Upcoming Events

[VIRTUAL] In Conversation: No'u Revilla and Julian Aguon
No'u Revilla, Julian Aguon
RSVP HERE!  This August, the Asian American Writers' Workshop joins Milkweed Editions in celebrating No'u Revilla's debut collection Ask the Brindled, which was selected by poet Rick Barot as a winner of the 2021 National Poetry Series. Praised by Craig Santos Perez as "an astonishing addition to the canon (or canoe)...
[Virtual] WORKSHOP: Craft Of Collaboration: Radical Togetherness In Times Of Crises, a Workshop for Asian and Asian Diasporic Poets
Monday, August 22 | 6 PM ET - 8:30 PM ET | Sliding Scale $50- $100 Online | 1 Session | REGISTER HERE! **This is a workshop that prioritizes Asian and Asian diasporic writers. We ask all allies to take a step back and to not register for this workshop.**...
Mouth to Mouth Showcase with Open Mic
Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Caleb Luna, Walela Nehanda
Join us for another Mouth to Mouth with Open Mic on August 25 at 7 PM ET! Hosted and curated by Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jimena Lucero, this month Mouth to Mouth celebrates powerhouse writers Caleb Luna and Walela Nehanda!  Mouth to Mouth seeks to provide a safer community space...
August 25, 2022
7:00 PM


Past Events

[LIVE] In Conversation: Dur e Aziz Amna and Sarah Thankam Mathews
Dur e Aziz Amna, Sarah Thankam Mathews
RSVP HERE! Debut novelists Dur e Aziz Amna (American Fever) and Sarah Thankam Mathews (All This Could Be Different) will join us this August with readings from their books, and conversation on community, otherness, and writing immigrant futures in twenty-first century America. We ask that you respect the following COVID-19...
August 10, 2022
7:00 PM
Yu & Me Books
44 Mulberry St
New York NY 10013
[VIRTUAL] WORKSHOP: Fostering Creativity Across Generations
Aaisha Bhuiyan and Sana Khan
Fridays, July 22 and 29, 2022 | 10 AM ET - 12 PM ET Online | 2 Sessions | Sliding Scale $75- $150 | REGISTER HERE! (One Ticket Per Family Unit) **This is a workshop that priorities BIPOC writers but welcomes allies.** **Apply for a scholarship seat here! Limited scholarship...
[VIRTUAL] In Conversation: Jamil Jan Kochai and Karan Mahajan
Jamil Jan Kochai, Karan Mahajan
RSVP HERE! This July, the Asian American Writers' Workshop brings together authors Jamil Jan Kochai and Karan Mahajan to discuss and celebrate Jamil's debut short story collection, The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories. A luminous exploration of the Afghan diaspora and modern-day Afghanistan, these stories trace the wounds...
[VIRTUAL] WORKSHOP: We Communicate With Each Other the Way We Communicate with Ourselves
Mimi Zhu
Wednesday, July 6 | 6 PM ET - 7:30 PM ET | Sliding Scale $25-$75 Online | 1 Session | REGISTER HERE! **This is a workshop exclusively for BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color) writers, prioritizing Queer, Trans, and Nonbinary BIPOC. We ask all allies to take a step back from this...
[LIVE] A Celebratory Reading from the Wine Notebook: Writing on Alchemy, Memory, and Sensation
Sarah Aziza, Madeleine Mori, Cleo Qian, Janelle Tan, Vincent Tolentino
Join us as we celebrate WINE, a portfolio of poetry and prose published on The Margins in June. Edited by writer and former Margins fellow Madeleine Mori, WINE celebrates lyric writing that speaks to wine, perception, and memory. Mori and notebook contributors Sarah Aziza, Cleo Qian, Janelle Tan, and Vincent...
