Upcoming Events

[IN-PERSON] Writing Club: On Passages with maura nguyễn donohue
In collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, this Writing Club welcomes guest writer maura nguyễn donohue to facilitate a free, in-person writing workshop on the theme of passages, in conjunction with the exhibition An-My Lê: Between Two Rivers/Giữa hai giòng sông/Entre deux rivières.
February 21, 2024
6:00 PM
Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd Street
New York NY 10019
[RESCHEDULED] In Conversation: An-My Lê, Monique Truong, and Ocean Vuong
Join us for our first event of the new year, a very special conversation between An-My Lê, Ocean Vuong, and Monique Truong, on Thursday, March 7.
March 7, 2024
6:00 PM
Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd Street
New York NY 10019
[IN-PERSON] LISA KO: MEMORY PIECE W/ AVA CHIN
Join Yu & Me Books and AAWW to celebrate Lisa Ko's new novel with Lisa and Ava Chin. MEMORY PIECE is an innovative and audacious story of three lifelong friends as they strive to build satisfying lives in a world that turns out to be radically different from the one they were promised.
[IN-PERSON] CRYSTAL HANA KIM: THE STONE HOME W/ JULIA PHILLIPS
Presented by AAWW and Books Are Magic, join us to celebrate Crystal Hana Kim's The Stone Home, a hauntingly poetic family drama and coming-of-age story that reveals a dark corner of South Korean history through the eyes of a small community living in a reformatory center—a stunning work of great emotional power from the critically acclaimed author of If You Leave Me.

Past Events

[In-Person] Remember to Return: A Reading and Fundraiser for Palestine
Join us for a vibrant and necessary evening of poetry toward liberation, toward love, toward memory, toward return. The event will feature readings by the incomparable Kamelya Omayma Youssef, Lara Atallah, Mariam Bazeed, Sahar Delijani, Sahar Romani, Siham Inshassi, & Tala Abu Rahmeh.
February 16, 2024
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 West 27th Street, Suite 600
New York
[VIRTUAL] Mouth to Mouth Showcase & Open Mic
George Abraham, Zara Jamshed, Kay Ulanday Barrett
Featuring George Abraham and Zara Jamshed, curated and hosted by Kay Ulanday Barrett
[VIRTUAL] Writing Club at Home: On Ghosts with Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis
This installment of Writing Club at Home welcomes guest writer Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis to facilitate a writing workshop on the theme of ghosts, in conjunction with the exhibition An-My Lê: Between Two Rivers/Giữa hai giòng sông/Entre deux rivières.
[VIRTUAL] In Celebration of Straw Dogs of the Universe
This December, join AAWW online for a celebration of the Ye Chun's highly anticipated novel, Straw Dogs of the Universe. She'll be in conversation with author of A Burning, Megha Majumdar.
[In-Person] A Solidarity Reading & Art Auction for Palestine
Presented by Global Feminists for Palestine & Asian American Writers' Workshop, we invite you to a very special gathering space in support of Palestine Legal.
December 1, 2023
6:30 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 West 27th Street, Suite 600
New York
[In-Person] In Celebration of When We Become Ours: A YA Adoptee Anthology
Join Also-Known-As and the Asian American Writers' Workshop in person to celebrate When We Become Ours: A YA Adoptee Anthology, edited by Nicole Chung and Shannon Gibney.
November 29, 2023
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 West 27th Street, Suite 600
New York
[VIRTUAL] Unghosted! A Virtual Reading Room Celebrating Asian Diasporic Trans, Nonbinary & Gender-Expansive Writers
Join us for a virtual reading in celebration of Asian diasporic trans, non-binary, and gender-expansive writers as we gather to launch and fundraise for ReorientingReads.com, a new campaign and community resource for lovers and learners of our stories.
[In-Person] BIPOC Literary Translators Caucus & AAWW Present: A Translation Reading
As part of the 2023 ALTA (American Literary Translators Association) Conference in Tucson, Arizona, the BIPOC Literary Translators Caucus and Asian American Writers’ Workshop present A Translation Reading.
