2017 Kundiman Retreat
Jun
21
Jun 25

2017 Kundiman Retreat

Our annual Retreat identifies and addresses the unique challenges faced by emerging Asian American writers. 

Kundiman Forever Reading
Jun
20
7:00 pm19:00

Kundiman Forever Reading

  • Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop

Visiting retreat fellows Jason Bayani, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Franny Choi & Shelley Wong are reading at the night before the Kundiman retreat in celebration of our community. We would love to see visiting and local Kundis and friends!

A Reading with Moez Surani
Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

A Reading with Moez Surani

  • Fordham Law School

Moez Surani's " ‎حملة Operación Opération Operation 行 动 Oперация" explores the rhetoric of global violence.

Kundiman at Sunday Jump
Apr
2
5:00 pm17:00

Kundiman at Sunday Jump

  • Kapistahan Grill

Kundiman will be featured as a community spotlight by Sunday Jump, an open mic series in Historic Filipinotown and for National Poetry and Writing Month.

Sunday Kind of Love
Mar
19
5:00 pm17:00

Sunday Kind of Love

Sunday Kind of Love is a monthly open mic and reading series that features emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Hosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey, the March event features Wo Chan and José B. González! An open mic segment will follow the readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock, Letras Latinas, Kundiman, and Busboys and Poets.

Wo Chan is a poet, writer, and drag performer. Wo holds honors from Kundiman, Lambda Literary, Millay Colony of the Arts, and the Asian American Writers Workshop, and is the author of the chaplet ORDER THE WORLD, MOM(Belladonna Press, 2016). Wo has performed their work at NY Live Art, Dixon Place, BAM Fisher, VOX Populi, and the Architectural Digest Expo. Wo is a standing member of the Brooklyn-based drag & burlesque alliance Switch n' Play. Photo by Jocelyn Yan.

José B. González is the author of the International Book Award Finalist, Toys Made of Rock, based on his life growing up in El Salvador and the U.S. He has been featured at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, colleges and universities throughout the U.S., American Latino TV, NPR, and has had his work anthologized in the Norton Introduction to Literature, Theatre Under My Skin: Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry, and The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. He is the co-editor (with John S. Christie) of Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature, and is the editor of LatinoStories.Com. A Fulbright Scholar, he has been the recipient of the NEATE English Poet of the Year Award and the Latino de Oro Culture and Arts Award. He teaches Latino literature and creative writing at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.

Poetics, Film
Mar
16
7:30 pm19:30

Poetics, Film

  • Other Books LA

Kundiman SoCAL is sponsoring a free poetry reading, film screening, and community-based dialogue at Otros Libros/ Other Books LA. Featuring authors Kimberly Alidio, Kenji C. Liu, Jason Magabo Perez, and Hari Alluri, along with writer/director Gail Gutierrez.

For more information, visit the facebook page.

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.

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 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).