Upcoming Events

Mouth to Mouth: Open Mic

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Aldrin Valdez, & Cyree Jarelle Johnson

Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at our next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Co-hosted by AAWW Fam poets Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jimena Lucero, Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safe community space for QTPOC and rising migrant artists. This month's featured artists are Aldrin Valdez and Cyree Jarelle Johnson! RSVP HERE! $5 Suggested Donation. No one will be turned away for.. MORE

Thu, October 17, 2019 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Pop Empires: Transnational and Diasporic Flow of India and Korea

S. Heijin Lee, Monika Mehta, and Robert Ji-Song Ku

Two of the contenders vying for the hearts, minds, bandwidths, and pocketbooks of the world’s consumers of popular are India and South Korea. “Bollywood” and “Hallyu” are increasingly competing with “Hollywood”―either replacing it or filling a void in places where it never held sway. Pop Empires connects films, music, television serials, stardom, and fandom to nation-building, diasporic identity formation, and transnational capital and labor. The contributors of this anthology examine how.. MORE

Fri, October 18, 2019 7:00pm
Asian American Writers Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, 6th Floor
Manhattan, New York 10001

Authoring Advocacy: Bearing Witness in an Era of Mass Incarceration

Justin Rovillos Monson, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Sarah Wang, Roshan Abraham, & Christine Olivares

What is the responsibility of writers to confront our era of mass incarceration, and how do we bear witness without assuming voyeuristic or exploitative perspectives? Join us for a reading featuring 2018 PEN America Writing For Justice Fellows Justin Rovillos Monson and Reginald Dwayne Betts, and Asian American Writers Workshop's The Witness Program writers Roshon Abraham, Christine Olivares, & Sarah Wang. A closing conversation will explore the ethics, challenges and.. MORE

Fri, November 1, 2019 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Past Events

The Foley Artist Book Launch: A Reading & Pinoy Party

Ricco Villanueva Siasoco, Jessica Hagedorn, Sarah Gambito, Joseph O. Legaspi, & music by Gary Gabison

Join us for a raucous reading & celebration of Ricco Villanueva Siasoco’s debut collection of stories, The Foley Artist. Co-sponsored by Gaudy Boy and Kundiman. RSVP HERE! $5 Suggested Donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to AAWW public programs. The Asian American Workshop is a national nonprofit dedicated to the belief that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Ricco Villanueva Siasoco is MORE

Fri, October 4, 2019 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Launch Reading for Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World

Anu Taranath, Bani Amor, Julia MIchiko Hori, & Nadia Misir

What does it mean to care about others in an unequal world? If some of us will always have more opportunity and privilege than others based on wealth, race, and education, what then does global solidarity mean? Whether we're traveling abroad or much closer to home, it's hard to ignore the politics of identity and inequality. Showcasing her new book Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World, Dr. MORE

Wed, October 2, 2019 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Barrelhouse Presents: The Future of Desi Literature

Abeer Hoque, Nur Nasreen Ibrahim, Sarah Thankam Mathews, & Kamil Ahsan

This is a multi-media event featuring the artists and writers of Barrelhouse’s special Desi issue: Road Trips, which put forth an eclectic and diverse range of short fiction art from avant-garde, graphic short stories, Gothic, speculative fiction, philosophical fiction, erotica, and historical fiction. Join us for a reading & discussion centering the possibilities and future of Desi literature. Contributors to the issue either live in or have ancestry from Bangladesh, MORE

Fri, September 20, 2019 6:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001

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