Past Events

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This event is co-sponsored with the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program & Institute at NYU and The National Book Foundation. It was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Dept of Cultural Affairs. Please join us in acknowledging one of the most important novels of the 20th century....
September 29, 2006
9:30 AM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Come to our anniversary party! Celebrating 15 years of literary journeys, poetic revelry, prose persuasions, and love and support for Asian American literature. Meet and mingle with writers and artists to raise a toast to the Workshop. Presentation of The Lifetime Achievement Award to Maxine Hong Kingston by Jessica Hagedorn and the announcement of...
September 28, 2006
7:00 PM
AAWW Anniversary Party General Reception
35 Wooster Street
New York NY
Participants Wanted Now! Have you ever ... Lived with 47 roommates in a studio apartment? Been sexually harrassed during your internship? Thought you were smarter than your boss? Gone on the date from hell? Stolen a chandelier from an open house at a loft you could never afford? Then, we...
July 18, 2006
7:30 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
Authors Jenny Han, Justina Chen Headley, Grace Lin and David Yoo read from their novels and talk about writing children's and young adult fiction, subverting stereotypes and creating Asian American characters that reflect reality in literature for youth. This event is $5 at the door and free for Workshop members. Co-sponsored with the Coalition for Asian American...
May 4, 2006
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
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Geography is literary destiny. Come attend a panel discussion featuring women writers from four continents on the powerful notions of home, how gender differences influence a writer's literary landscape, what women writers around the world have in common, and if there is such a thing as a female imagination. Featured...
April 28, 2006
7:30 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Poets & Writers Magazine
If you are writing a book or have completed one, you will need an agent. Where? How? Who? Learn how to avoid the painful, expensive process of sending out manuscripts yourself blindly and waiting for rejection letters by attending a panel discussion featuring four top literary agents sharing expertise on...
April 25, 2006
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Ed Bok Lee
Poet Ed Bok Lee presents a night of poetry and music with special guests Pablo Medina, Taiyo Na and Purvi Shah. In Real Karaoke People, poems and prose combine tradition and pop culture with the energy of hip-hop, the off-key voices of karaoke, and a girl's wicked drawl that first crackled through a KFC late-night drive-thru speaker. Ed Bok...
April 15, 2006
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Mong-Lan and Paolo Javier
Mong-Lan is the author of Song of the Cicadas (Juniper Prize, UMASS Press, 2001), which won the Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers Award, and was a finalist for the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber Award. Her second book is Why is the Edge Always Windy?(Tupelo Press, 2005). Honors include a Pushcart Prize,...
March 30, 2006
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York City
Asian American and African American poets
Readings by Asian American and African American poets Tina Chang holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Indiana Review, Quarterly West, and the anthology Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2004), among others, and is the author of a collection of poetry, Half-Lit Houses (Four Way...
March 23, 2006
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York City
Editors & Agents
Want/need professional advice and criticism from publishing professionals? Here is your chance to have a one-on-one discussion about your work, the publishing market and getting an agent/book contract. 1. Email us an attachment of a short story, novel excerpt with 1-paragraph synopsis or book proposal (20-page limit). Include your name, contact information...
February 25, 2006
10:00 AM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York City
Marilyn Chin, Luis Francia, Eric Gamalinda,Kimiko Hahn, Ishle Yi Park, Vijay Seshadri, Barbara Tran and Shanxing Wang
Opening remarks by Arthur Sze. Dedicated to the memory of law professor, civil rights leader and musician/poet Chris Iijima. Copresented with The Poetry Society of America and The New School Graduate Writing Program. For tickets, call 212-229-5488, $10 general, $7 for students and members.
February 23, 2006
7:30 PM
Wollman Hall
65 West 11th Street, Fifth Floor
New York City
PEN American Center
In collaboration with Symphony Space's Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story and PEN's Freedom To Write. Three short stories from Iran and Indonesia. Curated by Larry Siems and Quang Bao. "The Letter Writer" by M.T. Sharif. Read by actor Joe Morton. "Inem" by Pramoedya Ananta Toer from the...
February 8, 2006
12:00 AM
Symphony Space, Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York City
Phan, Tran and Truong
An adoptee with synesthesia, love poems, Operation Babylift, mistaken identities. A night of short story, poetry and prose with three Vietnamese American women writers. Booksigning and reception. In collaboration with The Drawing Center, on the occasion of the exhibition Persistent Vestiges: Drawing from the American-Vietnam War, on view through February 11....
January 24, 2006
6:30 PM
The Drawing Center in Soho
35 Wooster Street (btwn Broome and Grand Streets)
New York City
Poets & Writers Magazine
You wrote it, you showed it, you loved it (still). Now learn how to improve your chances of getting a short story published. A panel discussion featuring four top short story editors at major magazines and literary journals on how to crack the submissions pile and get your work out...
December 8, 2005
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
NYU's Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program & Institute
Curated by Fred Ho. In Heartbeat of Struggle (University of Minnesota Press, 2005), Diane C. Fujino traces the life of one of the most prominent and widely respected Asian American activists to emerge from the 1960’s human rights movements. Join AAWW in celebrating this biographical tribute to Yuri Kochiyama. The program will...
November 10, 2005
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
The Asia Society and NYU's Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program & Institute
Andrew Lam’s Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora (Heyday Books, 2005) and Quang X. Pham’s A Sense of Duty: My Father, My American Journey (Ballantine, 2005). Lam offers a journalistic eye on the Vietnam of today, mixed with memoirs and personal essays. Pham, a childhood refugee turned US Marine, bridges the past and...
October 27, 2005
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
AAWW
A free informational session about a new funding program providing grants to individual artists in Literature, Dance and Film/Video from Jerome Foundation President Cynthia Gehrig. Open to individuals from all different ethnicities, ages and economic backgrounds living in the five boroughs of New York City. 4:30 – 6pm at the...
October 27, 2005
4:30 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
AAWW
Join Workshop Board members Lilia Villanueva and Luis Francia at TAMA Gallery in Tribeca for a special Workshop party. Proceeds for items and art sold at the reception go to support youth writing initiatives. Special guest star MacArthur Genius grant recipient, novelist and playwright Han Ong. Works on paper by...
October 20, 2005
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
NYU's Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program & Institute
Pope Benedict 16th (previously Cardinal Ratzinger) predicted that Buddhism would replace Marxism as the Catholic Church’s main enemy. At the same time, it is growing at a rapid clip around the world. World renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University Dr....
October 11, 2005
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Van Lier Fellows 2005
The Workshop’s open mic series continues…bring your poems, rants, monologues, diary entries, blog downloads, op/eds, guitars, magic acts. Put your name in a hat to see if you’re lucky enough to score 4 minutes at the mic. Featuring readings and performances from VL Fellows N. Rain Noe and Timothy Mullaney....
September 23, 2005
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
AAWW
Come celebrate our 14th birthday! On September 15, all books, journals, poetry volumes, short stories, novels and anthologies will be sold at $5. Really. Phone orders accepted at 212.494.0061. In-house sale from 12noon to 7pm.
September 15, 2005
12:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
In Inheritance (W.W. Norton & Co., 2004), Hong retraces her family’s history by piecing together the story of her mother and aunt—sisters once inseparable, now in a state of bitterness and estrangement. A provocative take on a story of desire, love and family strife, spanning seven decades from 1930’s China to 1990’s...
June 15, 2005
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
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