Past Events

Decolonial Poetics

with Zaina Alsous, Jasmine Gibson & Asiya Wadud

What is the noise of people outside of the state? Come hear three writers share their poetry of clandestine resistance and insurgency across borderlands, from post-Katrina New Orleans and Flint, Michigan to Palestine, and the Mediterranean. We’re excited to host a visit from the out-of-town poet and 2019 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize Winner Zaina Alsous, who will share her work on freedom dreams and Palestine. Poet Jasmine Gibson will read from.. MORE

Thu, December 6, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
NY, NY 10001

AAWW FAM: "Call Her Ganda" Film Screening and Talk

with PJ Raval

Call Her Ganda follows the tragic murder of Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transgender woman by a U.S. marine, the community organizing and effort that brought her murderer to justice - and the role that the long US-Philippine relationship played in this. Amidst a media storm and police inquiry, as Jennifer’s family copes with their loss, three women intimately invested in the case, pursue justice—taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperial rule.. MORE

Tue, November 27, 2018 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
NY, NY 10001

Dissent and Resistance in Bangladesh

with Salil Tripathi, Jennifer Chowdhury, and Kavitha Rajagopalan

Nov 15th is The Day of the Imprisoned Writer, and Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam remains incarcerated. Join author Salil Tripathi and journalist Jennifer Chowdhury in conversation with The Polis Project as they shed light on the political, and historical events that have led to the current crisis in Bangladesh and the systemic crushing of dissent in larger South Asia. Moderated by Kavitha Rajagopalan. RSVP HERE This event is organized by The.. MORE

Fri, November 16, 2018 6:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
NY , NY 10001

Crossing Korea

with Eugenia Kim, Alice Stephens, and Julayne Lee

Join us for a reading with three Korean diasporic writers whose work spans memoir, poetry, and fiction to look at the legacy of the Korean War and the life of Korean adoptees in the United States. Eugenia Kim will read The Kinship of Secrets, a riveting story two sisters, one raised in the United States, the other in South Korea, and the family that bound them together even as the.. MORE

Thu, November 8, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Worskhop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Comics & Friendship

with Aminder Dhaliwal, Megan Nicole Dong and Anne Ishii

Come hear two storytellers who became friends while working in animation and are releasing absurdist graphic novels based off popular web comics: internet sensation Aminder Dhaliwal, whose debut graphic novel Woman World started off an an infectiously funny instagram comic about a group of women who gab and hang out in a post apocalyptic future where men are extinct, and Megan Nicole Dong, whose Sharky Malarkey follows the travails of.. MORE

Thu, November 1, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

I Even Regret Night: Verses from Indenture

with Gaiutra Bahadur, Rajiv Mohabir, & Grace Aneiza Ali

UPDATE: Please note the new location. This program will now take place at the NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center located at 53 Washington Square South. While conducting research for her book Coolie Woman, Gaiutra Bahadur (Visiting Scholar, A/P/A Institute at NYU) came across Lal Bihari Sharma’s Holi Songs of Demerara, the only known literary work written by an indentured laborer in the Anglophone Caribbean. She passed the songbook,.. MORE

Mon, October 29, 2018 6:30pm
NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Political Fiction

with Preti Taneja, Chaya Bhuvaneswar & Megha Majumdar

Join us for a reading with two South Asian diasporic writers who both have published ambitious and energizing new works of political fiction. Novelist and journalist Preti Taneja will read from her debut novel, We That Are Young, a modern-day rendition of King Lear in which a family dynasty implodes amidst the Indian anti-corruption riots of 2011. The Guardian calls the book “a page-turner that’s also unabashedly political – with.. MORE

Thu, October 25, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
NY, NY

Memoir & Oral History: Telling Elders’ Stories

with Fay Hoh Yin, Monona Yin, Huiying B. Chan, and Eveline Chao

How do we document our first-generation elders’ histories, and the stories of the vanishing communities they grew up in? Join us for a special event with Chinese-American writers who use an innovative mix of memoir, oral history, and intergenerational storytelling to do just that. We’ll hear a special presentation from 86-year-old author Fay Hoh Yin, who began writing about three generations of her trailblazing family over 20 years ago but.. MORE

Wed, October 24, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Care Work

with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Cyree Jarelle Johnson

Join us for a book launch and conversation for Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and disability justice poetics conversation with Leah and Cyree Jarelle Johnson. What the hell is disability justice? How do collective care, disability justice and sick and disabled Black and brown femmes save the world and each other during this time of apocalypse—or do we? What are the histories.. MORE

Thu, October 18, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27t St Suite 600
NY, NY 10001

AAWW Lit Lunch: A conversation with Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde

with Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde and Roja Heydarpour

Join us for a special lunchtime chat from AAWW’s green couch with Stockholm-based writer Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde, whose US debut, What We Owe, is a gripping novella about a 50 year-old Iranian refugee whose terminal cancer diagnosis compels her brutal and bitter telling of her journey to Sweden after fleeing—or betraying—the revolution. Translated from the Dutch by Elizabeth Clark Wessel, What We Owe is “spare and devastating” (Kirkus). Tune in.. MORE

Wed, October 17, 2018 1:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
New York, NY 10001

Revelatory Magic: The City and Self, a reading with the Open City Fellows

with Roshan Abraham, Humera Afridi, Pearl Bhatnagar, Huiying B. Chan, Aber Kawas, Sarah Moawad & Roja Heydarpour

Join us for a special reading with the Open City fellows. We’ll hear from Neighborhood Fellows Roshan Abraham, Pearl Bhatnagar, and Huiying Bernice Chan, who have been documenting the pulse of metropolitan Asian America as it's being lived on the streets of New York right now, and our Muslim Communities fellows, Aber Kawas, Humera Afridi, and Sarah Moawad, who have been writing on the city's Muslim American communities over the.. MORE

Thu, October 11, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Memoir of a Korean Adoptee: All You Can Ever Know

with Nicole Chung and Greg Pak

What does it mean to lose your roots—within your culture, within your family—and what happens when you find them? Join us for an event with Nicole Chung as she discusses her debut memoir All You Can Ever Know, a poignant and graceful exploration of transracial adoption, family, and identity. In conversation with comic book writer and filmmaker Greg Pak. RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC All You.. MORE

Wed, October 10, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
New York, NY 10001

