Upcoming Events

From Plate to Page: Writing Asian American Food

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

A Reading

YZ Chin, Jon Pineda & C. Dale Young

Join us for a reading about outsiders in fiction with Let’s No One Get Hurt author Jon Pineda, The Affliction author C. Dale Young, and Though I Get Home author YZ Chin. RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC YZ Chin's debut fiction novel Though I Get Home (Feminist Press, 2018) received widespread critical acclaim for the collection's focus on the many facets of Malaysia, dissonance between self-ascribed and.. MORE

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

Getting to Work: an Open Genre Workshop

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
Past Events

Sexpoetivity: Community PRIDE Workshop

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

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

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
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