Upcoming Upcoming Events

February 21, 2022 , 6:00 PM

WORKSHOP: [ERA]SURE POETRY: POETICS OF ADDITIVE SUBTRACTION

Mariam Bazeed


Mondays, 2/21/2022 and 2/28/2022 | 6 PM ET - 9 PM ET Online | 2 Sessions | REGISTER HERE! Sliding Scale $100-$200 | **Limited Scholarship Seats Available By Lottery: APPLY HERE! ***The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is a space that seeks to uplift and celebrate BIPOC and queer, trans, and...

Past Upcoming Events

MOUTH TO MOUTH SHOWCASE

December 16, 2021 , 7:00 PM

MOUTH TO MOUTH SHOWCASE

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, kiki nicole, and Tivali Thomas


RSVP HERE! Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at our next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Curated and hosted by the magical Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jimena Lucero! This month we’re featuring kiki nicole and Tivali Thomas. Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide...

AAWW at 30: Activating the Archive

December 14, 2021 , 7:00 PM

AAWW AT 30: ACTIVATING THE ARCHIVE

Amitava Kumar, Monica Youn, Alexander Chee, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Hua Hsu


REGISTER HERE In December, we'll celebrate the final event of our AAWW at 30 retrospective series with Amitava Kumar, Monica Youn, Alexander Chee, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Hua Hsu. These writers from our community have all played a unique role in the Workshop's history – from hosting their first book...

WORKSHOP: Untangling Memory

December 11, 2021 , 2:00 PM

WORKSHOP: UNTANGLING MEMORY

Tiana Nobile


REGISTER HERE! ONLINE: 12/11, 2 PM ET - 5 PM ET / 1 PM CT - 4 PM CT SLIDING SCALE $50 - $100 ***Limited scholarship seats are available by lottery. To put your name in the hat, please complete this form. Applicants will be contacted 1 week prior to...

Tell Me How to Be

December 7, 2021 , 7:00 PM

TELL ME HOW TO BE

Neel Patel, Abdi Nazemian


RSVP HERE! Join us as we celebrate the launch of Neel Patel's debut novel, Tell Me How to Be, with a reading and 1:1 author conversation with Neel. This "daring, hilarious, poignant" (Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies) story of the bond between an Indian-American mother...

Remembering Our Intimacies: Moʻolelo, Aloha ʻĀina, and Ea

December 3, 2021 , 7:00 PM

REMEMBERING OUR INTIMACIES: MOʻOLELO, ALOHA ʻĀINA, AND EA

Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Terisa Siagatonu, Noenoe Silva


RSVP HERE! In December we will convene a panel of Pacific Islander poets, activists, and scholars to discuss the driving forces behind their work, and their connections to Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio's forthcoming book  Remembering Our Intimacies: Moʻolelo, Aloha ʻĀina, and Ea. Incorporating discussions of their creative work and scholarship, our...

Workshop: Language in the Time of Emoji

November 30, 2021 , 6:00 PM

WORKSHOP: LANGUAGE IN THE TIME OF EMOJI

Arlene Ducao and Myeong Hong Hurwitz


REGISTER HERE! ONLINE: 11/30, 6 PM ET - 9 PM ET SLIDING SCALE $50 - $100 *** Limited tuition support available. Please see below for instructions  *** Join us for a workshop with Arlene Ducao and Myeong Hong Hurwitz as they dive into the language of emojis and design! The...

AAWW at 30: In the Heart

November 29, 2021 , 7:00 PM

AAWW AT 30: IN THE HEART

Marina Budhos, Curtis Chin, Barbara Tran, Monique Truong, Rajini Srikanth, Sunaina Maira, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Lisa Ko, Andrea Louie, Eileen Tabios, Tammy Kim, Humera Afridi, Joseph Lee, Emperatriz Ung


RSVP HERE! The Asian American Writers' Workshop was founded in 1991 by four friends, who shared a passion and energy for uplifting the work of Asian American writers. Publishing literature from the Asian diaspora has been at the heart of the Workshop's mission since the organization's founding, and as we...

