AAWW at Home

As we continue social distancing and sheltering in place, we’re asking writers we love to share short video messages with us from the comfort of their homes. They’ll signal boost mutual aid efforts and organizations they are supporting, speak to how they’re coping, and read from work they’re turning to in this moment.

What knowledge, beyond fluency, is required in acts of translation?

The author of City of the Future on looking back at L.A. in the 1960s and 70s and the poems of Angel Dominguez

I started writing in order to make a place where I belonged in the world of novels and plays. That’s why I write for people who don’t belong.

“It’s a time to fight and a time to take care of ourselves.”

The poet and winner of the Restless Books’ New Immigrant Writing Prize on supporting DRUM and the work of Guyanese poet Martin Carter

The East Elmhurst-based poet and editor on Ada Limón’s “Instructions on Not Giving Up” and supporting Laal NYC

The Khmer poet and musician brings us a special performance

The author of Starling Days on the hunger relief organization Feeding America and “100 Things About Writing a Novel”

2020 Whiting Award-winning poet Aria Aber on kindness and the poem “Beauty” by Solmaz Sharif

The author of Little Fires Everywhere on keeping our hope up as we shelter in place

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