From Bestseller to Box Office Hit: Ahmad Fuadi’s The Land of Five Towers

with Ahmad Fuadi, Margaret Scott & Lutfi Kurniawan

Join us for a night of reading and film with visiting Indonesian writer Ahmad Fuadi, whose bestselling novel Negeri 5 Menara (The Land of Five Towers), an uplifting story of a young Muslim boy’s journey to Islamic boarding school, became the source of inspiration for one of Indonesia’s top box office successes. Ahmad will read from the novel, the first in his trilogy about.. MORE

Tue, October 9, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
NY, NY 10001

Kith and Kin

with Divya Victor, Shiv Kotecha & Rahel Aima

Join us for a reading that pushes the boundary of home and desire through meditations on kin, violence, and rupture. The poet Divya Victor will read from Kith, her visual and instructional book of stolen and insurgent history that asks us to re-order the question of belonging in the Indian and Southeast Asian diasporas, and writer Rahel Aima will read about Krishna Menon, colonial baggage, and real and imagined family... MORE

Thu, October 4, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Writing with Archetypes: Astrology & Storytelling, a Workshop

with Alice Sparkly Kat

Six Weeks (Five Sessions plus Final Reading), 2 hours each (7PM-9PM) Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Final Reading on Tuesday November 6 Fee & Payment Options: $272 GENERAL // $240 MEMBER (Join the Fan Club!) **Full payment due before first class. We have a limited number of application- based scholarship seats available for those with financial need. Please e-mail Tiffany at tle@aaww.org if you are interested in a scholarship.. MORE

Tue, October 2, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, NY 10001

Mouth Waters Earth

with Chienfang Chang and Pyna Yang

Focusing attention into the palette, AAWW hosts an evening for language, food, art, & place to come together on a shared table. Situating her writing from the perspective of food, author Chienfang Chang will share pieces of her recent work at the Vermont Studio Center as well as engage in a guided tasting & reading of aiyu, a plant indigenous to the.. MORE

Mon, October 1, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
New York, NY 10001

AAWW Fam: Matwaala 2018

with Meena Alexander, Ralph Nazareth, Usha Akella, Zilka Joseph, Abhay K, Vikas Menon, Varsha Saraiya-Shah, Pramila Venkateswaran, and more

Share your lyric voice at Matwaala, an annual South Asian Diaspora Poetry Festival. Joining us will be Matwaala’s Poet of Honor Ralph Nazareth, the author of Ferrying Secrets, published in Hyderabad, India in 2005. Foster community and sign up to read with over half a dozen featured poets such as Guggenheim Fellow Meena Alexander, Usha Akella, Zilka Joseph, Abhay K, Vikas Menon, Varsha Saraiya-Shah, Pramila Venkateswaran, and more. RESERVE A.. MORE

Wed, September 26, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

A Cruelty Special to Our Species: A Launch Party for Emily Yoon

with Emily Yoon, Wo Chan, Sueyen Juliette Lee, Kristin Chang

Join us for a transcendent night celebrating Emily Yoon’s debut collection of poetry, A Cruelty to Our Species, a collection of testimony to Korean “comfort women” who were forced into sexual labor in Japanese-occupied territories during World War II, and a bright elegy to departed ancestors, languages, and girlhood. As Poetry Editor for The Margins, Emily has cultivated a special home for Asian American poetry in all of its richness... MORE

Tue, September 25, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

Two Truths & a Lie: a Workshop

with Bushra Rehman

Six Sessions, 2 hours each (7-9pm) Mondays, September 24th, October 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th, November 5th Fees & Payment Options: $425 General / $400 AAWW Members (JOIN THE FAN CLUB!) Full payment due before first class. *Please note: this class skips Monday, October 1st. **There is an application process for this workshop. Please fill out this application. We will be in contact regarding your submission. Why You Should Take This Class: “Writing from life.. MORE

Mon, September 24, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York, NY 10001

What We Leave Behind

with Lucy Tan, Crystal Hana Kim & Vanessa Hua

Join us for an event about globalizing East Asia, love, family, and what happens when we leave one home for another. We’ll hear from Crystal Hana Kim, whose debut novel If You Leave Me tells the story of a refugee of the Korean War and her forsaken love. Lucy Tan will read from What We Were Promised, her novel about the Zhen family and the upheaval that ensues when they.. MORE

Thu, September 20, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
New York, NY 11238

Millennials and Post-Work Zombies

with Ling Ma and Jia Tolentino

Do you feel like your life resembles an office farce? While Millennials have been blamed for the downfall of homeownership, the diamond industry, and even napkins -- Ling Ma’s debut novel Severance shows what life might look like when you don’t notice the apocalypse because you’re so entrenched in the endless routines of a pointless job. Ling will read from her novel and talk about millennials in the workplace with.. MORE

Tue, September 18, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

LITERAOKE!

with Ed Lin, Sokunthary Svay, Sam Chanse, Swati Khurana, Joshunda Sanders, Moncho, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Charles Rice Gonzalez, Quincy Scott Jones

LITERAOKE finally comes to NYC, after unforgettable shows across the country! Come see performers sing their hearts out to their favorite karaoke bangers and then then read from their work. Featuring: Ed Lin, Sokunthary Svay, Sam Chanse, Swati Khurana, Joshunda Sanders, Moncho, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Charles Rice Gonzalez, Quincy Scott Jones, and many more! Come sing a-long with these amazing writers. In partnership with Kaya Press. This is an official 2018.. MORE

Thu, September 13, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
NY, NY 10001

Literatures of Korean Resistance

with Hwang Jungeun, Song Kyung-dong, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, and E. Tammy Kim

Join us for a bilingual reading with the novelist Hwang Jungeun, poet Song Kyung-dong, and poet Jennifer Kwon Dobbs. This event is moderated by journalist E. Tammy Kim and co-sponsored by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI). RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Hwang Jungeun is the award-winning author of two short-story collections and three novels, including, in English translation, One Hundred Shadows (2016) and the forthcoming.. MORE

Wed, September 12, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

Emigrant Fictions

with Amitava Kumar and Teju Cole

What national fictions are immigrants in America pressured to preserve, and how does the task of self consciously constructing an immigrant “self” tear at the boundaries of nations and the the novel itself? Blending fiction, nonfiction, diary notations, news clippings and photos, Amitava Kumar’s Immigrant, Montana chronicles the story of Kailash, a graduate student who arrives in New York by way of Bihar, India, who is as equally fascinated by.. MORE

Mon, September 10, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
New York, NY 11238

