Upcoming Workshops Events

May 18, 2022 , 6:00 PM

[VIRTUAL] RUPTURING THE POEM: A WORKSHOP

Mai Der Vang


Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 6 PM ET - 9 PM ET Online | 1 Session | Sliding Scale $50- $100 | REGISTER HERE! **Limited Scholarship Seats Available. APPLY HERE! What happens when a poet relinquishes control in a poem? What does it mean to dismantle the rules of language?...

Past Workshops Events

[VIRTUAL] MORE THAN ORGANS: A Queer Asian Celebration

April 27, 2022 , 7:00 PM

[VIRTUAL] MORE THAN ORGANS: A QUEER ASIAN CELEBRATION

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Chrysanthemum Tran, Rajiv Mohabir, and Wo Chan


RSVP HERE! Join us as we celebrate another year of More Than Organs, Kay Ulanday Barrett’s award-winning second poetry collection, released in 2020! More Than Organs is “a love letter to Brown, Queer, and Trans futures… MORE THAN ORGANS questions ‘whatever wholeness means’ for bodies always in transit, for the...

[VIRTUAL] WORKSHOP: Workings: Writing from a Place, Poetics, Race, Craft and Rage

April 21, 2022 , 6:00 PM

[VIRTUAL] WORKSHOP: WORKINGS: WRITING FROM A PLACE, POETICS, RACE, CRAFT AND RAGE

Truong Tran


Thursdays, April 21 and 28 | 6 PM ET – 9 PM ET Online | 2 Sessions | Sliding Scale $100-$200 REGISTER HERE! **Limited Scholarship Seats Available By Lottery: APPLY HERE! Join us for a poetry workshop with Truong Tran, author of book of the other: small in comparison, released...

[VIRTUAL] Workshop: [Era]Sure Poetry: Poetics of Additive Subtraction

February 21, 2022 , 6:00 PM

[VIRTUAL] 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 nonbinary...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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,...

Queer Longings & Longevity: A Workshop

January 14, 2020 , 6:30 PM

QUEER LONGINGS & LONGEVITY: A WORKSHOP

Kay Ulanday Barrett


“Queerness is a longing that propels us onward, beyond romances of the negative and toiling in the present. Queerness is that thing that lets us feel that this world is not enough, that indeed something is missing." - José Esteban Muñoz Queer Longings & Longevity is exploratory and generative and...

WORKSHOP: Sketch Jam!

November 21, 2019 , 6:00 PM

WORKSHOP: SKETCH JAM!

Overstep


Thursday, Nov 21 1 Session 3 Hours (6PM-9PM) Sliding Scale $50-75. REGISTER HERE! Got an itch for sketch comedy writing but don’t know where to start? Join us for the inaugural Overstep Comedy Sketch Jam! Overstep is an all Asian sketch comedy collective dedicated to increasing diversity & kicking ass....

Slow Magic: Writing the Lyric Sentence

November 12, 2018 , 6:30 PM

SLOW MAGIC: WRITING THE LYRIC SENTENCE

Larissa Pham


Six Sessions, 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9PM) Mondays, November 12 - December 17 Fees & Payment Options: $325 General/$295 Member (JOIN THE FAN CLUB!) *This is a small class. Please apply through the link below if you are interested. Please complete this application. We will notify you if you are accepted into the...

Writing with Archetypes: Astrology & Storytelling, a Workshop

October 2, 2018 , 7:00 PM

WRITING WITH ARCHETYPES: ASTROLOGY & STORYTELLING, A WORKSHOP

Alice Sparkly Kat


Six Weeks (Five Sessions plus Final Reading), 2 hours each (7PM-9PM) Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Final Reading on Tuesday November 6 Fee & Payment Options: $272 GENERAL // $240 MEMBER (Join the Fan Club!) **Full payment due before first class. We have a limited number of...

Two Truths & a Lie: a Workshop

September 24, 2018 , 7:00 PM

TWO TRUTHS & A LIE: A WORKSHOP

Bushra Rehman


Six Sessions, 2 hours each (7-9pm) Mondays, September 24th, October 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th, November 5th Fees & Payment Options: $425 General / $400 AAWW Members (JOIN THE FAN CLUB!) Full payment due before first class. *Please note: this class skips Monday, October 1st. **There is an application process for...

No-Name Mind: Stories of Mental Health from Asian America, A Workshop

September 8, 2018 , 12:00 AM

NO-NAME MIND: STORIES OF MENTAL HEALTH FROM ASIAN AMERICA, A WORKSHOP

Nina Sharma


Six sessions, September 8-October 6, 2018 Saturdays from 3:00-6:00pm Fees & Payment Options: Free Why You Should Take This Class: As psychic lives of Asian American women are yet to be rendered in their full complexities, "No Name Mind" offers a space to name our experiences with mental health and...