November 10, 2023
7:00 PM
Sky Bar Tucson
536 N 4th Ave
Tucson AZ 85705
[In-Person] A Poetics of Secrecy with Xiao Yue Shan & Simon Shieh
RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT IN-PERSON. MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES. This November, AAWW is so excited to be joined by debut poets Xiao Yue Shan & Simon Shieh for a celebratory co-launch of their collections and a conversation on poetics of secrecy. Xiao Yue Shan's collection,...
November 9, 2023
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 West 27th Street, Suite 600
New York
[In-Person] AAWW & Books Are Magic Present: Bora Chung + Anton Hur
Join us in-person at Books Are Magic Montague for a celebration of Bora Chung's Cursed Bunny, a stunning, wildly original debut from a rising star of Korean literature—surreal, chilling fables that take on the patriarchy, capitalism, and the reign of big tech with absurdist humor and a (sometimes literal) bite....
[VIRTUAL] On Being Prolific: A Conversation
Eileen Tabios and Luisa Igloria
Luisa A. Igloria and Eileen Tabios are not just multi-awarded authors with numerous books. The expanse of their prolific output creates its own dimension worth exploring for its impact on the literary life. On Wednesday, November 1st at 7 PM ET, AAWW Presents Eileen and Luisa in conversation about their...
[In-Person] AAWW & Greenlight Bookstore Present: K-Ming Chang + Gerardo Sámano Córdova
Join us in-person at Greenlight Bookstore for National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree K-Ming Chang (author of Bestiary) to the events stage to celebrate her latest novel, Organ Meats. When best friends Anita and Rainie learn from a pack of stray dogs with the uncanny ability to communicate with...
[In-Person] In Celebration of Why Mariah Carey Matters
*RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES.* This October, join AAWW for a celebration of the first book to critically examine the legacy of pop superstar Mariah Carey. WHY MARIAH CAREY MATTERS examines the creative evolution and complicated biography of a true diva,...
October 24, 2023
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 West 27th Street, Suite 600
New York
[In-Person] How Long Can The Moon Be Caged: Voices of India's Political Prisoners
*RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES. * Join AAWW and Suchitra Vijayan and Francesca Recchia for a discussion on their book HOW LONG CAN THE MOON BE CAGED: VOICES OF INDIAN POLITICAL PRISONERS, a powerful look at authoritarian India through the experiences...
October 23, 2023
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 West 27th Street, Suite 600
New York
[In-Person] Far From the Rooftop of the World: On Tibetan Refugees Across Continents
*RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES.* This October, join AAWW, SAJA, Amy Yee, and Jyoti Thottam for a discussion of Yee's new book "Far From the Rooftop of the World: Travels Among Tibetan Refugees on Four Continents." In 2008, China’s government cracked...
October 18, 2023
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York New York 10001
[In-Person] AAWW & The Strand Present: Curtis Chin + Jafreen Uddin
Join us for an in-person event with award-winning writer and producer Curtis Chin for the launch of his new memoir Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant. Joining Curtis in conversation is the Executive Director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Jafreen Uddin. This event will be hosted...
In Celebration of Whale Aria and House of Caravans
*RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT - RSVP HERE. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES. COVID VACCINATION AND TESTING SURVEYS WILL BE SENT TO REGISTRANTS AHEAD OF THE EVENT.* This October, join AAWW for a celebration of Rajiv Mohabir’s WHALE ARIA and Shilpi Suneja’s HOUSE OF CARAVANS. The first book event...
[VIRTUAL] On Girlhood, Craft, and Writing in Community
RSVP HERE! This October, join AAWW for a captivating virtual evening as we delve into the intricate tapestry of girlhood, craft, and the power of writing in community. This event brings together three remarkable voices, author of BIG GIRL Mecca Jamilah Sullivan,  author of THE WOMAN WHO CLIMBED TREES Smriti...
[VIRTUAL] Cultivating Voices: Navigating the MFA Journey as BIPOC Writers
RSVP HERE! Is an MFA right for me? How do I make sure my application is the best it can be? Should I consider a low-residency program? This October, join AAWW for a panel that will address all these questions, and beyond. This event will feature faculty members Sindya Bhanoo,...