June 30, 2022
7:00 PM
Franklin Park
618 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn NY 11238
[LIVE] Dorothy Tse and James Shea in conversation with Jeremy Tiang
Dorothy Tse, James Shea, Jeremy Tiang
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, in partnership with Yu & Me Books (NYC’s first Asian American woman-owned bookstore!), presents a bilingual reading and conversation with writers and translators Dorothy Tse, James Shea, and Jeremy Tiang. Celebrating the publication of Moving a Stone, which collects poems by the Hong Kong poet Yam Gong,...
June 30, 2022
5:30 PM
Yu and Me Books
44 Mulberry St
New York NY 10013
[VIRTUAL] Mouth to Mouth: Queer Liberation 2022!
Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Ariana Brown, aureleo sans, and Michal 'MJ' Jones
Come celebrate Queer Liberation with Mouth to Mouth, hosted and curated by Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jimena Lucero! This month we’re featuring powerhouse writers Ariana Brown, aureleo sans, Kirin Khan, and Michal “MJ” Jones. Come celebrate their work with us! RSVP HERE to receive a link the day of the...
[LIVE] I WANT SKY in New York: A reading for Sarah Hegazi
RSVP HERE! In celebration of the life of Sarah Hegazi, two years after her tragic death, join us for a loving Pride reading in New York. Guest editor Mariam Bazeed will be joined by authors from the special tribute publication I Want Sky to read in a garden space for...
June 27, 2022
6:30 PM
Morcos Key Studio
Address will be emailed
upon RSVP.
[VIRTUAL] WORKSHOP: Frida and Harriet's Children: A Free Poetry Workshop by and for Sick, Disabled, Deaf and Neurodivergent 2SQTBIPOC
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 6 PM ET - 8 PM ET Online | 1 Session | APPLICATIONS CLOSED **This is a free workshop exclusively for Sick, Disabled, Deaf, and Neurodivergent 2SQTBIPOC (Two-Spirit, Queer, Trans, and Black, Indigenous, People of Color) folx. If you do not identify as Sick, Disabled,...
[VIRTUAL] PAGE TURNER 2022 – The AAWW Publishing Conference
This summer, we are thrilled to be presenting PAGE TURNER: The Asian American Writers’ Workshop Publishing Conference, a signature program that we’ll present virtually, all-day on Saturday, June 18. Our publishing conference will center the work and experiences of writers of color, and aims to demystify the often opaque business...
[VIRTUAL] In Conversation: Joseph Han and Crystal Hana Kim
Joseph Han, Crystal Hana Kim
RSVP HERE! The Asian American Writers' Workshop presents a virtual book launch event for Joseph Han's debut novel, Nuclear Family. An occasionally hilarious, and deeply moving story about family and history, this is a "moving exploration of the losses we inherit, the continual violence of borders, and the embodiedness of history"...
[LIVE] AAWW & Yu & Me Books Present: Vanessa Hua and Vanessa Chan
Vanessa Hua, Vanessa Chan
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, in partnership with Yu & Me Books (NYC’s first Asian American woman-owned bookstore!), presents a reading and conversation with writer Vanessa Hua. Vanessa will join us to celebrate the publication of Forbidden City, a "grand, cinematic, captivating novel" (Cathy Park Hong), and will speak with...
[VIRTUAL] Word Is Bond #7
Ross Gay, Khadijah Queen, Ruth Awad, Joy Priest, Adele Elise Williams, Anthony Thomas Lombardi
REGISTER HERE Come join us for Word is Bond #7! Attendance is FREE but suggested donations will benefit Deep South Decrim, an initiative that works to end the criminalization and abuse of sex workers through harm reduction and decriminalization. DSD is run by Women With a Vision, a New Orleans-based...
May 24, 2022
8:00 PM


Marie Myung-ok Lee with Frances Cha
Marie Myung-ok Lee, Frances Cha
Chances are, you’ve read something you loved by the talented and prolific Marie Myung-Ok Lee. Her stories, criticism, and essays on everything from Picnicking in North Korea to navigating her son’s disability have been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, Salon, Guernica, The Paris Review, and The...