Win Me Something

November 13, 2021 , 1:00 PM

WIN ME SOMETHING

Kyle Lucia Wu, T Kira Madden, Pik-Shuen Fung, Yanyi


RSVP HERE! Join us this November for a celebration of former AAWW Margins Fellow Kyle Lucia Wu and her newly released novel, Win Me Something, a self-aware bildungsroman with a deep yearning for belonging, revealing chasms and the malleability of deep-seated relationships. Kyle will be joined in conversation with authors T...

Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America

November 11, 2021 , 7:00 PM

TASTE MAKERS: SEVEN IMMIGRANT WOMEN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FOOD IN AMERICA

Mayukh Sen and Monique Truong


Join us as we celebrate Mayukh Sen’s new book, Taste Makers, which brings forward the stories of seven immigrant women whose legacies are complicated and often erased, despite their outsized global influence on food. Their histories unwrap, layer by layer, issues of labor, immigration and gender. Mayukh will be joined in conversation by novelist Monique Truong.

A Love Letter to New York City: 2021 Open City Fellows Final Reading

October 28, 2021 , 7:00 PM

A LOVE LETTER TO NEW YORK CITY: 2021 OPEN CITY FELLOWS FINAL READING

Aaisha Bhuiyan, Ayesha Islam, Jessica Jacolbe, Lylla Younes, Teresa Mathew, Hannah Bae, Noel Pangilinan


RSVP HERE! This October, join us for a celebratory reading with our 2021 Open City Fellows, as they read from, and discuss the work they have completed over the course of their Fellowship term. We’ll hear from Open City Neighborhood Fellows Jessica Jacolbe and Teresa Mathew, who have been documenting...

Mouth to Mouth: Open Mic and Showcase

October 26, 2021 , 7:00 PM

MOUTH TO MOUTH: OPEN MIC AND SHOWCASE

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jaden Fields, Muriel Leung, féi hernandez


Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at our next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Curated and hosted by the magical Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jaden Fields! This month we’re featuring Muriel Leung and féi hernandez.

Fireside Chat: Nawaaz Ahmed and Jafreen Uddin

October 19, 2021 , 7:00 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT: NAWAAZ AHMED AND JAFREEN UDDIN

Nawaaz Ahmed, Jafreen Uddin


Our quarterly Fireside Chat series brings an Asian diasporic author, artist, or academic into conversation with Jafreen Uddin, Executive Director of the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Jafreen will be joined by debut novelist Nawaaz Ahmed (Radiant Fugitives) to share updates from the Workshop, and to discuss uplifting the next generation of Asian American creators.

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.

Concepcion: An Immigrant Family's Fortunes

October 12, 2021 , 7:00 PM

CONCEPCION: AN IMMIGRANT FAMILY'S FORTUNES

Albert Samaha, Matt Ortile


Join us to celebrate Albert Samaha's powerful new release, Concepcion. This intimate and incisive memoir explores the unjust legacy of imperialism in the Philippines and the pursuit of a dream through the lens of the author's family migration history. Albert will be joined in conversation by writer and editor, Matt Ortile.

WORKSHOP:  Prototyping Memory, A Game Design Approach To Nonfiction

September 18, 2021 , 3:00 PM

WORKSHOP: PROTOTYPING MEMORY, A GAME DESIGN APPROACH TO NONFICTION

Emperatriz Ung


Saturday, 9/18, Sunday 9/19 | 3 PM - 5:30 PM ET Online | 2 Sessions | REGISTER HERE! Sliding Scale $100-$200 | Limited Scholarship Seats Available This class welcomes everyone regardless of past experience with programming or game design. No previous programming or game development experience needed! Using interactive fiction...

Names for Light: A Family History

September 14, 2021 , 5:00 PM

NAMES FOR LIGHT: A FAMILY HISTORY

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint, Sunisa Manning


RSVP HERE! Join us as we celebrate Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint's lyric memoir, Names for Light: A Family History, with Thirii and author Sunisa Manning (A Good True Thai). Discussing memory, family, and legacies of postcolonial violence in Southeast Asia, our panel will illuminate connections between their work and craft. ...

