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October 19, 2021 , 7:00 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT: NAWAAZ AHMED AND JAFREEN UDDIN

Nawaaz Ahmed, Jafreen Uddin


Our quarterly Fireside Chat series brings an Asian diasporic author, artist, or academic into conversation with Jafreen Uddin, Executive Director of the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Jafreen will be joined by debut novelist Nawaaz Ahmed (Radiant Fugitives) to share updates from the Workshop, and to discuss uplifting the next generation of Asian American creators.

October 25, 2021 , 6:00 PM

COME MEET ME AT THE JUNCTURE OF KNEE & HISTORY: COMPLICATING (AUTO)BIOGRAPHICAL POETICS, A WORKSHOP WITH GEORGE ABRAHAM

George Abraham


As writers in diaspora, the western imagination of the “lyric I” can impose harmful and reductive gazes unto our poetry. How do we wrestle with these narratives under the failed and limited imagination of empire? In this generative and discussion-based workshop led by poet George Abraham, we will look beyond respectability, linearity, and digestibility.

October 26, 2021 , 7:00 PM

MOUTH TO MOUTH: OPEN MIC AND SHOWCASE

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jaden Fields, Muriel Leung, féi hernandez


Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at our next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Curated and hosted by the magical Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jaden Fields! This month we’re featuring Muriel Leung and féi hernandez.

October 27, 2021 , 7:00 PM

AAWW AT 30: DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF HOME

Jafreen Uddin, Snighda Sur, Cathy Linh Che, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis


For AAWW at 30, we'll celebrate with leaders of major Asian American organizations and publications the importance of finding a space of our own plus the literal and figurative definitions of home. Moderated by Cathy Linh Che of Kundiman, the panel features our very own Jafreen Uddin, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center, and Snigdha Sur of The Juggernaut.

November 11, 2021 , 7:00 PM

TASTE MAKERS: SEVEN IMMIGRANT WOMEN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FOOD IN AMERICA

Mayukh Sen and Monique Truong


Join us as we celebrate Mayukh Sen’s new book, Taste Makers, which brings forward the stories of seven immigrant women whose legacies are complicated and often erased, despite their outsized global influence on food. Their histories unwrap, layer by layer, issues of labor, immigration and gender. Mayukh will be joined in conversation by novelist Monique Truong.

November 13, 2021 , 1:00 PM

WIN ME SOMETHING

Kyle Lucia Wu, T Kira Madden, Pik-Shuen Fung, Yanyi


RSVP HERE! Join us this November for a celebration of former AAWW Margins Fellow Kyle Lucia Wu and her newly released novel, Win Me Something, a self-aware bildungsroman with a deep yearning for belonging, revealing chasms and the malleability of deep-seated relationships. Kyle will be joined in conversation with authors T...

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Events upcoming

October 19, 2021 , 7:00 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT: NAWAAZ AHMED AND JAFREEN UDDIN

Nawaaz Ahmed, Jafreen Uddin


Our quarterly Fireside Chat series brings an Asian diasporic author, artist, or academic into conversation with Jafreen Uddin, Executive Director of the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Jafreen will be joined by debut novelist Nawaaz Ahmed (Radiant Fugitives) to share updates from the Workshop, and to discuss uplifting the next generation of Asian American creators.

October 25, 2021 , 6:00 PM

COME MEET ME AT THE JUNCTURE OF KNEE & HISTORY: COMPLICATING (AUTO)BIOGRAPHICAL POETICS, A WORKSHOP WITH GEORGE ABRAHAM

George Abraham


As writers in diaspora, the western imagination of the “lyric I” can impose harmful and reductive gazes unto our poetry. How do we wrestle with these narratives under the failed and limited imagination of empire? In this generative and discussion-based workshop led by poet George Abraham, we will look beyond respectability, linearity, and digestibility.

October 26, 2021 , 7:00 PM

MOUTH TO MOUTH: OPEN MIC AND SHOWCASE

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jaden Fields, Muriel Leung, féi hernandez


Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at our next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Curated and hosted by the magical Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jaden Fields! This month we’re featuring Muriel Leung and féi hernandez.

October 27, 2021 , 7:00 PM

AAWW AT 30: DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF HOME

Jafreen Uddin, Snighda Sur, Cathy Linh Che, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis


For AAWW at 30, we'll celebrate with leaders of major Asian American organizations and publications the importance of finding a space of our own plus the literal and figurative definitions of home. Moderated by Cathy Linh Che of Kundiman, the panel features our very own Jafreen Uddin, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center, and Snigdha Sur of The Juggernaut.

November 11, 2021 , 7:00 PM

TASTE MAKERS: SEVEN IMMIGRANT WOMEN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FOOD IN AMERICA

Mayukh Sen and Monique Truong


Join us as we celebrate Mayukh Sen’s new book, Taste Makers, which brings forward the stories of seven immigrant women whose legacies are complicated and often erased, despite their outsized global influence on food. Their histories unwrap, layer by layer, issues of labor, immigration and gender. Mayukh will be joined in conversation by novelist Monique Truong.

November 13, 2021 , 1:00 PM

WIN ME SOMETHING

Kyle Lucia Wu, T Kira Madden, Pik-Shuen Fung, Yanyi


RSVP HERE! Join us this November for a celebration of former AAWW Margins Fellow Kyle Lucia Wu and her newly released novel, Win Me Something, a self-aware bildungsroman with a deep yearning for belonging, revealing chasms and the malleability of deep-seated relationships. Kyle will be joined in conversation with authors T...

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