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

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.

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Kundiman Prize Deadline
Mar
15
12:00am12:00am

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.

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

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

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.

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Kundiman In Bloom
Feb
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

Kundiman In Bloom

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

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

Literaoke II at AWP

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.

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

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

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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.

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