Take a load off and join special guests Nora Chau and Cihan Kaan at our next rib-tickling Mouth to Mouth event. Nora Chau- Ma-Yi Writer’s Lab member and ABC/Disney New Talent Screenwriting grant recipient- will mystify you with her unique brand of vaudevillian storytelling ’til your jaw drops and your eyes bulge. Award-winning video artist and author Cihan Kaan will recite laugh-tastic monologues. He’ll read selections from his wickedly humorous short-story collection, Halal Pork, in which hijabi girls are cast as punk rock dervishes, Muslims and Jews eat fake bacon, and wealthy boys pay to be Muslim for a day. Prepare yourself for revelry and indulgence!
Mouth to Mouth is AAWW’s monthly open mic, hosted by performer Jen Kwok and novelist Ed Lin, that brings together literary writers, stand-up comedians and you.
Nora Chau loves a good story. She is a member of the Ma-Yi Writer’s Lab, a former ABC/Disney Grant Recipient for New Talent in Screenwriting, an ABC/Disney Writing Fellowship finalist, and a Women’s Project Lab finalist. Her short plays have been published by Smith & Kraus and you can see her crazy web serial at prettypreciousunicorns.com. She is currently working on her first novel and attempting to write a graphic novel with her artist husband – that is, if he doesn’t kick her off the project. Check out Nora at norachau.com.
Cihan (pronounced Je’han) Kaan is a Texas-born, Brooklyn-raised writer and filmmaker. His first work of video art premiered as part of an ensemble show at MoMA at the age of 17. By 21, Kaan had directed several music videos in rotation on MTV. His short films She’s Got an Atomic Bomb and Shuffle Mode have won multiple awards. His book, Halal Pork and Other Stories, can be described as a collection of urban Sufi myths from the streets of New York City.