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 Kira Madden, Yanyi, and Pik-Shuen Fung.
This event will be live-streamed on Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link via email. The event will be uploaded to the AAWW YouTube channel the following week.
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This event will be captioned with ASL Interpretation by Pro Bono ASL.
KYLE LUCIA WU is the author of the debut novel Win Me Something. She has received the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Margins Fellowship and residencies from The Millay Colony, The Byrdcliffe Colony, Plympton’s Writing Downtown Residency, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. She is the Programs & Communications Director at Kundiman and has taught creative writing at Fordham University and The New School. She was born in New Jersey and lives in Los Angeles.
T KIRA MĀHEALANI MADDEN is a Chinese, Hapa Kānaka writer, photographer, and amateur magician. A recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Tin House, MacDowell, and Yaddo—where she was awarded the Linda Collins Endowed Residency Award—she serves as the founding Editor-in-chief of No Tokens, a magazine of literature and art. She is the author of the 2019 New York Times Editors’ Choice memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, which is now being developed as a feature film. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award John Leonard Prize, and the winner of the 2021 Judith A. Markowitz LAMBDA Literary Award, she has facilitated writing workshops for homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals, and teaches in the Department of English at College of Charleston, SC.
PIK-SHUEN FUNG is a Canadian writer and artist living in New York City. Her first book, Ghost Forest was released in 2021. She has received fellowships and residencies from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Kundiman, the Millay Colony, and Storyknife. She has an MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts and a BA from Brown University. Ghost Forest is her first book.
YANYI is the author of Dream of the Divided Field (One World Random House, forthcoming 2022) and The Year of Blue Water (Yale University Press 2019), winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Poetry, and one of 2019’s Best Poetry Books by New York Public Library. Currently, he is poetry editor at Foundry, gives creative advice at The Reading, and teaches poetry at large. Find out more at yanyiii.com.