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Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network: A Discussion Among Writers

with Amy Quan Barry, Matty Huynh, Violet Kupersmith, Thanhha Lai, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Vu Tran, Monique Truong, Abbigail N. Rosewood, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, Mimi Khúc, and Isabelle Thuy Pelaud

Co-presented by the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network and Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. In the Summer of 2018, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network invited writers from the US, Canada, Australia, France, and Indonesia to California to participate in a writing residency, foster the Vietnamese literary community, and stage a series of conversations. This spring, in New York, those conversations continue in front of a live.. MORE

Sat, March 23, 2019 5:30pm
The People's Forum
320 W 37th St.
New York, NY 10018

MAGNOLIA SEASON: Building your creative toolkit

with Larissa Pham

Six Sessions, 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9PM) Tuesdays, March 26th - April 30th Fees & Payment Options: $325 General/$295 Member (JOIN THE FANCLUB!) Registration Deadline: March 19th *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. Why you should take this class: Do you know what you want to say, but you’re not sure how to.. MORE

Tue, March 26, 2019 6:30pm to Tue, April 30, 2019 9:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St., STE. 600
New York, NY 10001

AAWW @ AWP: Bookfair

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We are going to be at booth #6000 at the AWP Bookfair, all conference long! We'll be sharing space and hanging out with our friends Kaya Press, the Asian American Literary Review, and World Stage Press. Come by and say hi!.. MORE

Wed, March 27, 2019 1:00pm to Sat, March 30, 2019 1:00pm
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232

AAWW @ AWP: Asian American Caucus

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What does it mean to steward Asian American literature, organizationally, collectively, and individually. This fourth 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, Hyphen, and Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center.    .. MORE

Thu, March 28, 2019 6:00pm
Oregon Convention Center, Level One, E147-148
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232

Center Justify: An AWP Offsite Event

with Thi Bui, Douglas Kearney, Marwa Helal, Trevino Brings Plenty, Nina Sharma, Aimee Phan, Gabrielle Civil, and more

CENTER JUSTIFY: An #AWP19 OFFSITE EXTRAVAGANZA At PSU Native American Student and Community Center 710 SW Jackson St, Portland, Oregon 97201   There will be readings! There will be unforgettable performances! There will be camaraderie! And there will be dinner! (meat + vegan DUMPLINGS & FRIED CHICKEN from XLB) Come early for food!   This event is co-sponsored by: - The Accomplices (Civil Coping Mechanisms, Entropy, Writ Large Press) - Asian American Writers' Workshop - De-Canon: A Visibility.. MORE

Thu, March 28, 2019 7:00pm
Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center
710 SW Jackson St
Portland, Oregon 97201

AAWW @ AWP: Book signing

with Emily Jungmin Yoon

We’re hosting a book signing for Margins Poetry Editor Emily Jungmin Yoon at booth #6000 from 12:00PM to 12:30PM on Friday March 29. Come meet Emily and get your copy of her collection A Cruelty Special to Our Species signed... MORE

Fri, March 29, 2019 12:00pm
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232

AAWW @ AWP: Poets vs. Community vs. History

with Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Yanyi, Emily Jungmin Yoon, E.J. Koh, Monica Sok

For Asian American poets, what is the relationship between bearing witness to history and giving voice to marginalized communities? Four writers talk about how their work as poets, editors, translators, and scholars allows them to uncover intimacies among seemingly disparate colonial histories and contextualize narratives of intergenerational trauma. They draw on multidisciplinary practices to explore how the individual pursuits of poets can build empathy and community. Moderated by Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Yanyi, Emily Jungmin Yoon, E.J. Koh, Monica Sok... MORE

Fri, March 29, 2019 4:30pm
Oregon Convention Center, Level 1, B116
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232

AAWW @ AWP: Bona Fide Relationships

with Zaina Arafat, Hazem Fahmy, Raad Rahman, and Sobia Khan

Through their prose and poetry, writers reflect on the idea of the ”bona fide relationship”—the term the Supreme Court used in 2017 to grant an exception on President Trump’s travel ban. Who counts as close family in the eyes of the state? How do our relationships transcend those recognized by the court? These readings shed light on the ways that individual writers and communities wrestle with an ongoing effort to undermine their sense of belonging... MORE

Sat, March 30, 2019 12:00pm
Oregon Convention Center, Level 1, D139-140
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232

Literaoke at AWP 2019 in Portland, OR

with Esmé Weijun Wang, Andres Cerpa, Shayla Lawson, Mimi Lok, Adeeba Talukdar, Sokunthary Svay, Yanyi, and more

It’s time for another epic evening of singing, reading, and joy! AAWW is teaming up with Kaya Press, Kundiman, AALR, and the Smithsonian APA Center to bring Literaoke to AWP in Portland. SATURDAY MARCH 30TH AT CHOPSTICKS KARAOKE BAR.. MORE

Sat, March 30, 2019 7:00pm
Chopsticks Karaoke Bar
3390 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Memory Vessels

with Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Jenifer Sang Eun Park, Hai Dang-Phan, Lawrence Lacambra Ypil, and Kaitlin Rees

Have you ever held a beloved object--say, an old photograph or a faded letter--and found yourself transported back into a space of memory? Join us for a reading featuring four poets exploring the the vessels that carry us across the waters of memory. We’ll celebrate the two winners of Singapore Unbound’s Gaudy Boy Poetry Prize: Jenifer Sang Eun Park, whose Autobiography of Horse will change the way you think about.. MORE

Thu, April 4, 2019 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

The Year of Blue Water: Book Launch

with Yanyi, Wo Chan, Erica Hunt, and Monica Youn

Join us for the launch of The Year of Blue Water, the debut poetry collection from Yanyi, the 2018 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets and an AAWW Margins Fellow. Intimate to the reader, elusive to the colonizer, the book creates a space of integration of variegated selves—an intellectual self, a queer self, a trans self, a Chinese self, an immigrant self, all of which share a kind.. MORE

Fri, April 12, 2019 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, NY 10001

Armenian Genocide Remembrance

with Christopher Janigian, Lola Koundakjian, Nancy Agabian, Raffi Joe Wartanian, Alina Gregorian

Join us for a special reading marking Armenian Genocide Remembrance day, the annual holiday to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Organized by poet Alina Gregorian, this night of remembrance features Lambda and PEN finalist Nancy Agabian, poet Christopher Janigian, poet Lola Koundakjian, and nonfiction writer and musician Raffi Joe Wartanian. RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Nancy Agabian is the author of.. MORE

Wed, April 24, 2019 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

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