The writer and teacher speaks on navigating Mississippi’s racial politics and his experience in public education as “forged in violence.”
I didn’t expect him to smile and say, “I love you,” as Americans did. I had never seen him smile and I would never expect him to embrace me; he never had. But perhaps there was some way—some subtle, casual way—that he could acknowledge my worth.
Bushra Rehman’s “Two Truths and a Lie” writing workshop was held up at gunpoint last fall. Three writers tell the story of what happened and join a conversation about gentrification and police violence in NYC.
How the feel-good politics of multiculturalism have blinded the literary world to the roots of racial inequality
Join us for our first ever husband-and-wife reading to celebrate the release of One Red Bastard, the novel. Ed Lin‘s sequel to the highly acclaimed Snakes Can’t Run and the latest installment of the Robert Chow series about the travails of a Chinatown beat cop in 1976 New York City. Actress Cindy Cheung will accompany […]
We know- we can’t believe it’s time for another one of our lavishly funny Open Mics! This month we are delighted to host talented singer/songwriter Chris Grace as well as sassy documentarian ManSee Kong. Chris’s seductive vocals will knock you flat and ManSee Kong’s sharp chops will glue you to your seat. Our favorites and […]
“My strength is writing about Chinese people and dirtbags, and Chinese dirtbags.”
It’s easy to bat around issues about character, plot, point of view, description, dialogue, setting, pacing, voice and theme (whew!) in terms of writing. But Ed Lin promises to spend as little time as possible talking about those concepts. Lin believes writing is akin to playing a musical instrument that no one else has ever […]