RSVP HERE! This event is presented by the AAWW in partnership with the Asian American Studies Program & Center at Hunter College and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. The early 90’s were an exciting time for Asian American creativity in New York City. While Hunter College was establishing its Asian American […]
Former and current Workshop directors and workers reflect on 30 years of AAWW’s spaces
Remembering the Workshop’s basement office in the late nineties
Remembering the AAWW offices in the East Village and Koreatown
On AAWW as a space of solace and connection
AAWW’s current executive director reflects on virtual space and community
The Workshop as a space of “experimentation and even error”
The poet talks with Eileen Tabios about his writing process and how “language can be a thicket and brambles”
RSVP HERE! The Asian American Writers’ Workshop was founded in 1991 by four friends, who shared a passion and energy for uplifting the work of Asian American writers. Publishing literature from the Asian diaspora has been at the heart of the Workshop’s mission since the organization’s founding, and as we celebrate thirty years of the […]
REGISTER HERE In December, we’ll celebrate the final event of our AAWW at 30 retrospective series with Amitava Kumar, Monica Youn, Alexander Chee, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Hua Hsu. These writers from our community have all played a unique role in the Workshop’s history – from hosting their first book launch on our stage, to […]
When the sky is falling / you must learn to / generate a force field.
What knowledge, beyond fluency, is required in acts of translation?
What does it take to strengthen and sustain the solidarity built in responses to crises like 9/11?
I’m often the outsider-insider and sometimes a bridge.
Looking back at 9/11 and the Fall 2011 issue of the Asian American Literary Review
An Oral History of New York’s Arab and Muslim Community After 9/11
For AAWW at 30, we’ll celebrate with leaders of major Asian American organizations and publications the importance of finding a space of our own plus the literal and figurative definitions of home. Moderated by Cathy Linh Che of Kundiman, the panel features our very own Jafreen Uddin, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center, and Snigdha Sur of The Juggernaut.
RSVP HERE! Twenty years after 9/11, leading Muslim screenwriters come together to discuss the state of Muslim American representation onscreen. Panelists will wrestle with the multi-faceted challenges of representing a tremendously diverse population, exploring how far we’ve come and, just as critically, how far we still have to go. Featuring Aman Ali, Zeshawn Ali, Aizzah Fatima, […]