Upcoming Events

Mouth to Mouth: Open Mic

YaliniDream, Aldrin Valdez, Sonia Guiñansaca, & Kay Ulanday Barrett

Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at our next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Hosted by AAWW Fam poets Sonia Guiñansaca and Kay Ulanday Barrett, this edition of Mouth to Mouth features YaliniDream and Aldrin Valdez. Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safe community space for QTPOC and rising migrant artists. RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC |.. MORE

Wed, May 31, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Visualizing Vietnam

Thi Bui, An-My Lê, & Anne Ishii

Come see two artists interrogating the visual narratives of the Vietnam war and refugee experience: MacArthur “Genius” An-My Lê and graphic novelist Thi Bui. Lê’s images depict re-enactments of the Vietnam War and play-scenarios of US Marines fighting a Middle Eastern war in California, creating a liminal space between documentary and staged and photography, history and fiction. Thi Bui’s The Best We Can Do: An Illustrated Memoir tells the story.. MORE

Fri, June 2, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 St 6FL
New York, New York 10001

Dispatches from the Ministry of Truth

Sheba Karim, Abeer Hoque, Tanwi Nandini Islam, & Sofija Stefanovic

*This event does not take place at AAWW. Details TBA. Photo Credit: Christine Rogers... MORE

Thu, June 8, 2017 7:00pm
61 Local
61 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Past Events

White People & Asian Dropouts

Lisa Ko, Ed Lin, Zohra Saed, and Jade Sharma

Are you in touch with your inner Asian American rebel or underachiever? Is Jordan Peele’s Get Out your new favorite movie? Come hear Lisa Ko read from her debut novel, The Leavers, the winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addresses issues of social justice. The book tells the story of an undocumented Chinese immigrant mother and her son, who struggles MORE

Thu, May 25, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Museum of the Moving Image Screening

Sarah K. Khan, Shahina Perveen, & Hali Lee

Come by the Museum of the Moving Image (@MovingImageNYC) to catch a screening of Open City Muslim Communities Fellow Sarah K. Khan’s powerful short documentary film Surviving Surveillance, Catering to America: Shahina Parveen (2017, 10 min) in its world premiere. The film looks at the ripples of the domestic War on Terror through the eyes of a Pakistani mother whose son was convicted as the result of an NYPD MORE

Fri, May 19, 2017 7:30pm
Museum of the Moving Image, Bartos Screening Room
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11106

Sheba Karim Launch Party & API Young Adult Panel

Sheba Karim, Sona Charaipotra, Heidi Heilig, Emily X.R. Pan, and Wendy Xu

Come celebrate the launch of Sheba Karim’s Young Adult novel That Thing We Call a Heart (Harper Collins 2017), the funny and affecting story of Shabnam Qureshi’s quest for love and identity. We’ll also host a frank conversation about Asian-American representation in young adult fiction, featuring Sona Charaipotra (We Need Diverse Books), Heidi Heilig (Girl From Everywhere), Emily X.R. Pan (Bodega Magazine), and Wendy Xu (Mooncakes). There will be pie! MORE

Thu, May 18, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001
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