POC Publishing Bootcamp: Fiction and Online Magazines

July 14, 2018 , 12:30 PM

POC PUBLISHING BOOTCAMP: FICTION AND ONLINE MAGAZINES

Hasan Altaf, Sarah Burke, Jeannie Choi, Alia Hanna Habib, Serene Hakim, Rachel Kim, Megha Majumdar, Rebecca Nagel, Quressa Robinson & Bijan Stephen


Are you looking for a literary agent, or route to pitch your work to magazines? If you want to hear agents and editors of color tell you how to get your work published—and book one-on-one time with an industry professional to talk about your writing goals, join us for an...

No-Name Mind: Stories of Mental Health from Asian America, A Workshop

April 14, 2018 , 4:00 PM

NO-NAME MIND: STORIES OF MENTAL HEALTH FROM ASIAN AMERICA, A WORKSHOP

Nina Sharma


Six sessions, April 14-May 19, 2018 Saturdays from 4:00-7:00pm Fees & Payment Options: Free Application Deadline: Thursday, March 15 2018 at midnight.  APPLY HERE Why You Should Take This Class: As psychic lives of Asian American women are yet to be rendered in their full complexities, "No Name Mind" offers a...

Fiction as Activism: A Workshop

March 19, 2018 , 6:00 PM

FICTION AS ACTIVISM: A WORKSHOP

Helen Wan


Why you should take this class: What is “fiction as activism”? All writing is an act of activism if it is an honest effort to engage with or comment on or generally make sense of the world. “Activism” doesn’t have to mean militant or angry, either. It can be funny, absurdist,...

Poetry Workshop: Master Class with Monica Youn

February 17, 2018 , 2:00 PM

POETRY WORKSHOP: MASTER CLASS WITH MONICA YOUN

Monica Youn


One Session, 3 hours (2PM-5PM)* Saturday, February 17 Fees & Payment Options: General $75/Member $65 (JOIN THE FANCLUB!) Registration Deadline: February 14 *This class could run slightly longer than 3 hours, based on how many students are in the class. REGISTER HERE Course Description: This will be a 3-4 hour...

Third Culture/Third Genre: Between Poetry and Prose*, A Workshop

February 6, 2018 , 6:30 PM

THIRD CULTURE/THIRD GENRE: BETWEEN POETRY AND PROSE*, A WORKSHOP

Marwa Helal


You're a third culture kid who writes third genre* work: You have good sense when it comes to knowing whether what you're writing is better off as a poem or when it ought to be prose. But what do you do when it's both? Together, we will explore the art of the lyric essay, a poet's prose.

Mining Your Diamonds: A Workshop

January 27, 2018 , 3:00 PM

MINING YOUR DIAMONDS: A WORKSHOP

Christina Chiu


One Session, 90 minutes (3:00PM-4:30PM) Saturday, January 27th, 2018 Fees & Payment Options: $25 Full payment due before first class. REGISTER HERE Why You Should Take This Class: Everyone has a unique story waiting to be unearthed. Like diamonds under a bedrock, you need the right tools in order to...

Queer Longings and Longevity: A Workshop

January 22, 2018 , 6:30 PM

QUEER LONGINGS AND LONGEVITY: A WORKSHOP

Kay Ulanday Barrett


4 Sessions, 2 Hours Mondays, January 22nd - February 12th Fees & Payment Options: $150-$250 Sliding Scale REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 17th, 2018 **Note: tickets are listed on Eventbrite as "donation" in order to enable the sliding scale function. Please note that your registration is not confirmed unless you have paid...

Workshop: Experimental Fiction

August 11, 2017 , 6:00 PM

WORKSHOP: EXPERIMENTAL FICTION

Jade Sharma


Three Sessions, 3 hours each (6-9pm) Fridays, August 11th, August 18th, August 25th Fees & Payment Options: $150 General / $100 AAWW Members (JOIN THE FAN CLUB!) Full payment due before first class. STUDENT RATE AVAILABLE FOR LIMITED SEATS Why you should take this class: You’ve got something special in...

Workshop: Protest Poetry

August 9, 2017 , 7:00 PM

WORKSHOP: PROTEST POETRY

Sally Wen Mao


Four Sessions, 2 hours each (7-9pm) Wednesdays August 9th, August 16th, August 23rd, August 30th Fees & Payment Options: $200 General / $180 AAWW Members (JOIN THE FAN CLUB!) Full payment due before first class. Maximum of fifteen students. Why you should take this class: Poet Sally Wen Mao, award-winning...

Screenwriting Workshop

August 8, 2017 , 6:00 PM

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

Darine Hotait


Four Sessions, 3 hours each (6-9pm) Tuesdays, August 8, August 15, August 22, and August 29 Fees & Payment Options: $220 General / $200 AAWW Members (JOIN THE FAN CLUB!) Full payment due before first class. Maximum of ten students. Why you should take this class: Writer & Director Darine...

The Speculative Lyric: Alternate Universes and Imagined Freedoms

June 19, 2017 , 7:00 PM

THE SPECULATIVE LYRIC: ALTERNATE UNIVERSES AND IMAGINED FREEDOMS

Franny Choi


Two Sessions, 2 hours each (7-9pm) Mondays June 19th & June 26th Fees & Payment Options: $100 General / $80 AAWW Members (Become a Member!) Full payment due before first class. Maximum of fifteen students. *STUDENT RATE for limited seats, contact Tracy Wong at twong@aaww.org for availability!* In the introduction...

