House of Godzilla, Rare Birds, and Further Possibilites: A Lambda Litfest Reading
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

House of Godzilla, Rare Birds, and Further Possibilites: A Lambda Litfest Reading

  • Poetic Research Bureau

Celebrate debut poetry collections from Chen Chen, Kazumi Chin, Michelle Lin, and Shelley Wong with a reading and interactive arts workshop as part of Lambda Litfest 2017! Build a house that disrupts containment and binaries, that shapes identity and language—a house that exists in being built, not one we belong to, but work toward.

Kundiman Prize Deadline
Mar
15
12:00 am00:00

Kundiman Prize Deadline

Submissions for the 2017 Kundiman Poetry Prize accepted February 1st – March 15!

The Kundiman Poetry Prize is dedicated to publishing exceptional work by Asian American poets at any stage of their career. Winner receives $1,000 and book publication with Tupelo Press.

More information on how to submit to the Kundiman Poetry Prize can be found here.

Tupelo Press is an independent, literary press devoted to discovering and publishing works of poetry, literary fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers.

The Doctor is Not In: Arts Interventions and the Micropolitics of Asian American Mental Health at AAAS Portland
Apr
14
1:15 pm13:15

The Doctor is Not In: Arts Interventions and the Micropolitics of Asian American Mental Health at AAAS Portland

  • Portland, Oregon

This roundtable looks to new frameworks for diagnosing Asian American unwellness and providing care. It will examine a number of public-facing arts-based Asian American mental health interventions scheduled to launch between fall 2016 and spring 2017, opening to a larger conversation about the potential meeting places of Asian American studies, the arts, and mental health.

Roundtable participants will include Cathy Linh Che, Executive Director of Kundiman, discussing Kundiman’s 2017 slate of public programming on literature and Asian American wellness and care.


Kundiman In Bloom
Feb
11
5:00 pm17:00

Kundiman In Bloom

  • BloomBars

A celebration of Kundiman Fellows and Friends and the release of their new books at BloomBars in Washington D.C.! Featuring: Neil Aitken, Gina Apostol, Marci Calabretta, Chen Chen, Ching-In Chen, Jennifer S. Cheng, Kazumi Chin, Rachelle Cruz, Muriel Leung, Jane Lin, Michelle Lin, Marco Maisto, Mg Roberts, Chris Santiago, Janice Sapigao, and Jane Wong.

$10 Suggested Donation

Literaoke II at AWP
Feb
10
8:00 pm20:00

Literaoke II at AWP

  • Dupont Underground

We're back at #AWP17 for another round of LITERAOKE, where we invite the hottest writers to belt out their Karaoke favorites and share some of their work. What better way to come together and feel good in the face of these dystopian times than raising our voices. Don't miss it!

READERS TBA!

Brought to you by Kaya Press, Kundiman, and the Smithsonian APA Center.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

A Reading and Conversation with Alexander Chee and Valeria Luiselli at AWP
Feb
10
1:30 pm13:30

A Reading and Conversation with Alexander Chee and Valeria Luiselli at AWP

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Two award-winning writers will read from their work and join in conversation with National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas. Chee is the Whiting Award winning author of Queen of the Night and a contributing editor at the New Republic. Luiselli is a 5 Under 35 honoree and the author of The Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize–winning The Story of My Teeth.

Asian American Caucus at AWP
Feb
9
6:00 pm18:00

Asian American Caucus at AWP

  • Salon F, Washington Convention Center, Level One

What literary resources are available for Asian American writers? What does it mean to be an Asian writer in the 21st century? The second Asian American caucus at AWP is not a panel or a reading, but an open town-hall-style hang out and community space.

Moderated by Ken Chen, Dr. Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, Sunyoung Lee, and Kundiman director Cathy Lin Che.

Organized by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Kaya Press, Asian American Literary Review, and Kundiman.

Writing the Resistance: Write-a-thon
Feb
8
12:00 pm12:00

Writing the Resistance: Write-a-thon

  • Washington D.C.

Join us for the second annual #Lit-in-Color Write-a-Thon, an afternoon of mini-workshops led by Writers of Color.

Spend the afternoon (or a few hours, or even just 30 minutes) with an amazing group of Writers of Color who will be leading mini-writing workshops.

This year's Write-A-Thon is hosted by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, with teachers from: Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA), Kundiman, Split This Rock, and more!

The drop-in workshops are FREE and OPEN to writers of all levels.

Location TBA

Don Mee Choi Presented by the Pratt MFA in Writing
Feb
2
5:00 pm17:00

Don Mee Choi Presented by the Pratt MFA in Writing

  • Pratt Alumni Reading Room Library 3rd Fl

The Pratt MFA in Writing Presents: Don Mee Choi

A reading and presentation followed by a Q&A

Part of the Writing Activism Series Co-sponsored with Kundiman

Don Mee Choi is the author of The Morning News Is Exciting (Action Books, 2010), Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016), a chapbook, Petite Manifesto (Vagabond Press, 2014), and a pamphlet of essays, Freely Frayed, ㅋ=q, Race=Nation (Wave Books, 2014). She has received a Whiting Award, Lannan Literary Fellowship, and Lucien Stryk Translation Prize. Her most recent translation of Kim Hyesoon’s poetry is Poor Love Machine (Action Books, 2016).

Flip the Beat
Dec
12
7:00 pm19:00

Flip the Beat

Flip the Beat

Christine Bacareza Balance, Jessica Hagedorn, Patrick Rosal

December 12th (7-9pm)

Asian American Writer’s Workshop

112 West 27th Street, 6th floor

[btw 6th & 7th Aves]

New York, NY 10001

 

Join us for the New York launch of scholar Christine Bacareza Balance’s new book Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America (Duke 2016), a vital exploration of post-WWII Filipino literary and musical culture. We’ll also feature former AAWW Literary Award winner Patrick Rosal’s new poetry collection Brooklyn Antediluvian (Persea 2016). His work channels DJ culture, family history, soul music, dance, and Galeanoesque myth-making to explore vital questions about race in America. The evening will culminate with a conversation moderated by legendary novelist Jessica Hagedorn, author ofToxicology and former bandleader of The Gangster Choir.

RESERVE A SEAT! $5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Kundiman at Lincoln Center: Retreat Faculty Reading (NYC)
Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

Kundiman at Lincoln Center: Retreat Faculty Reading (NYC)

  • Fordham University, Lincoln Center

Join us to celebrate the work of our fellows and faculty members of the 2016 Annual Kundiman Retreat!

Kundiman graduating fellow, Duy Ba Doan, will read along side faculty readers Jaswinder Bolina, Kimiko Hahn, Lee Herrick, Porochista Khakpour, R. Zamora Linmark, and Bich Minh Nguyen.

Feel free to RSVP here.