Upcoming Events

Invasive species Launch Party

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!

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

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
Past Events

How We Talk about Prison: Rewriting the Language of Incarceration

Nicole R. Fleetwood, Madhu Kaza, Sarah Wang, Aviva Stahl & Daniel A. Gross

There are enough people in American prisons, jails, and immigration detention centers to populate a country. And like a country, American incarceration has its own language. There's the technocratic and euphemistic language of the state—offender, felon, illegal immigrant, detainee, parolee. There's also the language that the incarcerated use to describe their own position in a system of confinement—captive, prisoner, migrant, refugee, returning citizen. At the Asian American Writers' Workshop, we'll MORE

Wed, January 16, 2019 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

AAWW FAM: Critical Resistance NYC Card Writing Party

Every year in the wintertime, Critical Resistance New York City sends a note of solidarity, hope, and encouragement to all of the 1,500+ subscribers of The Abolitionist newspaper that are currently locked up in jails, detention centers, and prisons on the east coast. This year, we invite you to join us at the Asian American Writers' Workshop to send cards across prison walls to our people! We will also have MORE

Sun, December 16, 2018 1:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

The Caregiver: Remembering Sam Park

Alexander Chee, Eugene Lim, Mitchell Kuga, T Kira Madden, and Daniel K Isaac

Join us for an event to honor the work and legacy of the queer Korean American novelist Samuel Park, whose novel The Caregiver was released posthumously this past fall. A panel of queer and Asian American writers featuring by Alexander Chee, T. Kira Madden, Mitchell Kuga, Eugene Lim and Daniel K. Isaac, will read from The Caregiver, and celebrate and discuss Sam’s final novel. RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | MORE

Thu, December 13, 2018 7:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Suite 600
New York, NY 10001

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