Upcoming Events

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 to Mon, November 5, 2018 9:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 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

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

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

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 to Tue, November 6, 2018 9:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, NY 10001

Indian Ocean Blues

with Divya Victor and Meena Alexander

Join us for a reading that pushes the boundary of home and questions symptoms of belonging through meditations on kin, violence, and rupture. We’ll hear from Meena Alexander, whose new collection of poetry revisits her crossings of the Indian Ocean since the age of five and personal geographies in Sudan, England, India, and the US. The poet Divya Victor will read from Kith, her visual and instructional book of stolen.. MORE

Thu, October 4, 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

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

with Roshan Abraham, Humera Afridi, Pearl Bhatnagar, Huiying Bernice Chan, Aber Kawas & Sarah Moawad

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

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

I Even Regret Night: Verses from Indenture

with Gaiutra Bahadur, Rajiv Mohabir, & Grace Aneiza Ali

Note: This program takes place at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. 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, written in a combination of Awadhi, Bhojpuri, and Braj Bhasha, to award-winning Indo-Caribbean poet and translator Rajiv Mohabir,.. MORE

Mon, October 29, 2018 6:30pm

Slow Magic: Writing the Lyric Sentence

with Larissa Pham

Six Sessions, 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9PM) Mondays, November 12 - December 17 Fees & Payment Options: $325 General/$295 Member (JOIN THE FAN CLUB!) **This is a small class. Please apply through the link below if you are interested. Please complete this application.. We will notify you if you are accepted into the class. Registration Deadline: November 5. Why you should take this class: It’s easy to believe that there’s a kind of magic to.. MORE

Mon, November 12, 2018 6:30pm to Mon, December 17, 2018 9:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

We would like to collect information during your visit to help us better understand site use. This data is anonymized, and will not be used for marketing purposes. Read More on our Privacy Policy page. You can withdraw permission at any time or update your privacy settings here. Please choose below to continue.

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons