Upcoming Events

BDS: What It Means for Artists

BDS Arts Coalition, Remi Kanazi, Hannah Mermelstein, and Josh MacPhee

In 2005, over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations called on people around the world to join a Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the state of Israel until it complies with international law and ends its occupation of Palestinian land.  While prominent musicians and filmmakers have publicly supported BDS, the cultural boycott of Israel has not taken a hold in contemporary visual art or publishing until very recently. Last month,.. MORE

Thu, July 31, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St 6th Floor
New York,

Ghost Month Night Market

Ed Lin

At the start of Ed Lin's Ghost Month, a young man finds that his ex-girlfriend has been murdered. Turns out she was working as a "betel nut beauty": one of the scantily-clad women who stand by roadsides selling the snacks to truck drivers. AAWW is setting the scene for Lin's book at the start of ghost month (August), with the quintessential Taiwanese party: the night market. Baos, rolls, and bubble teas abundant, not to mention books. MORE

Fri, August 1, 2014 6:00pm
Taipei Cultural Center
1 East 42nd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

Apogee Journal, DarkMatter, More TBA

Mouth to Mouth is AAWW’s open mic series. We provide a safe space to forge new art and communities. We’ve seen unpublished writers and legendary authors, sparked book deals, and hosted comedy, spoken word, music, poetry, memoir, fiction, and more.

DarkMatter is a queer South Asian performance and literary arts duo made up of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. They make noise, perform spoken word, write excessively, facilitate workshops, and flail their arms around. Check some.. MORE

Wed, August 13, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St 6th Floor
New York,
Past Events

Ai Weiwei: The Seed

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Jessica Chen, Jason Kao Hwang, Adriel Luis, Kit Yan

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai's Ai Weiwei: The Seed is a live music, video, dance and spoken word piece exploring the roots of Ai Weiwei's political consciousness and emergence as one of the world's foremost artists and thinkers. "Ai Weiwei: The Seed" tracks the artist's life from his childhood in exile with his political poet father Ai Qing to his formative decade in NYC (1981-1993) as a street artist in Williamsburg and the East Village, MORE

Thu, July 24, 2014 7:30pm
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway

Shahnameh, Order, and Myth

Porochista Khakpour and Hamid Rahmanian

T.S. Eliot said that re-purposing myth was "a step toward making the modern world possible for art." He didn't know it could take forms as wondrous, colorful, and quirky as in the work of Porochista Khakpour and Hamid Rahmanian, who both updated tales from the Shahnameh, the Book of Kings. Khakpour's contemporary epic The Last Illusion follows Zal, an albino thought cursed by his mother, from a MORE

Thu, July 10, 2014 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St 6th Floor
New York, ---select one--- 10001

The Favorite Daughter

Celeste Ng, Catherine Chung

Mystery, immigrant narrative, family drama, coming of age story: Celeste Ng's debut novel Everything I Never Told You blends and transcends genre. The novel starts with the death of a young woman and turns into a family's process of discovery. AAWW celebrates the book's launch with Greenlight Books. Long-time AAWW friend Catherine Chung (author of Forgotten Country) moderates. Celeste Ng is the author of the novel Everything I Never Told You  (June 2014, Penguin Press). She attended Harvard University MORE

Wed, July 9, 2014 7:30pm
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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