[VIRTUAL] Our Existence is a Rebellion
Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Sanam Sheriff, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Yashica Dutt, Hala Alyan, Kazim Ali, Adeeba Shahid Talukder, Bao Phi, Rajiv Mohabir, Seema Reza, Mahogany L. Browne, Sahar Romani, Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, Tina Zafreen Alam, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Taiyo Na, Divya Victor, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Hawa Amin-Arsala, Tara Betts, Zeyn Joukhadar, Fariha Róisín, Faisal Mohyuddin, Dilruba Ahmed, Tanaïs, Zeina Hashem Beck, Yalini Dream, Husnaa Hashim, Arshia Haq, Ladan Osman, Tarfia Faizullah, Walidah Imarisha, Turiya Autry, Thenmozhi Soundarajan, Sonny Singh
The Asian American Writers' Workshop, in collaboration with Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, presents a special reading event to spread awareness about the terrifying and dangerous situation unfolding in India with the threat of fascism endangering the lives of many caste oppressed people, indigenous communities, and those from marginalized religions in India. We...
[Virtual] Rupturing the Poem: A Workshop
Mai Der Vang
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 6 PM ET - 9 PM ET Online | 1 Session | Sliding Scale $50- $100 | REGISTER HERE! **Limited Scholarship Seats Available. APPLY HERE! What happens when a poet relinquishes control in a poem? What does it mean to dismantle the rules of language?...
[VIRTUAL] Stories of the Future: Diasporic Literary Community on Campus
Silayan Camson, Jerrica Li, Ruchi Shah, Amy Zhang, Jyothi Natarajan, Meg Young
RSVP HERE! This May, in collaboration with Barnard College’s arts and literary magazine Echoes, we are gathering a panel of academic and student leaders to discuss the role of diasporic on-campus literary communities in mobilizing and giving form — but never definition — to the elusive notion of “Asian America.”...
[LIVE] Launch Party: The Immortal King Rao
Vauhini Vara, Tony Tulathimutte, Anthony Ha, Anna North
RSVP HERE! The Asian American Writers' Workshop presents a celebration of author and journalist Vauhini Vara's debut novel, The Immortal King Rao, with a reading and conversation at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. This highly anticipated novel is a "form-inventing, genre-exploding triumph" (R. O. Kwon), and Vauhini will be joined in...
May 5, 2022
7:00 PM
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3rd St
New York NY 10009
[LIVE] In Conversation: Ocean Vuong, Yanyi, and Solmaz Sharif
Ocean Vuong, Yanyi, Solmaz Sharif
Presented in collaboration with the David Rubenstein Atrium, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The MacArthur Grant-winning poet and novelist Ocean Vuong and the poets Yanyi and Solmaz Sharif collectively possess a remarkable talent with words and a shared Asian American heritage. Together, they represent a broad stratum of the generational, ethnic,...
[LIVE] In Conversation: Gina Apostol and Melissa Chadburn
Gina Apostol, Melissa Chadburn
RSVP HERE Writers Gina Apostol (Bibliolepsy) and Melissa Chadburn (A Tiny Upward Shove) will join the Asian American Writers' Workshop in Battery Park City this May, to read from and discuss their books. Drawing on themes of Filipinx myth, folklore, and history, and the women whose fates are entwined in...
May 2, 2022
7:00 PM
Teardrop Park at Battery Park City
Warren St
New York NY 10005
[LIVE] AAWW AT 30: The Village People
Marina Budhos, Nancy Bulalacao, Tina Chang, Christina Chiu, Curtis Chin, Luis Francia, Lisa Ko, Marie G. Lee, Ed Lin, Vina and Manuel D. Orden, Bino Realuyo, Purvi Shah, Monique Truong, Eileen Tabios, and Barbara Tran
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...
