AAWW & Kundiman Present: Emerging Writers in Conversation
AAWW & Kundiman Present: Emerging Writers in Conversation

This May, join AAWW and Kundiman in-person and online for a conversation between luminous emerging writers Hannah Bae, Jen Lue, Rajat Singh, and Gina Chung! The event will take place at AAWW’s space, at 112 West 27th Street #600 New York, NY 10001 and via live stream! ASL will be provided by Pro Bono ASL.



Hannah Bae is a Korean American freelance journalist, nonfiction writer and illustrator who is at work on a memoir about family estrangement and mental illness. She is the 2020 nonfiction winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and a 2021 and 2022 Peter Taylor Fellow for The Kenyon Review Writers Workshops. You can find her work in anthologies such as Our Red Book and (Don’t) Call Me Crazy and online at Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s The Margins, Catapult, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle and other outlets.

Jen Lue is a former Center for Fiction/Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellow and a 2021 NYSCA/NYFA fiction finalist. She is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Kundiman, VONA/Voices, Tin House, Jerome Foundation, and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, among others. She works for The Moth, a storytelling nonprofit, and serves on the advisory committee for Film Forum in New York City.

Gina Chung is a Korean American writer from New Jersey currently living in New York City. She is the author of the short story collection Green Frog and the novel Sea Change, which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, a 2023 B&N Discover Pick, and a New York Times Most Anticipated Book. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, she is a 2021-2022 Center for Fiction/Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellow and holds an MFA in fiction from The New School.

Rajat Singh is a writer living in Brooklyn, where he is at work on a novel. His work appears in The Margins, The Believer, StoryQuarterly, Lapham’s Quarterly, LitHub, Catapult, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. He is the editor of Mehfil, a collection of writing by queer South Asian artists, forthcoming in 2024. His writing has been supported by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, where he was a 2022 Margins Fellow, as well as by Millay Arts, the Spruceton Inn Residency, the Tin House Summer Workshop, and Lambda Literary.



The event will be live streamed with auto captioning for those who cannot join us in-person. For those joining us in our space, we are located on the 6th floor, there is an elevator that will take you directly to our space. To protect our friends with chemical sensitivities, AAWW is a fragrance-free space. Masks are required for all attendees; if you forget yours, one will be provided for you. We have three commercial grade air purifiers in the space, and a quiet room in the back should you need some space from the crowd. With the current surge of COVID cases, we highly encourage you to take a test at home prior to the event. If you have had COVID or have had known contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID in the 10 days prior to the event, we ask you tune in for the live stream instead. Please reach out to dmanibo@aaww.org for additional accessibility requests, ADA accessible bathrooms, chairs with added back support, and beyond. This space is for YOU!


AAWW & Kundiman Present: Emerging Writers in Conversation

Thursday, May 2, 2024
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 W 27th St, Suite 600
New York New York 10001
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