Upcoming Partnership Events
December 6, 2022 , 7:00 PM
Sabrina Imbler, Rachel E. Gross
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Join us for an in-person event with writer and science journalist Sabrina Imbler for the launch of their new book How Far The Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures. Joining Sabrina in conversation is award-winning journalist, Rachel E. Gross. This event will be hosted in...
December 9, 2022 , 6:30 PM
Bushra Rehman, Rajiv Mohabir, DJ Rekha
BUY TICKETS HERE Join us for an in-person event with award-winning novelist, Bushra Rehman, for the release of her new book Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion. This event is co-presented by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and the Strand, with sponsors Asian/Pacific/American (A/P/A) Institute at NYU and South...
Past Partnership Events
December 1, 2022 , 6:30 PM
Marina Budhos, Shekar Krishnan
Join us for a conversation on asylum and sanctuary between award-winning author Marina Budhos and New York City Council Member Shekar Krishnan about Budhos' latest book, We Are All We Have. When a teenage girl's single mom is taken by ICE, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Rania is shaken awake in her...
November 17, 2022 , 8:00 PM
Featuring Utsav Lal, Sam Comerford, Ganavya, Winifred Horan (Nov 18), Dana Lyn (Nov 17 &19), Nitin Mitta, and Sahar Romani. With the Asian American Writers' Workshop The acclaimed Steinway Artist Utsav Lal returns to Irish Arts Center for a special presentation bringing together two living musical heritages—Indian classical and Irish...
November 11, 2022 , 6:30 PM
Zein El-Amine, Ghinwa Jawhari
Alongside our friends at Radix Media, we'll be at Starr Bar in Brooklyn in November to celebrate the launch of Zein El-Amine's forthcoming short story collection, Is This How You Eat a Watermelon? in conversation with AAWW Fellow Ghinwa Jawhari. Pre-order Is This How You Eat a Watermelon? here! Zein El-Amine is...
November 2, 2022 , 6:30 PM
Li Zi Shu, YZ Chin
Join us in person at Yu & Me Books on November 2! No RSVP required. This event is presented in partnership with our friends at Feminist Press.
October 28, 2022 , 4:00 PM
Aaliyah Bilal, Eric Simonoff, Yahdon Israel, Lily Philpott
As a case study of the path to publication, From Manuscript to Marketplace offers candid talks between an author and members of their publishing team. In this event co-produced with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, author Aaliyah Bilal discusses her forthcoming book of short stories, Temple Folk, with her agent...
October 26, 2022 , 7:00 PM
This event is free and open to the public. Seating and entry are first-come, first-served; the line will form at the Atrium’s entrance on Broadway, between 62nd and 63rd Street. As part of this year's Festival of Firsts, join five Asian writers at the Atrium as they read from their...
October 12, 2022 , 6:30 PM
This book talk will take place in person at Chatham Square Library and online. Please join Alvin Eng and our staff as we discuss his memoir, Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond, which is available at NYPL. This program is...
September 22, 2022 , 6:00 PM
Wajahat Ali, Gina Apostol, Whitney Hu, Shekar Krishnan, Leela New York
RSVP HERE! Doors for the event will open at 6 PM ET, and the program will begin at 7 PM. This September, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, the Strand Book Store, and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art will convene a multidisciplinary celebration of over a...
September 20, 2022 , 7:00 PM
[LIVE] THE CENTER FOR FICTION PRESENTS: YIYUN LI ON THE BOOK OF GOOSE WITH RIVKA GALCHEN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AAWW AND A PUBLIC SPACE
Yiyun Li, Rivka Galchen
In-person tickets include a $10 bookstore voucher, redeemable toward the featured event book on the night of the event. All registrants will receive a link to livestream the event. Yiyun Li’s work is beloved by writers and readers alike, and we are thrilled to bring her and Rivka Galchen to...
August 30, 2022 , 6:00 PM
Join us in person at Yu & Me Books on August 30! No RSVP required.
June 27, 2022 , 6:30 PM
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 1, 2022 , 7:00 PM
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...
May 24, 2022 , 8:00 PM
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 , 6:30 PM
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...
May 4, 2022 , 7:30 PM
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,...
May 2, 2022 , 7:00 PM
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...
