by Flavorwire, Lambda Literary, LitHub, Vanity Fair, and New York Magazine) and Japanese American novelist Naomi Williams’s Landfalls (picked for the NBCC longlist and the One Story Debut Ball). Moderated by AAWW.. MORE

Wed, May 4, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street , 6th Floor
New York, New York 11366

Intro to Islamophobia and Xenophobia

Deepa Iyer, YaliniDream, Hina Shamsi, Aber Kawas

If you’ve been following the Presidential election, you’ve heard Donald Trump call for a database tracking all Muslim Americans and Ted Cruz suggest banning Muslim refugees purely on their religion. While this nativism is not new, dating back to 9/11 and before, these examples show how crucial xenophobia remains for American nationalism. Come hear attorney/activist Deepa Iyer read from her crucial new book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab,.. MORE

Thu, May 5, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York,

TURNING YOUR REAL LIFE INTO FICTION: A NOVEL WORKSHOP

Helen Wan

Four sessions 6-8pm: Wed 5/11, Tues 5/24, Tues 5/31, Tues 6/7. No class 5/17. Fees & Payment Options: Full class tuition: $325 General / $300 Members Full payment due before first class. Deposit: $80 General / $75 Members Try out the first class and see what you think! Just pay a deposit due before the first class. Why you should take this class: Novelist Helen Wan, author of The Partner Track (St. Martin’s Press 2013).. MORE

Wed, May 11, 2016 6:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th street Suite 600
New York, New York 10001
Past Events

Imagined Communities in Indonesia and the Philippines

Leila Chudori, Vicente Rafael and Gina Apostol

Join us for a special night about nationhood, exile, and Southeast Asian history featuring seminal Indonesian novelist Leila Chudori and honoring the late Benedict Anderson. The Jakarta-based Chudori will read from her novel Home, which spans the generation of left dissidents forced into exile by the 1965 killings and Suharto’s New Order; the book was winner of the country’s highest literary prize. Also intimately involved in this phase of Indonesian MORE

Fri, April 29, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York,

Poets & Writers' Seventh Annual Connecting Cultures Reading

Sara Abdullah, Amber Atiya, Babita Chhetri, Mckendy Fils-Aime, María Guaillazaca, Jacqueline Johnson, Adriana Mora, Sam Rush Dolly, and Sharma K. Sloan

Join us Poets & Writers’s seventh annual Connecting Cultures reading, featuring: Sara Abdullah, Amber Atiya, Babita Chhetri, Mckendy Fils-Aime, María Guaillazaca, Jacqueline Johnson, Adriana Mora, Sam Rush Dolly, and Sharma K. Sloan. Event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow. RESERVE A SEAT! /\ /\ \/\/ \/\/ This year's cross-cultural reading features writers who have been funded through Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops Program, representing Jack Arts Inc., Kundiman/Adhikaar, MORE

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

Women of Color Writing on the Internet

Kate Gavino, Adalena Kavanagh, Larissa Pham, Morgan Jerkins, Mallika Rao, and Esther Wang

Join Kate Gavino with an awesome lineup of emerging writers talking about the challenges, thrills and tribulations of writing as a women of color online. Gavino’s Last Night Reading literary event illustrations have blown up to be a Tumblr sensation. She’ll be joined by Esther Wang, Adalena Kavanagh, Larissa Pham, Morgan Jerkins, and Mallika Rao. Brooklyn-based illustrator Kate Gavino attended hundreds of literary events in New York. She drew inspirational quotes MORE

Mon, April 25, 2016 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York,
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