Upcoming Events

Invasive species Launch Party

with Marwa Helal, Sahar Romani, and Belal Mobarak

Is immigration your second language? Join us for a celebration of poet Marwa Helal’s debut collection Invasive species, a bold collection that pokes holes in the English of immigration officials, lols at the false expertise of Western commentators on the Middle East — and asks for nothing less than a re-examination of how we read. We’ll hear from Marwa as well as poets Sahar Romani and Belal Mobarak. Come to.. MORE

Wed, January 23, 2019 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th St, STE 600
New York, NY 10001

Insurrecto!

with Gina Apostol and Sabina Murray

Join us for a reading with Gina Apostol to celebrate her latest work of fiction, Insurrecto, a tour de force about about the Philippines’ past and present told through rivaling scripts from an American filmmaker and her Filipino translator. The book was one of the New York Times’ Editor’s Choices for 2018 and won comparisons to Nabokov and Borges for its kaleidoscopic structure. With her trademark wit, uncommon humor, layering of.. MORE

Thu, January 31, 2019 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

Sea of Mirrors

with Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi and Jeffrey Yang

Join us for an evening of Korean poetry in translation with Kim Hyesoon, a groundbreaking feminist poet and one of the most influential contemporary poets of South Korea. Her latest poetry collection, The Autobiography of Death, is a breathtaking collective elegy inspired by the Sewol Ferry Disaster of April 2014, and a narration performed as a sea of mirrors, summoning Korea's ghosts and roaming spirits. She’ll be in conversation with Korean-American poet Don Mee Choi,.. MORE

Fri, February 15, 2019 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

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, Ocean Vuong, 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 5:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

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