The Archer

September 8, 2021 , 8:00 PM

THE ARCHER

Shruti Swamy, Rajiv Mohabir


RSVP HERE! The Asian American Writers' Workshop is kicking off our fall events with a celebration of Shruti Swamy's forthcoming novel, The Archer. This riveting historical novel follows a young woman as she comes of age in India in the 1960s and 70s, defined by the rhythms of Kathak dancing. Shruti...

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...

GHOST FOREST

July 13, 2021 , 7:00 PM

GHOST FOREST

Pik-Shuen Fung, K-Ming Chang


RSVP HERE! In July, the Asian American Writers' Workshop celebrates the launch of former AAWW Margins fellow Pik-Shuen Fung's highly anticipated new novel, Ghost Forest. This powerful debut explores migration and grief, joy and sorrow, through the eyes of an unnamed protagonist as she travels through the collective memories of...

#WETOO

July 12, 2021 , 7:00 PM

#WETOO


RSVP HERE! This July, the Asian American Writers' Workshop brings together writers who contributed to #WeToo, a collection of essays, poems, creative nonfiction, and experimental works, published by the Journal of Asian American Studies and AAWW's The Margins in February. Edited by erin Khuê Ninh and Shireen Roshanravan, the #WeToo reader served...

Fireside Chat

June 15, 2021 , 7:00 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT

Wajahat Ali, Jafreen Uddin


RSVP HERE! Our quarterly Fireside Chat series brings an Asian author, artist, or academic into conversation with Jafreen Uddin, Executive Director of AAWW. This June, Jafreen will be joined by journalist, lawyer, TV host, and award-winning playwright Wajahat Ali to share updates from the Workshop, and to discuss uplifting the...

LINGO

June 10, 2021 , 7:00 PM

LINGO

Anik Khan, Clover Hope


RSVP HERE! This summer, the Asian American Writers' Workshop brings together hip-hop artist and activist Anik Khan and music journalist and writer Clover Hope to discuss the intersections in Black and Brown musical cultures. Speaking to music, community, citizenship, and more, they will dive into shared musical influences, from Bangladesh...

The Chosen and the Beautiful

June 1, 2021 , 7:00 PM

THE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Nghi Vo, R. F. Kuang


RSVP HERE! In June, the Asian American Writers' Workshop joins Books Are Magic to celebrate the launch of Nghi Vo's highly anticipated new novel, The Chosen and the Beautiful. This queer, speculative Great Gatsby retelling remixes and reinvents a classic, "subvert[ing] and expand[ing] the possibilities of an American story" (K-Ming...

WORKSHOP: POSTCOLONIAL ASTROLOGY

May 6, 2021 , 7:00 PM

WORKSHOP: POSTCOLONIAL ASTROLOGY

Alice Sparkly Kat


4 Sessions, Thursdays, May 5/6-5/27, 7 PM ET Sliding Scale $100-$200  Register here! Tapping into the political power of magic and astrology for social, community, and personal transformation, Alice Sparkly Kat’s cross-cultural approach to astrology as a magical language unmasks the political power of astrology, showing how it can be...

Mouth to Mouth: Open Mic + Showcase

April 27, 2021 , 7:00 PM

MOUTH TO MOUTH: OPEN MIC + SHOWCASE

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jaden Fields, J Mase III, and Demian DinéYazhi'


RSVP HERE! *We will call for open mic performers closer to the date of this event. This event takes place in a Zoom Meeting-- RSVP to receive the link to the Zoom room shortly before the event. Captions provided. ASL Interpretation provided by Pro Bono ASL. Mic Check! Are you...

Crying in H Mart

April 22, 2021 , 7:00 PM

CRYING IN H MART

Michelle Zauner and Hrishikesh Hirway


RSVP HERE! This April, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop will partner with indie bookstore Books Are Magic to celebrate musician Michelle Zauner’s debut memoir, Crying In H Mart. Best known for her work as the musician Japanese Breakfast, Zauner’s memoir is an astonishing debut: a rich, intimate, and lyrical story...