No-Name Mind: Stories of Mental Health from Asian America, A Workshop

with Nina Sharma

Six sessions, September 8-October 6, 2018 Saturdays from 3:00-6:00pm Fees & Payment Options: Free Why You Should Take This Class: As psychic lives of Asian American women are yet to be rendered in their full complexities, "No Name Mind" offers a space to name our experiences with mental health and and map the vast contours of our minds.There will be a final reading for the workshop on October 13th. This creative writing workshop for.. MORE

Sat, September 8, 2018 12:00am
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York , New York 10001

A World Without Cages: A Book Drive to Launch AAWW’s Prison Initiative

with Victoria Law and Daniel A. Gross

Come with book donations for incarcerated readers, leave with homemade bubble tea. We’re hosting a book drive in partnership with NYC Books Through Bars to mark the launch of A World Without Cages—AAWW’s new series of stories and workshops that bring together voices from jail, prison, and immigrant detention. Over the next year, we’ll invite Asian American writers to see incarceration as part of their story. If you're a writer.. MORE

Thu, August 30, 2018 6:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27t St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Fatimah Asghar & Vivek Shraya

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Join us for a reading with Brown Girls web series co-creator Fatimah Asghar, who will read from her debut collection of poetry, If They Come For Us and the artist Vivek Shraya, whose forthcoming book I’m Afraid of Men explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl—and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century. RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED.. MORE

Tue, August 28, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
New York, NY 10001

Lola: A Reading About Asian Grandmas

with Kate Gavino, Angela Chen, Vivian Lee, Kevin Nguyen, Matt Ortile & Rakesh Satyal

Has your superstitious grandma ever told you myths that you haven’t been able to forget? Join us for this event about Asian grandmas with critically acclaimed cartoonist and Last Night’s Reading creator Kate Gavino, whose new graphic novel Sanpaku explores the Japanese myth through the eyes of Marcine, an impressionable Filipina preteen who lives for her grandmother’s eccentric stories. Kate will be joined by The Verge's Angela ChenLittle A editor Vivian.. MORE

Wed, August 22, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Losing Faith: The Incendiaries

with R.O. Kwon and Alexander Chee

Dark, glittering, and obsessive ― can new love feel the same as new faith? Part fractured love story, campus novel, and thriller turned cult lit, R.O. Kwon’s haunting debut novel The Incendiaries ― named one of the most anticipated fiction debuts of the year by the New York Times and the Millions ― follows the journey of a Korean American college student under the spell of grief, a new love.. MORE

Wed, August 8, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th St, Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Chinese Speculative Fiction

with Su Wei, Austin Woerner & Jeremy Tiang

Join us for a special event with acclaimed Chinese novelist Su Wei and his translator Austin Woerner, who will read and present The Invisible Valley, a work of speculative fiction about the Chinese Cultural Revolution and an epic experiment in creative co-translation that has been ten years in the making. A rollicking adventure story set in the jungles of far southern China during the 1970s, The Invisible Valley follows a.. MORE

Wed, July 25, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Writing Against Displacement

with Tony Robles, Jessica Hagedorn & Tomie Arai

Join us for a reading with visiting poet Tony Robles, a Fil-Am San Francisco based writer and activist whose book Fingerprints of a Hungerstrike documents the story of the Frisco Five - the hunger strikers who in 2016 protested police killings in the city, and the dream of remaking his hometown into a haven for immigrants, elders, and the multiracial working-class. He’ll be joined by bona fide Filipina-American legend Jessica.. MORE

Wed, July 18, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
NY, NY 10001

POC Publishing Bootcamp: Fiction and Online Magazines

with Hasan Altaf, Sarah Burke, Jeannie Choi, Alia Hanna Habib, Serene Hakim, Rachel Kim, Megha Majumdar, Rebecca Nagel, Quressa Robinson & Bijan Stephen

Are you looking for a literary agent, or route to pitch your work to magazines? If you want to hear agents and editors of color tell you how to get your work published—and book one-on-one time with an industry professional to talk about your writing goals, join us for an afternoon intensive designed to bring emerging POC writers in the same room with the agents and editors of color who.. MORE

Sat, July 14, 2018 12:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
New York, NY 10001

Reading & Writing Resistance

with Jyothi Natarajan, Jeff Biggers, and Akiba Solomon

Renown activists and authors Jeff Biggers, Akiba Solomon, and Jyothi Natarajan come together to discuss the role of writers in past and current resistance movements, the creation and cultivation of activist arts communities, and how to create and support socially-engaged literature. Jeff Biggers is the author of the new book Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition, among other works; author and journalist, Akiba Solomon is the editorial director of Colorlines and.. MORE

Thu, July 12, 2018 7:00pm
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St
New York, New York 10002

Feminist Visions: Retracing the Mughals

with Morehshin Allahyari, Ruby Lal, Shahzia Sikander & Harris Chowdhary

Join us for an event that envisions the past and present of the Muslim World and Indo-Persian history through writing and visual art. Featuring Ruby Lal, the author of a new biography of the only female Mughal ruler, Nur Jahan, and visual artists Morehshin Allahyari and Shahzia Sikander. Moderated by Harris Chowdhary. RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional.. MORE

Wed, July 11, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
NY, NY 10001

Getting to Work: an Open Genre Workshop

with Janani Balasubramanian

One session, 2 hours (6:30PM-9PM) Monday, July 2nd, 2018 Fees & Payment Options: General $75/Member $65 Why You Should Take This Class: In this 1-session “sprint” rendition of Balasubramanian’s previous 5-session workshop, participants will develop an honest, sustainable work plan for the next stage of their respective projects. Class Description: No matter what form your work takes—fiction, journalism, poetry, or something not written at all—learning "how to work" is a daunting.. MORE

Mon, July 2, 2018 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

Outsiders

with YZ Chin, Jon Pineda & C. Dale Young

Come see three spellbinding authors whose new works explore themes of invisibility and erasure through writing that dreams, drifts, and floats like smoke. YZ Chin’s Though I Get Home examines the fringe of Malaysian culture, politics, and postcolonial memory through intertwined tales of fate and perseverance; Kirkus Reviews calls it “a haunting, surprising, and rebellious collection that contains multitudes.” In Let’s No One Get Hurt, Jon Pineda weaves a lyrical.. MORE

Tue, June 26, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 St Ste 600
NY, NY 10001

From Plate to Page: Writing Asian American Food

with Lillian Li, Ligaya Mishan, Naben Ruthnum, and Rohan Kamicheril

Join us for an event that uses food as a starting point to explore the world of the restaurant, Asian American immigrant life, and how histories of migration and colonialism shape our plates. We’ll hear from Lillian Li, whose debut novel Number One Chinese Restaurant delves into the world of family drama behind the Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland; New York Times Hungry City columnist Ligaya Mishan, whose .. MORE