Vernacular as Resistance

June 14, 2017 , 6:00 PM

VERNACULAR AS RESISTANCE

Marwa Helal


Three Sessions, 3 hours each (6-9pm) Wednesdays June 14th, June 21st, June 28th Fees & Payment Options: $250 General / $220 AAWW Members (Become a Member!) Full payment due before first class. Maximum of fifteen students. *EARLY BIRD! Sign up before June 1st for $200 General / $180 AAWW Members*...

Workshop: Mining the Poetic Unconscious with Kaveh Akbar

March 31, 2017 , 7:00 PM

WORKSHOP: MINING THE POETIC UNCONSCIOUS WITH KAVEH AKBAR

Kaveh Akbar


Transcendent American poet Max Ritvo wrote that if the world outside a poet’s head is more interesting than the world inside their head, they might as well become a journalist. His point: it’s what’s inside the poet’s mind, what (or who) is hooting or singing or moaning or gagging inside...

Fight Back Workshop: Secure Your Movement

March 22, 2017 , 6:00 PM

FIGHT BACK WORKSHOP: SECURE YOUR MOVEMENT

Equality Labs


Fam, things are about to get real hard. Harder than they have ever been and we need to hold fast and be smart about how we organize over the next four years. To protect ourselves we need to talk about digital security and how to practice digital self-defense during a...

Fight Back Workshop: Secure Your Movement

February 20, 2017 , 6:00 PM

FIGHT BACK WORKSHOP: SECURE YOUR MOVEMENT

Equality Labs


Fam, things are about to get real hard. Harder than they have ever been and we need to hold fast and be smart about how we organize over the next four years. To protect ourselves we need to talk about digital security and how to practice digital self-defense during a...

Fight Back Workshop: Secure Your Movement

December 14, 2016 , 6:00 PM

FIGHT BACK WORKSHOP: SECURE YOUR MOVEMENT

Equality Labs


Fam, things are about to get real hard. Harder than they have ever been and we need to hold fast and be smart about how we organize over the next four years. To protect ourselves we need to talk about digital security and how to practice digital self-defense during a...

TURNING YOUR REAL LIFE INTO FICTION: A NOVEL WORKSHOP

May 11, 2016 , 6:00 PM

TURNING YOUR REAL LIFE INTO FICTION: A NOVEL WORKSHOP

Helen Wan


Four sessions 6-8pm: Wed 5/11, Tues 5/24, Tues 5/31, Tues 6/7. No class 5/17. Fees & Payment Options: Full class tuition: $325 General / $300 Members Full payment due before first class. Deposit: $80 General / $75 Members Try out the first class and see what you think! Just pay...

Workshop: Two Truths and a Lie

January 18, 2016 , 7:00 PM

WORKSHOP: TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE

Bushra Rehman


Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction Six Mondays January 18, 2016 - February 22, 2016 7PM-9PM $375 General / $350 Members Writing from life can be a tricky business. There are people to protect, faulty memories of events, and the pitfalls of self-censorship. In this workshop, we...

Workshop: Two Truths and a Lie

October 6, 2014 , 7:00 PM

WORKSHOP: TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE

Bushra Rehman


Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction Six Mondays from October 6- November 10, 2014, 7PM-9PM at AAWW Fee: $275 General/$250 AAWW Members Deposit: $50 General Deposit/$40 Members Writing from life can be a tricky business. There are people to protect, faulty memories of events, and the pitfalls of self-censorship. In...

The 2014 AAWW Publishing Conference

June 8, 2014 , 12:00 PM

THE 2014 AAWW PUBLISHING CONFERENCE

Min Jin Lee, Alexander Chee, Jay Caspian Kang, Tayari Jones, Jin Auh, Kirby Kim, Jacqueline Ko, Shaun Dolan, Robert Guinsler, and many more


You're a writer. We know it. You know it. We also know that sometimes the hardest part isn't getting your ideas down on paper, but getting your manuscript out of the slush pile. It's hard to know where to start, especially if you've got a full-time job or are raising...

Two Truths & a Lie: Memoir & Autobiographical Fiction Workshop

November 11, 2013 , 7:00 PM

TWO TRUTHS & A LIE: MEMOIR & AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FICTION WORKSHOP

Bushra Rehman & the Asian American Writers' Workshop


This workshop is full! Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of future workshops. Six Mondays, November 11 –December 16, 2013, 7 pm - 9 pm Writing from life can be a tricky business. There are people to protect, faulty memories of events, and the pitfalls of self-censorship and self-aggrandizement....

Do the Write Thing: A Fiction Writing Workshop

September 10, 2012 , 7:00 PM

DO THE WRITE THING: A FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

Ed Lin


It's easy to bat around issues about character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, setting, pacing, voice and theme (whew!) in terms of writing. But Ed Lin promises to spend as little time as possible talking about those concepts. Lin believes writing is akin to playing a musical instrument that...