Women Warriors: A Solidarity Reading

April 8, 2021 , 7:00 PM

WOMEN WARRIORS: A SOLIDARITY READING


RSVP HERE! "I had forgotten this chant that was once mine, given me by my mother, who may not have known its power to remind. She said I would grow up a wife and a slave, but she taught me the song of the warrior woman, Fa Mu Lan. I...

Anti-Asian Violence and Black-Asian Solidarity Today

March 23, 2021 , 6:00 PM

ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE AND BLACK-ASIAN SOLIDARITY TODAY

Tamara K. Nopper


This *Free* Zoom Webinar has a cap of 100 attendees. Overflow will be directed to the livestream on AAWW's Youtube channel. Live captions provided. RSVP HERE! On March 23rd at 6 PM ET, join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop for a lecture with Tamara K. Nopper. This lecture will last...

The City of Good Death

March 11, 2021 , 7:00 PM

THE CITY OF GOOD DEATH

Priyanka Champaneri and Marjan Kamali


RSVP HERE! Join the Asian American Writers' Workshop and Restless Books for a celebration of Priyanka Champaneri's debut novel, The City of Good Death. Priyanka will be in conversation with special guest Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationery Shop. Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, The...

Northern Light

March 9, 2021 , 7:00 PM

NORTHERN LIGHT

Kazim Ali and Billy-Ray Belcourt


RSVP HERE! Acclaimed poet, novelist, and essayist Kazim Ali joins the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Milkweed Editions to launch his new memoir, Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water. Northern Light, a sensitive and elegantly structured exploration of land and power, is told through Ali’s recollections of his...

Mouth to Mouth: Open Mic + Showcase

February 25, 2021 , 7:00 PM

MOUTH TO MOUTH: OPEN MIC + SHOWCASE

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Ashna Ali, Faylita Hicks, Jubi Arriola-Headley


RSVP here! MOUTH to MOUTH, Thursday, 2/25/2021, 7PM-8:30PM ET Featuring Kay Ulanday Barrett, Ashna Ali, Jubi Arriola Headley, & Faylita Hicks **This event will be captioned** Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at our next edition of our open mic and showcase, Mouth to Mouth. Hosted...

Brown Baby

February 6, 2021 , 12:00 PM

BROWN BABY

Nikesh Shukla, Mira Jacob


RSVP HERE! The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is delighted to celebrate the launch of writer Nikesh Shukla’s new memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family, and Home. An intimate look at love, grief, and fatherhood, Shukla’s memoir “bears witness to our turbulent times” (Bernardine Evaristo) with humor, honesty, and...

My Year Abroad

February 4, 2021 , 7:00 PM

MY YEAR ABROAD

Chang-rae Lee and Bryan Washington


RSVP HERE! Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop as we celebrate award-winning writer Chang-rae Lee’s electrifying new novel, My Year Abroad. A surprising, tender, and humorous work, My Year Abroad is a story unique to Chang-rae Lee’s immense talents as a writer, and explores the division between East and West,...

Radical Thinkers

January 26, 2021 , 7:00 PM

RADICAL THINKERS

Simon Han and Tahseen Shams


RSVP HERE! Our series Radical Thinkers places radical academics directly in conversation with trailblazing writers, poets, and artists, creating and nurturing two-way dialogues that will interrogate some of the most pressing issues facing Asian and Asian diasporic communities today. Featuring an interdisciplinary lineup of scholars and creatives, these unexpected pairings...

Burial is Beginning: K-Ming Chang and Franny Choi

September 29, 2020 , 7:00 PM

BURIAL IS BEGINNING: K-MING CHANG AND FRANNY CHOI

K-Ming Chang and Franny Choi


The Asian American Writers’ Workshop celebrates the publication of K-Ming Chang’s debut novel, Bestiary, with a reading and conversation with K-Ming and Franny Choi. Exploring the ways writing about girlhood can reinvent our definitions of community and lineage, and the ways we can grapple with and imagine beyond threats of...