April 28, 2022 , 7:00 PM
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...
April 6, 2022 , 7:00 PM
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"...
March 24, 2022 , 1:45 AM
Piyali Bhattacharya, Mira Jacob, Nayomi Munaweera, Jafreen Uddin
Piyali Bhattacharya, Mira Jacob, Nayomi Munaweera, and Jafreen Uddin ask each other: why is it often difficult to build writing coalitions of color? What does it mean to build artistic community among Asian women, and why are these spaces so often riddled with drama? Is the root of the problem...
March 18, 2022 , 7:00 PM
The Asian American Writers' Workshop, in partnership with Yu & Me Books (NYC's first Asian American woman-owned bookstore!), presents a reading with former AAWW Fellows and current assistant poetry editor at The Margins, Ayesha Raees. Ayesha will join us to celebrate the publication of her chapbook, Coining a Wishing Tower, a "lyric...
March 10, 2022 , 7:00 PM
Tanaïs, Samhita Mukhopadhyay
Join writer and perfumer Tanaïs for a multisensory exploration of their latest book, In Sensorium: Notes For My People. This expansive memoir offers a critical alternate history of South Asia, written from an American Bangladeshi Muslim femme perspective, and interrogates the ancient violence and ancestral trauma of a lush land...
March 8, 2022 , 8:00 PM
C Pam Zhang
Join us for a virtual, bilingual group event to celebrate the release of The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories, edited and collected by Yu Chen and Regina Kanyu Wang. This event is co-presented with Tor Books, and will be moderated by C Pam Zhang.
February 22, 2022 , 8:00 PM
Julie Otsuka, Nicole Chung
PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novelist Julie Otsuka joins PEN Out Loud and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop to launch her first novel in over a decade, The Swimmers. Turning her attention to a group of recreational swimmers who are disrupted from their routine when a crack appears at the bottom of their...
February 8, 2022 , 7:00 PM
Layli Long Soldier, Megan Fernandes, Ghinwa Jawhari, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, Sadia Hassan, Anthony Thomas Lombardi
REGISTER HERE Celebrate Word is Bond’s new home at AAWW with our inaugural partnership reading! Attendance is FREE but suggested donations will benefit Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund & Racing Magpie, an organization supporting Lakota artists & culture bearers. If you have the means, please consider sparing what you’re able &...
February 5, 2022 , 12:00 PM
Brian Haman, Ko Ko Thett, Ma Thida, Mae Yway
RSVP HERE The Asian American Writers' Workshop, in partnership with PEN America and Singapore Unbound, will convene a bilingual reading of work from the forthcoming anthology Picking Off New Shoots Will Not Stop the Spring: Witness Poems and Essays from Burma/Myanmar 1988-2021, followed by a conversation with editors Brian Haman and Ko...
October 14, 2021 , 7:00 PM
Rachna Nivas, Shruti Swamy, Ria DasGupta
AAWW in collaboration with the Leela Dance Collective presents BECOMING THE ARCHER: a conversation on classical dance and literature between world renowned Kathak artist Rachna Nivas and author of The Archer Shruti Swamy.
August 23, 2021 , 8:00 PM
Monica Sok and Danny Thanh Nguyen
RSVP HERE! Seamlessly transitioning between the absurd and the tenderhearted, balancing acerbic humor with sharp emotional depth, Anthony Veasna So’s debut collection Afterparties offers an expansive portrait of the lives of Cambodian-Americans. As the children of refugees carve out radical new paths for themselves in California, they shoulder the inherited...
May 4, 2021 , 7:00 PM
Dr. Khairani Barokka, Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio
RSVP HERE! This May, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop joins the Poetry Coalition, a vital national alliance of more than 25 independent poetry organizations, in curating a program exploring the theme “It is burning./ It is dreaming./ It is waking up.: Poetry & Environmental Justice.” The line “It is burning./...
January 13, 2021 , 8:00 PM
Lee Isaac Chung, Min Jin Lee
Tickets to the film screening are now SOLD OUT. The post-screening discussion between writer/director Lee Isaac Chung and author Min Jin Lee will be livestreamed on the AAWW YouTube channel on January 13 at 8:00pm ET. RSVP Here! On Wednesday, January 13, we are partnering with A24 to celebrate Korean...