Between the AIDS crisis, attacks on the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Miss Saigon controversy, artists and activists in the early ’90s needed to find new ways to build solidarity and counter invisibility. Founded in 1991, the Asian American Writers Workshop (AAWW) was a product of these times.
Join a discussion with two of the organization’s co-founders – Curtis Chin, award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker, and acclaimed novelist Bino Realuyo – and learn how the AAWW built the foundation from its roots. The discussion will be moderated by Vivian Louie, Director of the Asian American Studies Center and Program at Hunter College and Professor of Urban Policy and Planning.
RSVP WITH THE LINK BELOW bit.ly/aas1020 Co-sponsored by Hunter College’s English Dept., Sociology Dept., and The Urban Policy & Planning Dept.
If you’re in the mood for an addictive and charming summer read, come hear authors Diksha Basu and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan read new novels about social climbing, love, and the drive to strike it rich. Basu’s The Windfall portrays the rise of the Delhi rich from the perspective of a nouveau riche family that’s just hit the Internet jackpot; the book made Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan laugh so hard he almost fell out of bed.
Described as Jane Austen in Singlish, Cheryl Tan’s Sarong Party Girls follows a young material girl in the material world of the Singapore party scene, and her quest to nab a foreign husband.
Don’t miss these sharp, hilarious novels that mix comedy of manners, rom-com, and social satire in the age of globalized capital. They’ll speak with Jarry Lee, Deputy Books Editor for BuzzFeed News.
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This Sunday, June 8, at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop is hosting its 2014 Publishing Conference. We encourage all AABANY members interested in writing & being published to attend. AABANY members Helen Wan & Blossom Kan have already been published. Who says lawyers can’t be writers (or at least have their writing read beyond the courthouse or law firms)?