Wed, June 20, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
New York, NY 10001

Sexpoetivity: Community PRIDE Workshop

with Brandon Simmond, Mary Vu, and Phoenix Danger

Let us enjoy ‘Sexpoetivity’: the intersection between sex-positivity and poetry! Come join us for a PRIDE workshop in partnership with Apicha Community Health Center and sex educator Phoenix Danger to provide a space for safer sex education with AAPI trans and queer community and to celebrate the work of LGBTQIA+ authors during Pride Month. RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Apicha Community Health Center (CHC) strives for healthcare.. MORE

Thu, June 14, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
NY, NY 11238

Unreal News

with Jennifer Hayashida and John Yau

How do we write poetry that reflects globalization, contemporary art, and the hysterical news cycle of the 21st century? Join us for two poets whose work traverses art, translation, and the task of the critic: legendary poet/critic John Yau and Jennifer Hayashida, former head of Hunter College’s Asian American Studies Program. Hayashida’s debut poetry collection, A Machine Wrote This Song, chronicles the shifts of transnational capital, language, and migrants in.. MORE

Tue, June 12, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
New York, NY 10001

Dear Life

with Porochista Khakpour, Yiyun Li & Elif Batuman

Join us for a reading featuring two fiction writers whose memoirs about illness offer stories of survival, pain and transformation. Sick is Porochista Khakpour’s grueling, emotional journey — as a woman, as an Iranian-American, a writer, and a lifelong sufferer of undiagnosed health problems — through the chronic illness that perpetually left her a victim of anxiety, living a life stymied by an unknown condition. MacArthur ‘genius’ grant winner Yiyun.. MORE

Wed, June 6, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Marianna's Beauty Salon Launch Party

with Bushra Rehman, Quincy Scott Jones, Jai Dulani, Sadia Shepard & DJ Rekha

Join us to celebrate the launch of Marianna's Beauty Salon, Bushra Rehman's first collection of poetry. Rehman is author of Corona, a dark comedy on being South Asian American and co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, one of Ms. Magazine’s “100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.” This collection spans twenty years of poetic work. Rehman will be joined on stage by Quincy Scott Jones.. MORE

Thu, May 24, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Margins Fellow & Mentor Reading

with Mariam Bazeed, Alexander Chee, Youmna Chlala, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Rami Karim, Kyle Lucia Wu, Yanyi & Rachel Zucker

For more than twenty years, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop has incubated emerging writers of color, including such writers as Tina Chang, Monica Ferrell, and Jhumpa Lahiri. We recently created an utterly new fellowship that grants publication opportunities, cash, work space, and a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts: The Margins Fellowship. Join us as we celebrate the literary accomplishments of our second class of Margins fellows—Mariam Bazeed,.. MORE

Tue, May 22, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001

Third Culture/Third Genre: Between Poetry and Prose, a Workshop

with Marwa Helal

One session, 2 hours (6:30PM-9:00PM) Monday, May 21st, 2018 Fees & Payment Options: $100* *Maximum 8 students. Attendees who are returning students of Third Culture/Third Genre: Between Poetry and Prose*, please contact Tiffany Tran Le at tle@aaww.org for a discount. Why you should take this class: Because you're a third culture kid who writes third genre* work: You have good sense when it comes to knowing whether what you're writing is better.. MORE

Mon, May 21, 2018 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for Asian American Literature

with Kundiman, Wikimedia NYC & PEN America

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we'll be holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for Asian American Literature! Presented by Kundiman, Asian American Writers' Workshop, Wikimedia NYC, & PEN America, we invite you to join us at the Asian American Writers' Workshop on Saturday, May 12th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Our Edit-a-Thon will work on addressing the gaps and deficiencies across pages related to Asian American literature on Wikipedia... MORE

Sat, May 12, 2018 12:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Robot Coda

with Margaret Rhee, Ching-In Chen, Seo-Young Chu, Mimi Mondal & Vyshali Manivannan

Join us for a reading with four writers who explore the relationship between race and technology. Margaret Rhee reads from LOVE, ROBOT, a collection of love poetry examining the bonds between humans and robots. Poet and community organizer Ching-In Chen reads from recombinant, an assemblage of poetry and data that investigates female and genderqueer lineages, Hugo Award-nominee Mimi Mondal reads from her upcoming novelette and discusses gender expression in South Asian science fiction/fantasy,.. MORE

Thu, May 3, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY

Cities and Selves

with Alexander Chee, Aminatta Forna & Anelise Chen

How do you write an autobiographical novel — and is it really that different from writing a city? Wander the streets of London and New York with Alexander Chee and Aminatta Forna for a special event spanning the personal essay, fiction, and the writing life. We'll hear from Alex Chee's highly-anticipated nonfiction collection that offers readers a map of secrets and second chances, and novelist Aminatta Forna, whose latest book.. MORE

Wed, May 2, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600
New York, NY 10001

Fractured Selves

with Akwaeke Emezi, Mira T. Lee & TANAÏS

Join us for a reading with two of this spring’s most exciting literary fiction debuts that explore the metaphysics of identity, mental health, and migration. Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater (Grove, 2018), named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 in Esquire, the Huffington Post, and more, follows the story of a young Nigerian woman named Ada born “with one foot on the other side” who develops separate selves. Mira T. Lee’s Everything.. MORE

Thu, April 26, 2018 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York , NY 10001

Is America in the Heart? New Filipinx Literature

with Elaine Castillo, Luis H. Francia, Joseph O. Legaspi & Gina Apostol

Come for a special event about Filipinx-American history, migration, queerness, and the elusive goal of cracking the American Dream for working-class immigrants. Elaine Castillo’s debut America is Not the Heart is a vibrant and starkly hilarious novel told through the perspective of different members of the De Vera family, who flee Marcos-era Philippines in stages for the immigrant suburbs of the Bay Area, and the title a riff on of.. MORE

Wed, April 25, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workhop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Visions and Fever Dreams: New Iranian Lit

with Jasmin Darznik, Shahriar Mandanipour, Sara Khalili & Porochista Khakpour

Come for a special reading on folklore, the Iranian revolution, and people whose dreams were lost to history. “One of Iran's greatest novelists” (Guardian), Shahriar Mandanipour reads from Moon Brow, the story of a playboy-turned-soldier shell shocked from the Iran-Iraq War who sees visions of angels from the past. Jasmin Darznik reads from Song of a Captive Bird, her debut novel about the life of legendary rebel feminist poet Forough.. MORE

