Alabama’s got us so upset, Tennessee’s made us lose our rest, and now everybody knows about Arizona! Spoken word duo Brownstar and memoirist Jaed Coffin, led by hosts Ed Lin and Jen Kwok, will perform in response to SB 1070 and The Workshop’s WORDSTRIKE: Writers’ Boycott of Arizona. Bring your stories of immigration to this last open mic of the summer. Proceeds will benefit organizations fighting SB 1070.
BROWNSTAR (Pushkar Sharma and Sathya Sridharan) merges high-energy comedy, personal memoir, and science fiction to ignite a dialogue about the South Asian American experience. More about the spoken word duo at: BROWNSTARREVOLUTION.com
Jaed Muncharoen Coffin is the author A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants, a memoir which chronicles the time he spent as a Buddhist monk in his mother’s village in Thailand. His next book, Roughhouse Friday, is about the year he fought as the middleweight champion of an Alaskan barroom boxing circuit. From Brunswick, Maine, Jaed is currently the Wilson Fellow in Creative Writing at Deerfield Academy, and serves on the faculty of University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA.
Sign up begins at 8:30 PM – 5 minute slot
$5 suggested donation; open to the public
@The Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 W 27th Street, 6th Floor
Btwn 6th and 7th Avenue
Programs supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts.