Upcoming Events

[IN-PERSON] AAWW & The Strand Present: Eddie Ahn & Kristen Radtke - Advocate
Join us for an event at The Strand with San Franciscan attorney and Cartoonist-in-Residence, Eddie Ahn, for a discussion of his debut graphic memoir Advocate: A Graphic Memoir of Family, Community, and the Fight for Environmental Justice. Joining Eddie in conversation is critically acclaimed writer Kristen Radtke.
[IN-PERSON] SEJAL SHAH PRESENTS HOW TO MAKE YOUR MOTHER CRY, WITH MINNA PROCTOR
Join McNally Jackson and AAWW to celebrate Sejal Shah's HOW TO MAKE YOUR MOTHER CRY, a collection of genre-queer short stories braided with images and ephemera explore the experiences of growing up and living as a diasporic Gujarati woman searching for home. Sejal will be in conversation with writer, translator, and editor Minna Proctor!
Patricia Park + Brian Tee: What's Eating Jackie Oh?
Join us for an in-person event at The Strand Book Store to celebrate award-winning author Patricia Park's new young adult novel, What's Eating Jackie Oh? Joining Patricia in conversation is film and television actor, Brian Tee.
AAWW & Kundiman Present: Emerging Writers in Conversation
Join AAWW and Kundiman in-person and online for a conversation between emerging writers Hannah Bae, Jen Lue, Gina Chung, and Rajat Singh!
Book Event: Nina Sharma with Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
Join us and Greenlight Books for Nina Sharma in conversation with acclaimed author Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, along with a reading and book signing. Nina Sharma presents THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL, a hilarious and moving memoir in essays about love and allyship told through one Asian and Black interracial relationship.
In Celebration of: Priya's Kitchen Adventures
This May, in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, join the Asian American Book Club and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop for a family-friendly recipe tasting and celebration of Priya Krishna's Priya's Kitchen Adventures: A Cookbook for Kids! Priya will be joined by special guest Sheethal Sheth, actress, producer, and author of...
[IN-PERSON] In Celebration of: A Living Remedy
Also-Known-As and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop are thrilled to welcome back Nicole Chung, in conversation with Crystal Hana Kim, to celebrate the paperback release of her critically acclaimed memoir A Living Remedy.
AAWW & The Strand Present: Victor Manibo + Yume Kitasei: Escape Velocity
Join AAWW and The Strand for an in-person event with speculative fiction writer, Victor Manibo, for the release of his new novel, Escape Velocity. Victor will be in conversation with Yume Kitasei!

Past Events

[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.
[In-Person] In Celebration of: Dear Elia
This Spring, join AAWW in-person and online for a celebration of writer and scholar Mimi Khúc's, Dear Elia! Mimi will be joined by the effervescent & Jess X. Snow and Pyaari Azaadi.
March 27, 2024
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 West 27th Street, Suite 600
New York
[IN-PERSON] PARUL KAPUR W/ SANGAMITHRA IYER
Join Yu & Me Books and AAWW to celebrate Parul Kapur's new novel, winner of the AWP Prize for the Novel, INSIDE THE MIRROR. Set in the aftermath of colonialism, as an impoverished India struggles to remake itself into a modern state, Jaya's story encompasses art, history, political revolt, love, and women's ambition to seize their own power. Parul will be in conversation with Sangamithra Iyer!
[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] In Celebration of: Put It On Record
Later this month, join AAWW for an evening woven of word, song, and dance with Sokunthary Svay, Anthony Lanni, and allia abdullah-matta!
March 22, 2024
7:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 West 27th Street, Suite 600
New York
[IN-PERSON] OFFSITE: READINGS FOR PALESTINIAN AID
Presented with Books are Magic and Brooklyn Poets, join us at BKP's space at 144 Montague St. to raise money for the Palestine Children's Relief Fund, with readings by Zaina Arafat, Aya Ghanameh, Hannah Moushabeck, Ken Chen, Temim Fruchter, and Emma Seligman.
[RESCHEDULED] In Conversation: An-My Lê, Monique Truong, and Ocean Vuong
Join us for 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] 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
[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...
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