Mon, April 23, 2018 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Disoriental

with Négar Djavadi, Roja Heydarpour

Join Négar Djavadi and AAWW Open City Fellow Roja Heydarpour as they discuss Djavadi’s debut novel, Disoriental, which won several prestigious literary awards in France, on the occasion of its publication in the US with Europa Editions. In this high-spirited, kaleidoscopic story, key moments of Iranian history, politics, and culture punctuate stories of family drama and triumph. The narrator, a storyteller extraordinaire, a Scheherazade of our time, and above all.. MORE

Sun, April 22, 2018 3:00pm
Albertine Books in French and English
972 5th Ave
NY, NY 10075

Translation / Migration Mixtape

with Raquel Salas Rivera, Janice Lobo Sapigao, Adeeba Talukder & Asiya Wadud

Come prepared to hear four poets of color mix and remix translation, through love letters, laws, binary code, and Google translate. Bay Area-based Filipina poet Janice Lobo Sapigao will share music and visuals alongside her salvaged family love letters written in Ilocano and a poetic critique of the Silicon Valley, where her mother assembled microchips. Newly minted Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera, the author of the forthcoming lo terciario.. MORE

Wed, April 18, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Worskhop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

No-Name Mind: Stories of Mental Health from Asian America, A Workshop

with Nina Sharma

Six sessions, April 14-May 19, 2018 Saturdays from 4:00-7:00pm Fees & Payment Options: Free Application Deadline: Thursday, March 15 2018 at midnight.  APPLY HERE Why You Should Take This Class: As psychic lives of Asian American women are yet to be rendered in their full complexities, "No Name Mind" offers a space to name our experiences with mental health and and map the vast contours of our minds. .. MORE

Sat, April 14, 2018 4:00pm to Sat, May 19, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

with Sonia Guiñansaca, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Kenning JP García & Jasmine Reid

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 Kenning JP García and Jasmine Reid. 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, April 11, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 West 27 Street, Ste. 600
Manhattan, New York 10001

And/With: Abdellah Taïa and Meena Alexander

with Belladonna* Collaborative and The Brooklyn Public Library

Belladonna* Collaborative, Brooklyn Public Library and Asian American Writer's Workshop are proud to co-present Abdellah Taïa in conversation with poet and scholar Meena Alexander. Additional sponsorship has been generously provided by Seven Stories Press. RSVP HERE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC In 1973, Abdellah Taïa was born in the public library of Rabat in Morocco, where his father was the janitor and where his family.. MORE

Tue, April 10, 2018 7:30pm
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Plunder and Surveillance: Aftermaths of the Iraq War

with Erin Banco, Nisha Kapoor, Wafaa Bilal, Marina Budhos, and Sophia Hussain

Join us for a special event about how has Iraq changed post American invasion and how the war on terror has been "brought home" through an expanded security state. We are featuring journalist Erin Banco, who wrote the recently released Pipe Dreams, Nisha Kapoor, the author of Deport, Deprive, Extradite, a radical analysis of the contemporary security state, Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal, who will read from his book, Shooting an.. MORE

Wed, April 4, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

The Body and Migration

with Vi Khi Nao, Brandon Shimoda, Celina Su, and Dorothy Wang

Join us for a special reading about migration and reconfiguring literal and imagined borderlands with writers Vi Khi Nao, Brandon Shimoda and Celina Su. Celina Su’s debut collection of poetry, Landia, is a series of border crossings and questioning the social contract of the state and citizenship. Brandon Shimoda will read from forthcoming prose and poetry about the forced internal migration of Japanese incarceration and its ongoing aftermath. Vi Khi.. MORE

Thu, March 29, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
Manhattan, NY 10001

Cities of the Future

with Youmna Chlala, Sesshu Foster, Renee Gladman & Ken Chen

Three experimental writers of color investigate the vision of the city through books that merge visual art with poetry and prose. Sesshu Foster’s eagerly anticipated City of the Future rebels against the gentrification of Chicano/Asian East LA through poems, letters, drawings, and postcards: Douglas Kearney calls it “elegiac, documentarian, furious and fun as hell”! A visual artist exhibited at Performa, ArtDubai, and Art In General, Youmna Chlala imagines language as.. MORE

Wed, March 28, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writer's Workshop
112 W. 27th St. STE 600
New York, NY 10001

Go Home! Los Angeles Launch

with Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Mia Alvar, and Yumi Sakugawa

In this collection, published in collaboration with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, writers imagine “home” in the twenty-first century through an array of fiction, memoir, and poetry. Both urgent and meditative, this anthology moves beyond the model-minority myth and showcases the singular intimacies of individuals figuring out what it means to belong. Moderated by artist and writer Yumi Sakugawa (Your Illustrated Guide.. MORE

Tue, March 20, 2018 7:30pm
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Fiction as Activism: A Workshop

with Helen Wan

Why you should take this class: What is “fiction as activism”? All writing is an act of activism if it is an honest effort to engage with or comment on or generally make sense of the world. “Activism” doesn’t have to mean militant or angry, either. It can be funny, absurdist, uplifting, anything. At a time when most writers I know just want to curl up into a little.. MORE

Mon, March 19, 2018 6:00pm to Mon, April 16, 2018 8:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York, NY 10001

Go Home! San Francisco Launch

with Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Rachel Khong, Beth Nguyen, and R.O. Kwon

In this collection, published in collaboration with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and The Feminist Press, writers imagine “home” in the twenty-first century through an array of fiction, memoir, and poetry. Both urgent and meditative, this anthology moves beyond the model-minority myth and showcases the singular intimacies of individuals figuring out what it means to belong. Moderated by editor Rowan Hisayo Buchanan with.. MORE

Sun, March 18, 2018 5:00pm
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

with Kay Ulanday Barrett, Sonia Guiñansaca, Eddie Maisonet & Santiago J. Sanchez

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 Eddie Maisonet and Santiago J. Sanchez. 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.. MORE

Thu, March 15, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Go Home! Boston Launch

with Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, T Kira Madden, and Jennifer Tseng

In the collection, Go Home!, published in collaboration with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and The Feminist Press, writers imagine “home” in the twenty-first century through an array of fiction, memoir, and poetry. Both urgent and meditative, this anthology moves beyond the model-minority myth and showcases the singular intimacies of individuals figuring out what it means to belong. Editor Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is joined by.. MORE