Ambient Faith: Live Readings and Conversation
Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with writer and perfumer Tanaïs and poet Divya Victor moderated by journalist Anjali Kamat. Both artists are featured in our current exhibition, City of Faith: Religion, Activism, and Urban Space.  Divya and Tanaïs’s writings both explore themes of religion and race.  Divya’s CURB focuses on violence against and the religious profiling of South...
THERE IS STILL SINGING IN THE AFTERLIFE: A Celebration of JinJin Xu's Poems
In 2020, worker-owned, independent publisher Radix Media initiated The Megaphone Prize, then called the Own Voices Prize, as a way to champion, highlight, and publish emerging writers of color. For our first iteration, poet Aria Aber graciously came on as the guest judge and chose There Is Still Singing in the...
[VIRTUAL] Mouth to Mouth Showcase with Open Mic!
Kay Ulanday Barrett, Arianna Monet, Maya Marshall
Join us for another Mouth to Mouth with Open Mic on August 31 at 7 PM ET! Hosted and curated by Kay Ulanday Barrett, this month Mouth to Mouth celebrates magical writers Arianna Monet & Maya Marshall! Limited open mic slots are available! To put your name in for lottery...
THEY CALLED US EXCEPTIONAL: Memoir As a Radical Act
REGISTER HERE! This August, join NYPL, AAWW, SAJA, and AAJA-NY for a celebration of award winning journalist Prachi Gupta's highly anticipated memoir, They Called Us Exceptional: And Other Lies That Raised Us, named one of the best books of the season by the New York Times and the Washington Post....
August 24, 2023
7:00 PM
Chatham Square Library
33 E. Broadway
New York NY
PAGE TURNER 2023: The AAWW Publishing Conference
BUY TICKETS! This summer, we are thrilled to be presenting PAGE TURNER: The Asian American Writers’ Workshop Publishing Conference, a signature program that we’ll present in-person on Saturday, August 19, at The Peoples' Forum. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be available via YouTube livestream for...
August 19, 2023
10:00 AM
The People’s Forum
320 W 37th St.
New York NY 10018
AAWW & The Strand Present: Sally Wen Mao's The Kingdom of Surfaces
Join us for an in-person event with award-winning poet Sally Wen Mao for a discussion of her new poetry collection The Kingdom of Surfaces. Joining Sally in conversation is author and translator Ricardo Alberto Maldonado. This event will be hosted in the Strand Book Store's 3rd floor Rare Book Room...
AAWW & Books Are Magic Present: King of the Armadillos with Wendy Chin-Tanner & Alex Segura
GET TICKETS! This July, AAWW and Books Are Magic come together to celebrate KING OF THE ARMADILLOS, Wendy Chin-Tanner's transcendent debut novel about family, love, and belonging, set against the backdrops of 1950s New York City and a historical leprosarium in Louisiana, following one young man’s quest to not only...
July 26, 2023
7:00 PM
Books Are Magic
122 Montague Street
Brooklyn NY 11201
[VIRTUAL WORKSHOP] AAWW and The Poetry Coalition Present: Mourning & Making: dedications to loving ghosts & the ancestors who became them
Kay Ulanday Barrett
Tuesday, July 25 | 7 PM ET - 8 PM ET | APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL 11:59 PM ET, JULY 19 ***A free poetry workshop by and for Queer and Trans Sick, Disabled, Deaf, and Neurodivergent folx of the Global Majority (BIPOC). If you do not identify as such and are...
[VIRTUAL] AAWW Presents: Natural History + The Enlightenment of Katzuo Nakamatsu with Jennifer Shyue, Michelle Har Kim, and Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda
This July, AAWW presents contemporary translators Jennifer Shyue and Michelle Har Kim in a conversation moderated by translator Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda, following their respective recent publications that bridge literary spheres and allow us access to the acclaimed works of two Peruvian writers. RSVP HERE! One of Peru's most revered contemporary poets,...
AAWW & Books Are Magic Present: The Sea Elephants with Shastri Akela & Rakesh Satyal
GET TICKETS! This July, AAWW and Books Are Magic come together to celebrate THE SEA ELEPHANTS, a queer coming-of-age novel set in 1990s India, about a young man who flees his father's threats to send him to a conversion center by joining a street theater troupe. Shagun knows he will...
July 14, 2023
7:00 PM
Books Are Magic
122 Montague Street
Brooklyn NY 11201
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