Book Launch: World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

September 7, 2020 , 8:00 PM

BOOK LAUNCH: WORLD OF WONDERS BY AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL


Join the Asian American Writers' Workshop and Milkweed Editions to celebrate the publication day of World of Wonders with author Aimee Nezhukumatathil and special guests Patrick Rosal, Joseph Legaspi, Sarah Gambito, Oliver de la Paz, and Jon Pineda. This event will be presented virtually at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT.  The evening...

Virtual Intensive Poetry Workshop: Poetry & Protest, the Political & Personal

July 2, 2020 , 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL INTENSIVE POETRY WORKSHOP: POETRY & PROTEST, THE POLITICAL & PERSONAL

Staceyann Chin


***VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: This workshop will take place on Zoom.*** Thursday, July 2nd, 2020  11 AM - 1:30 PM EDT (2.5 hours) TUITION: Sliding Scale $50-$75 How do we create work that is deeply personal but is intended to be political? Join us for a unique virtual poetry intensive with powerhouse,...

MORE THAN ORGANS: Book Launch Reading + PRIDE Celebration

June 18, 2020 , 7:00 PM

MORE THAN ORGANS: BOOK LAUNCH READING + PRIDE CELEBRATION

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Ashna Ali, Jimena Lucero, Cyree Jarelle Johnson, Natalie Sharp, Rajiv Mohabir, Jubi Arriola-Headley, Eddie Maisonet, Oliver Baez-Bendorf, & Brandon Kazen-Maddox.


**VIRTUAL EVENT: This event will be offered as a Zoom Webinar and live streamed on the Asian American Writers’ Facebook page.*** If you wish to join the Zoom webinar, please register through Eventbrite and we will send a link the day before the event. Join us on THURSDAY June 18,...

Our Home and the World: Poetry for Laal NYC

May 28, 2020 , 7:00 PM

OUR HOME AND THE WORLD: POETRY FOR LAAL NYC

Featuring Nadia Q. Ahmad, Tarfia Faizullah, and Samira Sadeque


***VIRTUAL EVENT*** THURSDAY MAY 28, 2020 | 7-8PM EST Livestreamed on the Asian American Writers’ Facebook page. Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop for a virtual reading and fundraiser for Laal NYC, featuring Nadia Q. Ahmad, Tarfia Faizullah, and Samira Sadeque. These accomplished journalists and poets celebrate Bengali culture in...

Poetry in Protest: A Solidarity Reading

May 27, 2020 , 5:00 PM

POETRY IN PROTEST: A SOLIDARITY READING


***VIRTUAL EVENT*** Livestreamed on the AAWW Facebook page. Join us for a powerful celebration of Asian American voices, featuring an acclaimed lineup of some of our community's most prolific poets and spoken word artists. Tune in for readings by: Aria Aber • George Abraham • Kazim Ali • Hala Alyan...

Virtual Healing Circle: Mirror Memoirs

April 30, 2020 , 6:00 PM

VIRTUAL HEALING CIRCLE: MIRROR MEMOIRS

Amita Swadhin, Elliot Fukui, sethu laxmi nair, & Hyunhee Shin


April 30, 2020 6PM-8PM EST ************ Nationally-recognized survivor activist Amita Swadhin will co-facilitate a healing circle inspired by their national storytelling and organizing project Mirror Memoirs. They will be joined by Mirror Memoirs members and survivor storytellers Elliott Fukui, Sethu Nair, and Hyunhee Shin.  For this circle, we welcome all...

VIRTUAL EVENT: I Am Deliberate and Afraid of Nothing: Poetry, Prose, and Protest

March 26, 2020 , 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL EVENT: I AM DELIBERATE AND AFRAID OF NOTHING: POETRY, PROSE, AND PROTEST

Andrea Abi-Karam, Romaissaa Benzizoune, Sham-e-Ali Nayeem


***VIRTUAL EVENT*** Livestreamed on the Asian American Writers’ Facebook page. //NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY// A live-edited accessible copy of the program can be found here: aaww.org/poetryprotestvirtual Minnesota-based Mizna joins the Asian American Writers’ Workshop to present I Am Deliberate And Afraid of Nothing: Poetry, Prose, and Protest, a reading of Mizna...