April 30, 2022
1:00 PM
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 E 65th St
New York NY 10065
[LIVE] AAWW & the Strand Presents: Vaishnavi Patel: Kaikeyi
Jafreen Uddin, Vaishnavi Patel
This event is in partnership with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and the Strand. For more information about the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, please visit their website at https://aaww.org . Join us for an in-person event with debut author Vaishnavi Patel for a discussion of her debut novel Kaikeyi. Joining...
[VIRTUAL] MORE THAN ORGANS: A Queer Asian Celebration
Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Chrysanthemum Tran, Rajiv Mohabir, and Wo Chan
RSVP HERE! Join us as we celebrate another year of More Than Organs, Kay Ulanday Barrett’s award-winning second poetry collection, released in 2020! More Than Organs is “a love letter to Brown, Queer, and Trans futures… MORE THAN ORGANS questions ‘whatever wholeness means’ for bodies always in transit, for the...
[VIRTUAL] WORKSHOP: Workings: Writing from a Place, Poetics, Race, Craft and Rage
Truong Tran
Thursdays, April 21 and 28 | 6 PM ET – 9 PM ET Online | 2 Sessions | Sliding Scale $100-$200 REGISTER HERE! **Limited Scholarship Seats Available By Lottery: APPLY HERE! Join us for a poetry workshop with Truong Tran, author of book of the other: small in comparison, released...
[VIRTUAL] In Conversation: Louisa Lim and Gina Chua
Louisa Lim, Gina Chua
RSVP HERE! Award-winning journalist and devoted Hong Konger Louisa Lim will join the Asian American Writers' Workshop for a virtual event celebrating the publication of her newest title, Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong. Indelible City is both a battle cry and a love letter to a complex...
[VIRTUAL] In Conversation: Lisa Hsiao Chen and Anelise Chen
Lisa Hsiao Chen, Anelise Chen
RSVP HERE! This April, the Asian American Writers' Workshop will convene writers Lisa Hsiao Chen and Anelise Chen in conversation to celebrate the publication of Lisa's debut novel, Activities of Daily Living. A deeply moving novel exploring the connections between working and living, this is a "beguiling and brilliant meditation on what...
[VIRTUAL] In Conversation: Mai Al-Nakib and Noor Naga
Mai Al-Nakib, Noor Naga, Ghinwa Jawhari
RSVP HERE! This April, the Asian American Writers' Workshop will be joined by authors Mai Al-Nakib and Noor Naga, who will read from their forthcoming books An Unlasting Home and If An Egyptian Cannot Speak English. Meditating on literature by and for Arab women, they'll be joined in conversation by former AAWW...
[VIRTUAL] In Conversation: Eric Kim and Mayukh Sen
Eric Kim, Mayukh Sen
RSVP HERE!  New York Times staff writer Eric Kim joins the Asian American Writers' Workshop to celebrate and discuss the stories and recipes included in his first cookbook, Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home. Kim will be joined in conversation by James Beard award-winning writer Mayukh Sen (Taste Makers:...
[LIVE] AAWW x Yu & Me Books Present: Jenny Tinghui Zhang
Jenny Tinghui Zhang
The Asian American Writers' Workshop, in partnership with Yu & Me Books (NYC's first Asian American woman-owned bookstore!), presents a reading and conversation with debut novelist Jenny Tinghui Zhang. Jenny will join us to celebrate the publication of her book, Four Treasures of the Sky, "an engulfing, bighearted, and heartbreaking novel"...
April 6, 2022
7:00 PM
Yu & Me Books
44 Mulberry St
New York NY 10013
[Virtual] Word is Bond #6
Noor Hindi, Zaina Alsous, Timothy Liu, Shane McCrae, Stella Wong, and Anthony Thomas Lombardi
REGISTER HERE! Come join us for Word is Bond #6! Attendance is FREE but suggested donations will benefit We Count!, a membership-led labor organization of low-wage immigrant workers and families in South Florida. If you have the means, please consider sparing what you’re able. If not, come share space with...
March 30, 2022
8:00 PM


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