Wed, March 14, 2018 7:00pm
Trident Bookstore
338 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115

Go Home! Brooklyn Launch at Greenlight Bookstore

with Chaya Babu, Gaiutra Bahadur, Jason Koo, Kimiko Hahn, Alice Sola Kim, and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Note: This program takes place at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn. The Go Home! Launch event at AAWW is March 12. Join us for the Greenlight Bookstore launch of Go Home!, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop collection published in collaboration with the Feminist Press that images “home” in twenty-first century through fiction, memoir, and poetry. Both urgent and meditative, this anthology moves beyond the model-minority myth and showcases the the necessity of.. MORE

Tue, March 13, 2018 7:00pm
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Go Home! AAWW Launch

with Karissa Chen, Chaya Babu, Wendy Xu, Gina Apostol, Alexander Chee & Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Join us for the launch of Go Home!, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop collection published in collaboration with the Feminist Press that images “home” in twenty-first century through fiction, memoir, and poetry. Both urgent and meditative, this anthology moves beyond the model-minority myth and showcases the the necessity of both expanding and challenging the immigrant narrative. We’re celebrating the launch of the anthology at the workshop with contributors Karissa Chen,.. MORE

Mon, March 12, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Go Home! AWP Tampa Launch

with Jyothi Natarajan, Gina Apostol, Chaya Babu, Alexander Chee, Karissa Chen, T Kira Madden, Jennifer Tseng, and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Join us for the launch of Go Home!, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop collection published in collaboration with the Feminist Press. Writers imagine “home” in the twenty-first century through an array of fiction, memoir, and poetry. Both urgent and meditative, this anthology moves beyond the model-minority myth and showcases the singular intimacies of individuals figuring out what it means to belong. Editor Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.. MORE

Sat, March 10, 2018 4:00pm
Inkwood Books
1809 N. Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602

AWP Conference: Only Connect: Building Literary Community Beyond the MFA

with Julie Buntin, Ken Chen, Saeed Jones, Alison Murphy & Christine Texeira

Community is often touted as the best reason to get an MFA. But what happens when the program ends, or if an MFA isn’t right for you? Administrators from organizations changing the literary ecosystem discuss the opportunities for connection that exist in nonacademic settings. Topics include writing, publishing, and networking on- and offline; teaching and studying outside of academia; and how writers from every educational background can find and build.. MORE

Sat, March 10, 2018 10:30am
Marriott Waterside, Second Floor, Florida Salon 1, 2 & 3
700 S Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602

AWP Conference: Asian American Caucus

with Neelanjana Banerjee, Cathy Linh Che, Dr. Lawrence-Minh Búi Davis, Jyothi Natarajan

How can Asian American writers build a stronger network? What does it mean to be a writer of color in these times? This third annual Asian American Caucus is a town hall-style hang out and community space. Come meet other Asian American writers and discuss fellowships, publication opportunities, and resources available to support you. Organized by the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Kaya, Kundiman, the Asian American Literary Review, Kearny Street,.. MORE

Fri, March 9, 2018 7:30pm
Tampa Convention Center, First Floor, Rooms 5 & 6
333 S Franklin St
Tampa, Florida 33602

Breaking Caste

with Sujatha Gidla, Neel Mukherjee & Gaiutra Bahadur

Join us for a reading on India and caste with prize-winning novelist Neel Mukherjee and Sujatha Gidla, the author of the critically-acclaimed debut memoir Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India (FSG, 2017). Mukherjee's latest novel, A State of Freedom (W.W. Norton, 2018) follows the lives of five characters born to different circumstances in India navigating deeply entrenched class and caste divisions. In conversation with.. MORE

Fri, March 9, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Nerds in Love

with Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Weike Wang & Madhu Kaza

How does what we know influence our quest for love? Three years into a graduate program in science, the narrator of Weike Wang’s critically-acclaimed Chemistry (Knopf, 2017) cooly compares receiving a marriage proposal from her boyfriend to the careful problem solving that occurs between lab partners. The eccentric protagonist of Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s Call Me Zebra.. MORE

Wed, February 21, 2018 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Memory Maps: An Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, a Workshop

with Anelise Chen

Five Sessions, 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9:00PM) Tuesdays*, February 20th, 27th, March 6th**, March 20th, March 27th Fees & Payment Options: $270 General/$240 Member (JOIN THE FANCLUB!) Registration Deadline: February 13th, 2018 *There will be no class on March 13th. **On March 6th, class will run 7PM-9PM. REGISTER HERE Why You Should Take This Class: In recent years, scientists have found that memory and imagination call upon the same “default network” in the brain, suggesting that.. MORE

Tue, February 20, 2018 6:30pm to Tue, March 27, 2018 9:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York, NY 10001

Poetry Workshop: Master Class with Monica Youn

with Monica Youn

One Session, 3 hours (2PM-5PM)* Saturday, February 17 Fees & Payment Options: General $75/Member $65 (JOIN THE FANCLUB!) Registration Deadline: February 14 *This class could run slightly longer than 3 hours, based on how many students are in the class. REGISTER HERE Course Description: This will be a 3-4 hour master class workshop (depending on enrollment). Students should submit up to 3 poems of 1-2 pages each, although we may not have time to.. MORE

Sat, February 17, 2018 2:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

Letters Beyond Bars: From Internment to Immigrant Detention

with Families for Freedom, Christine Kitano, Terry Watada, Karen Tei Yamashita and Tamara K Nopper

Come hear seminal Asian American writer Karen Tei Yamashita read from Letters to Memory, her visual and archival project based on family letters of Japanese internment alongside Families for Freedom activists reading letters from immigrant detainees. We’ll also feature poet Christine Kitano, who writes about her father’s internment during World War II, and Toronto-based novelist Terry Watada, who chronicles the untold story Canadian police rounding up the Japanese community in Vancouver in.. MORE

Tue, February 13, 2018 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Mouth to Mouth: Open Mic

with Kay Ulanday Barrett, Sonia Guiñansaca, Tova Ricardo and Amanda Torres

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 Tova Ricardo and Amanda Torres. Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safe community space for QTPOC and rising migrant artists... MORE

Thu, February 8, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Third Culture/Third Genre: Between Poetry and Prose*, A Workshop

with Marwa Helal

You're a third culture kid who writes third genre* work: You have good sense when it comes to knowing whether what you're writing is better off as a poem or when it ought to be prose. But what do you do when it's both? Together, we will explore the art of the lyric essay, a poet's prose... MORE

Tue, February 6, 2018 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York, NY 10001