Mouth to Mouth: Open Mic

March 18, 2020 , 7:00 PM

MOUTH TO MOUTH: OPEN MIC

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Ashna Ali, juliany taveras, Ricardo Hernandez


  ***POSTPONED FOR A FUTURE DATE***     Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at the next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Hosted & curated by AAWW fam Kay Ulanday Barrett and Ashna Ali, this edition features juliany taveras (jae) and Ricardo Hernandez....

Haywire: A Relaunch of Thaddeus Rutkowski's Innovative Novel

February 28, 2020 , 7:00 PM

HAYWIRE: A RELAUNCH OF THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI'S INNOVATIVE NOVEL

Thaddeus Rutkowski, Ed Lin, Timothy Liu and Joanna Sit


Come celebrate the relaunch of Thaddeus Rutkowski's novel Haywire! "Fractured, witty, vibrant -- Rutkowski gives us his whole life, from stabbing butterflies to sitting through group therapy, but doles it out in bite-sized chunks that never seem forced. Fine writing and hilarity are to be expected (Ned Vizzini). Originally published by...

Mouth to Mouth Showcase

February 27, 2020 , 7:00 PM

MOUTH TO MOUTH SHOWCASE

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Ashna Ali, Wo Chan, Catherine Chen


Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at the next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Hosted & curated by AAWW fam Kay Ulanday Barrett and Ashna Ali, this edition of Mouth to Mouth features Wo Chan and Catherine Chen. Mouth to Mouth seeks to...

Insurgent Tongues

February 13, 2020 , 7:00 PM

INSURGENT TONGUES

Tyrell Haberkorn, Sophia Terazawa, Nguyen Quoc Vinh, Gina Apostol, Vicente Rafael


Join us for a special night of readings and discussion to launch a new folio in the Transpacific Literary Project: Insurgent Tongues. In efforts to dismantle the languages of domination, contributors to the folio and guests will share their distinct approaches to probing the insurgent nature of language and languages...

Chicken of the Sea: Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation with Swati Khurana

February 7, 2020 , 7:00 PM

CHICKEN OF THE SEA: VIET THANH NGUYEN IN CONVERSATION WITH SWATI KHURANA

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Swati Khurana


Join Kundiman and Asian American Writers' Workshop for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer. Nguyen's most recent book is Chicken of the Sea (McSweeney's 2019), co-authored with his elementary-aged son Ellison and illustrated by mother-son pair Thi Bui and Hien Bui-Stafford. In this...

Mouth to Mouth: Open Mic

January 22, 2020 , 7:00 PM

MOUTH TO MOUTH: OPEN MIC

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Danilo Machado, Omotara James


Mic Check! Are you a writer? Come share your work at the next edition of our open mic, Mouth to Mouth. Hosted & curated by AAWW fam Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jimena Lucero, this edition of Mouth to Mouth features Danilo Machado and more. Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safe community space...

Poetry Poetry: A Special Crossover Edition

December 17, 2019 , 7:00 PM

POETRY POETRY: A SPECIAL CROSSOVER EDITION

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Addie Tsai, & Amanda Galvan Huynh


This month, we're bringing you an extra-special edition of our classic poetry reading series, Poetry Poetry: a Special Crossover Edition. Join us for a reading featuring poetry & prose writers Kay Ulanday Barrett (When the Chant Comes), Jimena Lucero, Addie Tsai (Dear Twin), & Amanda Galvan Huynh (Songs of Brujería)....

Writing Kashmir: Literature and Resistance Under Occupation

December 13, 2019 , 7:00 PM

WRITING KASHMIR: LITERATURE AND RESISTANCE UNDER OCCUPATION

Ather Zia, Samia Shafi, Maryam Mir


For too long, the voices of Kashmiris have been muted by India's military occupation there and the positioning of Kashmir as a pawn in the dispute between India and Pakistan.  India's clampdown on communication in Kashmir--under which writers and dissidents are under assault, internet and phone lines are cut, and...