Mother’s Day Reading
Christina Seid, Pooja Makhijani, Laura Young, Suelain Moy, Susan Soriano

Parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles bring your young ones to a day of fun at the Workshop. Look forward to story time, a craftmaking workshop, a writing game and ice cream for all this Saturday. Our guests include authors Christina Seid and Pooja Makhijani, as well as craft editor Laura Young, writer Suelain Moy and Susan Soriano from

Pooja Makhijani‘s work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Village Voice, and Time Out New York Kidsamong others. She is the editor of Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America and Mama’s Saris. She is winner of 2003 Magazine Award Honor in Nonfiction by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for her essay, “The First Time,” in the November/December 2003 issue of Cicada. She teaches writing and children’s literature at Western Connecticut State University’s new MFA in Professional Writing program.

Suelain Moy is the author of Names To Grow On: Choosing a Name Your Baby Will Love. She is a freelance writer who regularly contributes to parenthood sites and

Christina Seid is the co-owner of the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory in New York City. She recently released her first children’s book, Saturdays In Chinatown. Christina is an Asian American advocate, and is well-known in the Chinatown community for her volunteer work. She maintains a blog about the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory and events in NYC’s Chinatown.

Susan Soriano is the Director, Public Relations at and an Instructor, Columbia Publishing Course at Columbia University-School of Journalism. She has previously worked in Public Relations at The Time Inc. Parenting Group, The National Geographic Traveler, Time Magazine and Conde Nast.

Laura Young is the Books, Entertainment and Crafts Editor for She also blogs about pop culture and crafts over at Parental Pop Culture.

Co-sponsored by Kaboose Inc.

$5 suggested donation; open to the public

Mother’s Day Reading

Christina Seid, Pooja Makhijani, Laura Young, Suelain Moy, Susan Soriano
Saturday, May 16, 2009
12:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York City
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