Upcoming Partnership Events

May 24, 2022 , 6:30 PM

MARIE MYUNG-OK LEE WITH FRANCES CHA

Marie Myung-ok Lee, Frances Cha


Chances are, you’ve read something you loved by the talented and prolific Marie Myung-Ok Lee. Her stories, criticism, and essays on everything from Picnicking in North Korea to navigating her son’s disability have been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, Salon, Guernica, The Paris Review, and The...

May 24, 2022 , 8:00 PM

[VIRTUAL] WORD IS BOND #7

Ross Gay, Khadijah Queen, Ruth Awad, Joy Priest, Adele Elise Williams, Anthony Thomas Lombardi


REGISTER HERE Come join us for Word is Bond #7! Attendance is FREE but suggested donations will benefit Deep South Decrim, an initiative that works to end the criminalization and abuse of sex workers through harm reduction and decriminalization. DSD is run by Women With a Vision, a New Orleans-based...

June 1, 2022 , 7:00 PM

[LIVE] AAWW & YU & ME BOOKS PRESENT: VANESSA HUA AND VANESSA CHAN

Vanessa Hua, Vanessa Chan


The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, in partnership with Yu & Me Books (NYC’s first Asian American woman-owned bookstore!), presents a reading and conversation with writer Vanessa Hua. Vanessa will join us to celebrate the publication of Forbidden City, a "grand, cinematic, captivating novel" (Cathy Park Hong), and will speak with...

Past Partnership Events

[LIVE] In Conversation: Ocean Vuong, Yanyi, and Solmaz Sharif

May 4, 2022 , 7:30 PM

[LIVE] IN CONVERSATION: OCEAN VUONG, YANYI, AND SOLMAZ SHARIF

Ocean Vuong, Yanyi, Solmaz Sharif


Presented in collaboration with the David Rubenstein Atrium, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The MacArthur Grant-winning poet and novelist Ocean Vuong and the poets Yanyi and Solmaz Sharif collectively possess a remarkable talent with words and a shared Asian American heritage. Together, they represent a broad stratum of the generational, ethnic,...

[LIVE] In Conversation: Gina Apostol and Melissa Chadburn

May 2, 2022 , 7:00 PM

[LIVE] IN CONVERSATION: GINA APOSTOL AND MELISSA CHADBURN

Gina Apostol, Melissa Chadburn


RSVP HERE Writers Gina Apostol (Bibliolepsy) and Melissa Chadburn (A Tiny Upward Shove) will join the Asian American Writers' Workshop in Battery Park City this May, to read from and discuss their books. Drawing on themes of Filipinx myth, folklore, and history, and the women whose fates are entwined in...

[LIVE] AAWW & the Strand Presents: Vaishnavi Patel: Kaikeyi

April 28, 2022 , 7:00 PM

[LIVE] AAWW & THE STRAND PRESENTS: VAISHNAVI PATEL: KAIKEYI

Jafreen Uddin, Vaishnavi Patel


This event is in partnership with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and the Strand. For more information about the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, please visit their website at http://aaww.org . Join us for an in-person event with debut author Vaishnavi Patel for a discussion of her debut novel Kaikeyi. Joining...

[LIVE] AAWW x Yu & Me Books Present: Jenny Tinghui Zhang

April 6, 2022 , 7:00 PM

[LIVE] AAWW X YU & ME BOOKS PRESENT: JENNY TINGHUI ZHANG

Jenny Tinghui Zhang


The Asian American Writers' Workshop, in partnership with Yu & Me Books (NYC's first Asian American woman-owned bookstore!), presents a reading and conversation with debut novelist Jenny Tinghui Zhang. Jenny will join us to celebrate the publication of her book, Four Treasures of the Sky, "an engulfing, bighearted, and heartbreaking novel"...

[LIVE] AAWW at AWP: Stories in Solidarity for Asian Artists

March 24, 2022 , 1:45 AM

[LIVE] AAWW AT AWP: STORIES IN SOLIDARITY FOR ASIAN ARTISTS

Piyali Bhattacharya, Mira Jacob, Nayomi Munaweera, Jafreen Uddin


Piyali Bhattacharya, Mira Jacob, Nayomi Munaweera, and Jafreen Uddin ask each other: why is it often difficult to build writing coalitions of color? What does it mean to build artistic community among Asian women, and why are these spaces so often riddled with drama? Is the root of the problem...

[LIVE] AAWW x Yu & Me Books Present: Ayesha Raees

March 18, 2022 , 7:00 PM

[LIVE] AAWW X YU & ME BOOKS PRESENT: AYESHA RAEES

Ayesha Raees


The Asian American Writers' Workshop, in partnership with Yu & Me Books (NYC's first Asian American woman-owned bookstore!), presents a reading with former AAWW Fellows and current assistant poetry editor at The Margins, Ayesha Raees. Ayesha will join us to celebrate the publication of her chapbook, Coining a Wishing Tower, a "lyric...