The Personal is Political: Writing About Muslim Women

with Humera Afridi, Roja Heydarpour, Raad Rahman, Sarah Khan, Sumaya Awad & Noel Pangilinan

Join us for a special reading with the Open City fellows. Open City documents the pulse of metropolitan Asian America as it's being lived on the streets of New York right now. Join us for a reading with our Muslim Communities fellows, Humera Afridi, Roja Heydarpour, Raad Rahman, Sarah Khan and Sumaya Awad, who’ve written narrative nonfiction on the Muslim American communities of New York City over the past six months... MORE

Tue, January 30, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Mining Your Diamonds: A Workshop

with Christina Chiu

One Session, 90 minutes (3:00PM-4:30PM) Saturday, January 27th, 2018 Fees & Payment Options: $25 Full payment due before first class. REGISTER HERE Why You Should Take This Class: Everyone has a unique story waiting to be unearthed. Like diamonds under a bedrock, you need the right tools in order to extract and polish them. Join Christina Chiu for a 90-minute workshop that will guide entrepreneurs, writers, professionals, and everyone in-between through a metaphorical mining.. MORE

Sat, January 27, 2018 3:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

Race, Music, and American Ghost Stories

with Hari Kunzru, Margo Jefferson & Kevin Nguyen

A special discussion about music and the ghosts of America’s racial past featuring two highly acclaimed authors. A murder mystery, a ghost story, and two cultural tourists collide in Hari Kunzru’s spellbinding novel White Tears (Knopf, 2017), which connects contemporary cultural appropriation and white hawkers of black music with the history of racism and the forgotten geniuses of American music and Delta Mississippi Blues. Pulitzer-Prize winning writer Margo Jefferson’s classic.. MORE

Thu, January 25, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers Workshop
112 W. 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

Queer Longings and Longevity: A Workshop

with Kay Ulanday Barrett

4 Sessions, 2 Hours Mondays, January 22nd - February 12th Fees & Payment Options: $150-$250 Sliding Scale REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 17th, 2018 **Note: tickets are listed on Eventbrite as "donation" in order to enable the sliding scale function. Please note that your registration is not confirmed unless you have paid a registration fee. REGISTER HERE Why You Should Take This Class: This workshop engages in the spirit of performance, reading, and content development. Together, we.. MORE

Mon, January 22, 2018 6:30pm to Mon, February 12, 2018 8:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York , NY 10001

AAWW FAM: The Shanghai Literary Review Launch

with Nancy Huang, Jianan Qian, Joy Huang Stoffers, Jeremy Tiang, and Julie Wenglinski

Come join us for the launch of The Shanghai Literary Review’s second issue! TSLR is an English language literature and arts magazine based in Shanghai and New York, Featuring original artwork, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, book review, and translation from and about Asia. Nancy Huang, Jianan Qian, Joy Huang Stoffers, Jeremy Tiang, and Julie Wenglinski will be sharing their work from the magazine as well as.. MORE

Thu, January 18, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Mouth to Mouth: Open Mic

with Kay Ulanday Barrett, Sonia Guiñansaca, Giselle Buchanan, and Ysabel Y. Gonzalez

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 Giselle Buchanan and Ysabel Y. Gonzalez. 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.. MORE

Thu, January 11, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

An Invocation: The Poetics of Haunting

with Carlina Duan, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Muriel Leung & Jane Wong

How does history – particularly the history of war, colonialism, and marginalization – impact the work of Asian American poets across time and space? How does language act as a haunting space of intervention and activism? Poet and scholar Jane Wong raised these questions with her digital multimedia project, The Poetics of Haunting. For the last workshop event of 2017, Wong and poets Carlina Duan, Christine.. MORE

Mon, December 18, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers Workshop
112 W. 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

Riverhead Books Holiday Party

with The Asian American Writers' Workshop

Come celebrate the holidays with Riverhead Books, in support of the Asian American Writers' Workshop! $15 cash at the door, unlimited beer & wine from WINC, baked goods by Riverhead authors & raffle prizes!.. MORE

Mon, December 11, 2017 7:00pm
Lite Brite Neon Studio LLC
232 3rd St
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

with Kay Ulanday Barrett, Sonia Guiñansaca, Amir Rabiyah & xoài ph?m

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 Amir Rabiyah and xoài ph?m. 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

Mon, December 4, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St #600
New York, New York 10001

Poetry Poetry VII

with Chen Chen, Anaïs Duplan, Rajiv Mohabir & Monica Sok

Travel through time with Anaïs Duplan, Chen Chen, Rajiv Mohabir and Monica Sok as they explore both history and futurity in our seventh edition of Poetry Poetry! RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Anaïs Duplan is the author of the full-length poetry collection, Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016) and a chapbook of poems and essays, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017).  Daniel Poppick writes.. MORE

Sat, December 2, 2017 3:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Twisting Tongues: Bilingual Poetry with AAWW and Wendy's Subway

with Steven Alvarez, Jen Hyde, & Sahar Muradi

Note: This program is co-sponsored by AAWW, but the reading is taking place at BAM. Writing in Dari, Spanish, Nahuatl, Chinese, and English, the poets of Twisting Tongues see translation as a way to interrogate the relationship between English and histories of migration and diaspora. Come see poets Jen Hyde, Steven Alvarez, and Sahar Muradi read their innovative multilingual poetry that embraces errant, in-between, generative translation at our special event in.. MORE

Tue, November 28, 2017 7:00pm
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Apocalyptic Premonitions

with Viet Dinh, Oki Sogumi & Janani Balasubramanian

How do we care for one another in the end of the world? Come for a special reading about seeking connections amidst premonitions of disaster and ecological collapse. Viet Dinh reads from After Disasters, his debut novel about four aid workers navigating the rubble after an earthquake in India. Poet Oki Sogumi reads from their forthcoming speculative novella about revolt, the secret lives of insects, and the potential for friendship.. MORE

Mon, November 20, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

with Kay Ulanday Barrett, Sonia Guiñansaca, Afua Ansong & Ricky Tucker

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 Afua Ansong and Ricky Tucker. 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

Thu, November 16, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

Singapore, Myth, and Memory

with Jeremy Tiang and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

Singapore recently celebrated it’s 50th birthday and its sparkling status as the “Switzerland of the East, but stories of rebellion and subversion remain just below the surface. In Jeremy Tiang’s thrilling debut novel, State of Emergency, an explosion in an office building in Singapore in 1965 unravels an epic story of a family caught up the spontaneous turns of history. Join Tiang, “one of Singapore’s finest living novelists,” according to.. MORE

