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October 28, 2021 , 7:00 PM

A LOVE LETTER TO NEW YORK CITY: 2021 OPEN CITY FELLOWS FINAL READING

Aaisha Bhuiyan, Ayesha Islam, Jessica Jacolbe, Lylla Younes, Teresa Mathew, Hannah Bae, Noel Pangilinan


RSVP HERE! This October, join us for a celebratory reading with our 2021 Open City Fellows, as they read from, and discuss the work they have completed over the course of their Fellowship term. We’ll hear from Open City Neighborhood Fellows Jessica Jacolbe and Teresa Mathew, who have been documenting...

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...

December 3, 2021 , 7:00 PM

REMEMBERING OUR INTIMACIES: MOʻOLELO, ALOHA ʻĀINA, AND EA

Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Terisa Siagatonu, Noenoe Silva


RSVP HERE! In December we will convene a panel of Pacific Islander poets, activists, and scholars to discuss the driving forces behind their work, and their connections to Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio's forthcoming book  Remembering Our Intimacies: Moʻolelo, Aloha ʻĀina, and Ea. Incorporating discussions of their creative work and scholarship, our...

December 7, 2021 , 7:00 PM

TELL ME HOW TO BE

Neel Patel


RSVP HERE! Join us as we celebrate the launch of Neel Patel's debut novel, Tell Me How to Be, with a reading and 1:1 author conversation with Neel. This "daring, hilarious, poignant" (Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies) story of the bond between an Indian-American mother...

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October 28, 2021 , 7:00 PM

A LOVE LETTER TO NEW YORK CITY: 2021 OPEN CITY FELLOWS FINAL READING

Aaisha Bhuiyan, Ayesha Islam, Jessica Jacolbe, Lylla Younes, Teresa Mathew, Hannah Bae, Noel Pangilinan


RSVP HERE! This October, join us for a celebratory reading with our 2021 Open City Fellows, as they read from, and discuss the work they have completed over the course of their Fellowship term. We’ll hear from Open City Neighborhood Fellows Jessica Jacolbe and Teresa Mathew, who have been documenting...

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...

December 3, 2021 , 7:00 PM

REMEMBERING OUR INTIMACIES: MOʻOLELO, ALOHA ʻĀINA, AND EA

Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Terisa Siagatonu, Noenoe Silva


RSVP HERE! In December we will convene a panel of Pacific Islander poets, activists, and scholars to discuss the driving forces behind their work, and their connections to Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio's forthcoming book  Remembering Our Intimacies: Moʻolelo, Aloha ʻĀina, and Ea. Incorporating discussions of their creative work and scholarship, our...

December 7, 2021 , 7:00 PM

TELL ME HOW TO BE

Neel Patel


RSVP HERE! Join us as we celebrate the launch of Neel Patel's debut novel, Tell Me How to Be, with a reading and 1:1 author conversation with Neel. This "daring, hilarious, poignant" (Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies) story of the bond between an Indian-American mother...

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