☻ DONATE MONTHLY. FIGHT FASCISM. LOOK COOL. ☻

Do you believe Asian American stories deserve to be told? Do you want to foster a sanctuary for readers and writers of color? Sign up for a monthly donation to the Asian American Writers’ Workshop!

Donate just five bucks a month and you’ll pay for a teaching artist to lead an Asian-language arts class for elderly immigrant women who live in public housing. We're giving the first $10K we raise to writers in our Muslim Communities fellowship.

But wait, there’s more! You’ll get AAWW accessories you won’t find anywhere else. 🐙

$5 A MONTH

Your Impact: You'll pay for a teaching artist to lead a workshop for immigrant seniors who live in public housing.
Your Prize: Three stylish AAWW pins, a bookmark featuring art by "Last Night's Reading's" Kate Gavino, and a temporary tattoo.
6-Month Souvenir: Keep your Fan Club subscription going for six months, and you’ll get a DIY AAWW decal you can iron onto your t-shirt or tote bag.
Loyalty Gift: Keep your Fan Club subscription for one year, and you'll get hot pot ingredient stickers.

$10 A MONTH

Your Impact: You'll pay for staff and AV costs for a life-changing literary reading—which are not only free but livestreamed around the world.
Your Prize: A specially designed enamel pin, a Kate Gavino bookmark, and a laptop sticker that combines instant noodles and anti-colonial politics.
6-Month Souvenir: Two iron-on decals you can use to hack your wardrobe. (One decal features the famous AAWW green couch!)
Loyalty Gift: A one-of-a-kind poster designed by our Art Director, Britt Gudas.

$15 A MONTH

Your Impact: You'll fund an Asian American writer to teach high school students after school and expose them to stories that could change their lives.
Your Prize: A nylon cinch pack designed by our Art Director Britt Gudas—the perfect bag to bring to the gym or the book festival. You’ll also get a pin featuring the words of Arundhati Roy, and an iron-on decal of our sofa.
6-Month Souvenir: An AAWW poster designed by AAWW Art Director Britt Gudas.
Loyalty Gift: A bandana featuring art drawn by an Asian American artist.

$20 A MONTH

Your Impact: You'll fund a fellowship that will change the lives of emerging Asian American writers.
Your Prize: You'll get all our pins, a bookmark, the Green Couch iron on, and an AAWW Fan Club poster designed by AAWW Art Director Britt Gudas.
6-Month Souvenir: We'll send you a specially-designed T-shirt, designed in house!
Loyalty Gift: Keep your Fan Club subscription going and we'll send you a bandana featuring art drawn by an Asian American artist.

"The thing about the Workshop is my career as a writer would not have been possible [without it], but more important to me is the community, the friendships that have endured beyond my career. No matter how famous or obscure I was, the Workshop always knew who I was."

—Alexander Chee, author of Queen of the Night

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"Migrants and their lives are layered and nuanced. AAWW’s deep commitment to more diverse voices is essential in these dangerous political times. As an AAWW Fellow, I create my multimedia content, on my own terms. With their support, I am fearless."

—2017 AAWW Muslim Communities Fellow Sarah Khan

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☻ INVEST IN A SANCTUARY SPACE FOR ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS ☻


For more than a quarter century, the Asian American Writers' Workshop has served as a home, a refuge, and a sanctuary for Asian American writers and readers. We run the online magazine The Margins, hold live events every week, and have granted more than $140,000 to emerging writers since 2011, including writers from immigrant and Muslim communities. We host unforgettable events with over 200 writers a year, like Maxine Hong Kingston, Amitav Ghosh, Ted Chiang, and Claudia Rankine. We run arts workshops for New York City high school students and Asian immigrants seniors living in public housing. Covered by the New York Times, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal, we've invented the future of Asian American intellectual culture!

For more than a quarter century, the Asian American Writers' Workshop has served as a home, a refuge, and a sanctuary for Asian American writers and readers. We run the online magazine The Margins, hold live events every week, and have granted more than $140,000 to emerging writers since 2011, including writers from immigrant and Muslim communities. We host unforgettable events with over 200 writers a year, like Maxine Hong Kingston, Amitav Ghosh, Ted Chiang, and Claudia Rankine. We run arts workshops for New York City high school students and Asian immigrants seniors living in public housing. Covered by the New York Times, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal, we've invented the future of Asian American intellectual culture!

MEMBERSHIP COMES WITH BENEFITS!

  • Join our Fan Club now and you’ll get special membership benefits like:
  • A tax-deduction equivalent to your year total donation;
  • A membership keytag;
  • Free admission to regular events;
  • Discounts on workshops;
  • 25% off select books;
  • Voting rights for our Members’ Choice Award;
  • Invitations to members only events; and
  • a general sense of coolness.!