Upcoming Events

Asian American Classics

Alexander Chee, Jessica Hagedorn, & Hua Hsu

**Please note: due to an administrative error, this event was originally posted as taking place on May 24th-- this event takes place on May 23rd. Join us for a celebration of four canonical Asian American texts recently re-published by Penguin Classics! Whiting Award-winner Alexander Chee reads from East Goes West, Younghill Kang’s 1937 picaresque satire about a Shakespeare-loving Korean immigrant’s sojourn through America. National Book Award Finalist Jessica Hagedorn shares.. MORE

Thu, May 23, 2019 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

New Work by Queer Lebanese Writers

Andrea Abi-Karam and Jennifer Camper

Join us for a special event featuring queer Lebanese writers Andrea Abi-Karam and Jennifer Camper. Selected by Bhanu Kapil for the Kelsey Street Prize, Abi-Karam’s new poetry book EXTRATRANSMISSION is a critique of nationalism, patriarchy, and gender embedded in an explosive trauma narrative. The creator of the biennial Queers & Comics Conference, Jennifer Camper is the author of Rude Girls and Dangerous Women, a collection of her cartoons, and subGURLZ,.. MORE

Wed, May 29, 2019 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, New York 10001

Margins Fellows & Mentors Reading

Zena Agha, Ava Chin, Sonya Chung, Pik-Shuen Fung, Jen Lue, Hasanthika Sirisena, Ayesha Raees, and Monica Youn

    The Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s Margins fellowship was first established in 2014, as a part of AAWW’s 25 year tradition of incubating emerging writers of color. Every year since, we have awarded four writers a year-long fellowship that provides them with financial support, publication opportunities, work space, mentorship, and a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts. Come celebrate five years of the Margins fellowship with our 2018-19 fellows—Zena Agha,.. MORE

Thu, June 6, 2019 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27 St, # 600
New York City, NY 10001
Past Events

The Collected Schizophrenias

Esmé Weijun Wang & Larissa Pham

Join us for a special reading and conversation by novelist Esmé Weijun Wang, whose bestselling new essay collection The Collected Schizophrenias (Gray Wolf 2019) is a “riveting, honest, and courageously allows for complexities in the reality of what living with illness is like” (NPR). Don’t miss this nuanced discussion of mental health with Wang, a Whiting Award-winner named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. She’ll be in conversation with MORE

Thu, May 9, 2019 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Asian American Melancholia & Dissociation

David L. Eng, Shinhee Han

Academic David L. Eng and psychotherapist Shinhee Han first met in the mid-1990s when they were brought together by their collective sorrow by a spate of student suicides at Columbia University. Don’t miss this special discussion of their new book, Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation (Duke University Press 2019), which explores the psychic trauma of Asian American young adults from Generation X to Generation Y who they associate respectively with melancholia MORE

Tue, May 7, 2019 6:30pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Armenian Genocide Remembrance

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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