[LIVE] Brooklyn Reads: In Sensorium with Tanaïs

March 10, 2022 , 7:00 PM

[LIVE] BROOKLYN READS: IN SENSORIUM WITH TANAïS

Tanaïs, Samhita Mukhopadhyay


Join writer and perfumer Tanaïs for a multisensory exploration of their latest book, In Sensorium: Notes For My People. This expansive memoir offers a critical alternate history of South Asia, written from an American Bangladeshi Muslim femme perspective, and interrogates the ancient violence and ancestral trauma of a lush land...

[VIRTUAL] The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories

March 8, 2022 , 8:00 PM

[VIRTUAL] THE WAY SPRING ARRIVES AND OTHER STORIES

C Pam Zhang


Join us for a virtual, bilingual group event to celebrate the release of The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories, edited and collected by Yu Chen and Regina Kanyu Wang. This event is co-presented with Tor Books, and will be moderated by C Pam Zhang.

[VIRTUAL] PEN OUT LOUD X ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP: JULIE OTSUKA WITH NICOLE CHUNG

February 22, 2022 , 8:00 PM

[VIRTUAL] PEN OUT LOUD X ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP: JULIE OTSUKA WITH NICOLE CHUNG

Julie Otsuka, Nicole Chung


PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novelist Julie Otsuka joins PEN Out Loud and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop to launch her first novel in over a decade, The Swimmers. Turning her attention to a group of recreational swimmers who are disrupted from their routine when a crack appears at the bottom of their...

[VIRTUAL] Word Is Bond No.5

February 8, 2022 , 7:00 PM

[VIRTUAL] WORD IS BOND NO.5

Layli Long Soldier, Megan Fernandes, Ghinwa Jawhari, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, Sadia Hassan, Anthony Thomas Lombardi


REGISTER HERE Celebrate Word is Bond’s new home at AAWW with our inaugural partnership reading! Attendance is FREE but suggested donations will benefit Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund & Racing Magpie, an organization supporting Lakota artists & culture bearers. If you have the means, please consider sparing what you’re able &...

Witness Writing from Myanmar: Brian Haman, Ko Ko Thett, Ma Thida

February 5, 2022 , 12:00 PM

WITNESS WRITING FROM MYANMAR: BRIAN HAMAN, KO KO THETT, MA THIDA

Brian Haman, Ko Ko Thett, Ma Thida, Mae Yway


RSVP HERE The Asian American Writers' Workshop, in partnership with PEN America and Singapore Unbound, will convene a bilingual reading of work from the forthcoming anthology Picking Off New Shoots Will Not Stop the Spring: Witness Poems and Essays from Burma/Myanmar 1988-2021, followed by a conversation with editors Brian Haman and Ko...

Becoming The Archer: Rachna Nivas & Shruti Swamy

October 14, 2021 , 7:00 PM

BECOMING THE ARCHER: RACHNA NIVAS & SHRUTI SWAMY

Rachna Nivas, Shruti Swamy, Ria DasGupta


AAWW in collaboration with the Leela Dance Collective presents BECOMING THE ARCHER: a conversation on classical dance and literature between world renowned Kathak artist Rachna Nivas and author of The Archer Shruti Swamy.

AAWW x Cosmos Book Club: Celebrating Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So

August 23, 2021 , 8:00 PM

AAWW X COSMOS BOOK CLUB: CELEBRATING AFTERPARTIES BY ANTHONY VEASNA SO

Monica Sok and Danny Thanh Nguyen


RSVP HERE! Seamlessly transitioning between the absurd and the tenderhearted, balancing acerbic humor with sharp emotional depth, Anthony Veasna So’s debut collection Afterparties offers an expansive portrait of the lives of Cambodian-Americans. As the children of refugees carve out radical new paths for themselves in California, they shoulder the inherited...

We Have Lived This Ending Before

May 4, 2021 , 7:00 PM

WE HAVE LIVED THIS ENDING BEFORE

Dr. Khairani Barokka, Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio


RSVP HERE! This May, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop joins the Poetry Coalition, a vital national alliance of more than 25 independent poetry organizations, in curating a program exploring the theme “It is burning./ It is dreaming./ It is waking up.: Poetry & Environmental Justice.” The line “It is burning./...

Advance virtual screening & talkback of MINARI

January 13, 2021 , 8:00 PM

ADVANCE VIRTUAL SCREENING & TALKBACK OF MINARI

Lee Isaac Chung, Min Jin Lee


Tickets to the film screening are now SOLD OUT. The post-screening discussion between writer/director Lee Isaac Chung and author Min Jin Lee will be livestreamed on the AAWW YouTube channel on January 13 at 8:00pm ET. RSVP Here!  On Wednesday, January 13, we are partnering with A24 to celebrate Korean...