Past Events

The Workshop is pleased to support the 4th Biennial APIA Spoken Word and Poetry Summit! The APIA Spoken Word and Poetry Summit is the largest national gathering of APIA spoken word artists, performers, writers, community leaders and arts educators. It is a three-day event with a mission to challenge the...
August 3, 2007
12:00 AM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Nicholas Chung, Mrigaa Sethi and Kaori Suzuki
Co-sponsored by Kundiman -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Continuing our support for emerging writers, we are excited to present a showcase of poets and fiction writers from our workshops, with Nicholas Chung, Ilisa Lam, Mrigaa Sethi, Antonius Wiriajada and Helena Zhang. See them here first before they get too hot to touch! Nicholas Chung lives...
July 25, 2007
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Participants of our summer youth writing workshop -- Txt Me: Identity and Community -- will give a reading performance at The Asian American Writers' Workshop! In this eight-day workshop, participants have explored the use of fiction writing, creative journalism, and poetry through one of the newest mediums for writers: the blog....
July 19, 2007
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Brian Leung
In his debut novel, Lost Men, (Shaye Areheart Books, 2007) Brian Leung explores cultural identity, the meaning of family, and the pressures of fate as characters confront their complex pasts. Westen Chan vividly remembers the day he lost both his parents - his mother to a car accident, and his...
June 14, 2007
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Helena Zhang and Brynn Saito
Let the summer begin! Join us for an evening of readings by ten emerging writers. Five poets from New York University and five from Sarah Lawrence College share their work in a dynamic bridging of two creative communities. Poets featured include Brynn Saito, M. Rebekah Otto, Ivanna Yi, Brandon C. Dumont,...
May 4, 2007
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Authors of both fiction and nonfiction discuss how New York features in their work and ponder the endless and mysterious allure of what is arguably the world's cultural capital. Featuring Jorge Franco, Eduardo Lago and Suketu Mehta; moderated by Connie Rosenblum of the New York Times. This event is free,...
April 27, 2007
5:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
In Firewife: A Story of Fire and Water (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2007), Tinling Choong draws on the ancient Chinese creation legend of Nuwa and the battle between fire and water to give a modern story of how women are connected throughout time. Anchee Min's new book, The Last Empress (Houghton...
April 17, 2007
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Curated and hosted by Ishle Yi Park Co-sponsored by Lady Leisure, Blue Rabbit Productions, Sulu Series A night of music and poetry featuring Tina Chang, Lisa Chen, Luis Francia, Kimiko Hahn, Cathy Park Hong, Ed Lin, Pat Rosal, Thad Rutkowski, and Lisa Yun. Music by DJ Mas; musical guest Vudou...
April 6, 2007
9:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Cave Canem
Click here for more information about Cave Canem. The Asian American and African American communities gather for a night of brilliant poetry and music. The night will include readings by Elizabeth Alexander, Justin Chin, Kimiko Hahn, Linda Susan Jackson, Gregory Pardlo, Vijay Seshadri and the musical stylings of Patrick Rosal in collaboration with Aracelis Girmay. This event is curated by Tina...
March 8, 2007
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
In recent years, there has been unprecedented attention paid to the Third World and the economic and social success and failures of its post-colonial nations. Vijay Prashad, author of The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World (The New Press, 2007), discusses the history of the developing world and its current...
February 22, 2007
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Since 1998, the Workshop has been recognizing excellence in Asian American literature through our annual awards ceremony. Join us in making this year's event the best yet. Here's to throwing prose, cocktails, and well-deserved kudos into the shaker and seeing what comes out, awarding the best in Asian American fiction,...
December 4, 2006
7:00 PM
The Asia Society
725 Park Ave at 70th Street
New York NY
Luis Francia
The year 2006 marks the centennial of Filipino immigration to the United States. Readings by Fil-Am writers Lisa Ascalon, Gina Apostol, Marlon Unas Esguerra, Luis Francia, Sarah Gambito and Tai Yo. Honoring those who preceded them, reflecting the creative literature penned by generations of Filipino and Filipino-Americas. In conjunction with "Moving Archipelago: A Century of Writing Filipino...
November 16, 2006
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
New York Theatre Workshop
This event is co-sponsored with the New York Theatre Workshop. In literature (and perhaps in other art forms) fathers receive less attention than mothers. If men are raised to be the strong and silent type, how do we know who they are and how do they shape and challenge our...
November 11, 2006
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
Poets & Writers
Short fiction has been wildly popular at times in American literature and a chosen first form for emerging writers. In Speed Dating Round 2: Short Story Clinic, short story writers are paired up one-on-one with editors. Personal feedback, professional advice and criticism make this a valuable opportunity for writers to...
October 28, 2006
10:00 AM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
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Religions for Peace, a growing global network of inter-religious councils and groups, harnesses the power of cooperation among the world's faith communities to help stop war, end poverty, and protect the earth. Join editors Andrea Louie and Johnny Lew for a special launch event to mark the publication of the...
October 26, 2006
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10001
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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
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