Thu, November 2, 2017 7:00pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
110 W 27th St. Ste 600
New York, New York 10001

Workshop: Start and Finish

with Janani Balasubramanian

Five Sessions, 2.5 hours each (6-8:30pm) Tuesdays October 31st, November 7th, November 14th, November 21st, November 28th Fees & Payment Options: $350 General / $320 AAWW Members (Join the Fanclub!) Full payment due before first class. Maximum of twenty students. Why You Should Take This Class: This workshop lives in the terrifying space between the aspirational (dreams, wishes) and the practical (goals, time). Collectively, we will map our visions, examine our roadblocks and.. MORE

Tue, October 31, 2017 6:00pm to Tue, November 28, 2017 8:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

Know Your Rights, Know Your Power: Training & Cultural Night

with Jackie Mariano & Material Support

Learn about your rights while singing your heart out! Join us for a night of strengthening and celebrating our resistance as Attorney Jackie Mariano leads a Know Your Rights training on immigration and political demonstrations. Material Support, an agit-punk band which Mariano fronts, shares the stage with their lead singer to ground us in the necessity of bold, collective action through their unapologetic brand of pinoy hardcore punk. RESERVE A.. MORE

Thu, October 26, 2017 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

The Witching Hour: A Night of Poetry

with Jess Rizkallah, Marwa Helal, Aria Aber, & Melissa Lozada-Oliva

If you’re in the Halloween spirit for some bewitching poetry, come celebrate the launch of Jess Rizkallah’s new book of poems, the magic my body becomes. She will be joined by poets Marwa Helal, Aria Aber, and Melissa Lozada-Oliva, all of whom write into different sorts of magics: the body, family, immigration, language, community, love, and loss. In the magic my body becomes, Jess Rizkallah explores the complexities of being.. MORE

Tue, October 24, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

Speaking Truth to Power: Confronting Authoritarian Regimes

with Raissa Robles, Raad Rahman, Tenzin Dickie & Jeremy Tiang

How is resistance possible when reality itself is obscured? In an era of "fake news" and more facts than anyone could hope to grasp, authoritarians rely on this uncertainty to consolidate their hold on power. Legendary journalist Raissa Robles joins us from the Philippines to share her new work, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, which reappraises the era of Marcos and applies it lessons to what is unfolding today. Communications.. MORE

Thu, October 19, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Data, Poetry, Trauma

with Paisley Rekdal, Yanyi, Soyoung Yoon & Jennifer Hayashida

Many Asian Americans know innately that intergenerational trauma is real, but how do we “prove” it? Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal's new book, The Broken Country, tells the story of Vietnamese-American Kiet Thanh Ly, who stabbed two white men in 2012 in retribution for the Vietnam War, even though he did not experience it himself. Come for a special event with Paisley Rekdal, 2017 Margins Fellow Yanyi, Soyoung Yoon, and Jennifer Hayashida that.. MORE

Sat, October 14, 2017 3:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Tourism in Literature

with Bani Amor, Farzana Doctor, Tiphanie Yanique & Julia Hori

Travel writing is a genre rife with fantasies of escape, luxury, and finding oneself through an experience in an unfamiliar place—in other words, colonial tropes. Is it possible to write about travel while decolonizing the narrative? What can contemporary literature tell us about the relationship between tourists and service workers, and can it provide more authentic ways of knowing places that have been branded to Western tourists as pleasure zones?.. MORE

Thu, October 12, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Mouth to Mouth: Open Mic

with Kay Ulanday Barrett, Sonia Guiñansaca, Tanea Lunsford Lynx & Tonilyn A. Sideco

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 Tanea Lunsford Lynx and Tonilyn A. Sideco. Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safe community space for QTPOC and rising migrant artists. RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO.. MORE

Mon, October 2, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Muslim Cool

with Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Zain Alam, Yunique A. Saafir & Muna Mire

Come for a special night investigating how young Muslim Americans resist empire through hip hop and other musical subcultures. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer calls it “Muslim Cool”—her term for how young Muslims in the United States fight state power by engaging with Black identity, particularly through fashion and music. In a time when Black Muslims face both Islamophobia and anti-blackness, her work represents a vital intervention. Zain Alam, the lead singer.. MORE

Thu, September 28, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Lola's House

with M. Evelina Galang

Come for a special night featuring author M. Evelina Galang, whose new nonfiction book Lola's House: Filipino Women Living with War (Curbstone, 2017) tells the story of sixteen surviving Filipino comfort women who survived violence inflicted by the Japanese army in World War II. Starting in the late nineties, Galang built relationships with women at Lolas' House, a community center for women's organizing in Manila, and records their testimony--at once.. MORE

Fri, September 22, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

Vernacular as Resistance

with Marwa Helal

Three Sessions, 2.5 hours each (6-8:30pm) Wednesdays September 20th, September 27th, and October 4th Fees & Payment Options: $250 General / $220 AAWW Members (Become a Member!) Full payment due before first class. Maximum of fifteen students. Priority will be given to previous students of Vernacular as Resistance. *STUDENT RATE for limited seats, contact Tiffany Le at tle@aaww.org for availability!* What is vernacular literature? What is its role in dismantling the oppressor’s language and assumptions?.. MORE

Wed, September 20, 2017 6:30pm to Wed, October 4, 2017 8:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, New York 11237

Motor Gangs and Misfits of Seoul

with Young-ha Kim, Jenny Wang Medina & E. Tammy Kim

Young-ha Kim, one of the most talented and prolific Korean writers of his generation, is making a rare appearance in New York to celebrate the launch of his latest novel, which explores social disintegration and the seedy underside of Seoul. Translated by Krys Lee, I Hear Your Voice, Kim’s fifth book, follows the ascent of disaffected young people living life on the run. He’ll appear with one of his translators, Jenny Wang Medina,.. MORE

Tue, September 19, 2017 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Marriage, Plotted

with Katie Kitamura & Danzy Senna

One marriage is ending, and another is imminent. For the female protagonists of Danzy Senna’s New People and Katie Kitamura’s A Separation, marriage is a mark of achievement, a psychological bender, a private investigation, and a bracingly intimate way to hold a mirror to our turbulent emotional realities. New People—an unsparing comedy of manners and racial authenticity set in ‘90s-era faux-bohemia Brooklyn—and A Separation—a taut emotional thriller that has earned.. MORE

Sat, September 16, 2017 3:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10001

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