Readings/Events

 

UPCOMING

 

September 14th, 2017, Washington D.C.: Jenny McKean Moore Reading, George Washington University Gelman Library Room 702

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PAST

 

July 27-29 2017, Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian APA Asian American Literature Festival 

 

April 21-22, 2017, Las Vegas, NV: American Dreams: A Festival at the Black Mountain Institute

 

Thursday March 2nd, 2017, Lewisburg, PA: Darrow Memorial Reading at Bucknell University, Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center, 12PM

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Friday February 24th, 2017, New York, NY: Asian American Writers Workshop Poetry V with Emily Yoon, Monica Youn, Kimiko Hahn, 7PM

Friday December 9, 2016, Brooklyn, NY: EMPIRE Reading Series at Art Cafe + Bar, 7:30PM 

Friday December 15, 2016, New York, NY: ART AFTER TRUMP at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 6PM

Wednesday December 21, 2016, Brooklyn, NY: Reading w/Jane Wong, Monica Sok, and Muriel Leung at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 7PM

 

Friday, November 18th 2016, New York, NY: Pushcart Prize celebration reading at the Strand Bookstore, 7PM

Saturday, November 5th 2016, Ithaca, NY: Saltonstall Reading at Buffalo Street Books for Ocean Vuong's Book Launch, 5PM

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, New York, NY: Pen and Brush Reading Series at 29 East 22nd Street, 7PM

Friday, September 29th 2016, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Reading Series

July 16th 2016, Oakland, CA: BeastCrawl w/Iris Law, Margaret Rhee, and Janine Joseph

  December 9th 2015, 8PM-10PM: SPEAK Singapore at CANVAS w/DARKMATTER poet Alok Vaid-Menon!

 

December 9th 2015, 8PM-10PM: SPEAK Singapore at CANVAS w/DARKMATTER poet Alok Vaid-Menon!

November 2nd 2015: Panel Discussion, "The Plight of the Asian American Woman Writer", Singapore Writers Festival, 8-9PM

 

September 16th 2015: Reading and Feature, Singapore Arts House, Blue Room, 7:00PM

 

 

Workshops

 

May 27-28, June 2-3: Asian American Writers Workshop

Craysians 101: A Poetry Workshop for Weirdos

Four evening sessions, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. : Asian American Writers Workshop, 112 West 27th Street, 6FL

Wednesday, May 27
Thursday, May 28
Tuesday, June 2
Wednesday, June 3

Register here.

Outsiders, rebels, and weirdos, be aware: there's a poetry workshop for you. In this workshop, we will investigate escapism and alternative universes in the context of poets and artists. We will generate and workshop poems inspired by our forays into pop culture, film, literature, and contemporary art, as well as respond to our favorite nerdy topics in a radical new ekphrasis. Don't be afraid to reveal your inner Craysian in this poetry workshop designed to shake loose your nerdy, alternative, kooky side -- we will work on taking risks, and helping each other take risks as well! 

 

April 2-May 7 2015: Poets House master workshop

Bad Bitch Poetics

6 weeks, April 2, 2015 - May 7th  

6:00-8:30PM    |    Thursdays at Poet's House, Conference Room 

Register here.

In this workshop, we will explore what it means to be a "bad bitch" in the context of writing poetry—whether that is writing outside the margins or cracking open a silence that needs to speak. What is the meaning of "badness" in the context of verse—to be fearless, subversive, transgressive, promiscuous, assertive, or unapologetic? Or is it a more quiet resistance to the status quo? Could it be a reflection of duende, a hand-to-hand combat with the inner artistic demon, a heightened awareness of death, earthiness, dirt, and a dash of the diabolical?

Summoning the techniques of poets, singers, rappers, artists, and other gatekeepers of pop culture, we will respond to exercises designed to excavate our own bad bitch poetics, and determine what that may mean personally and aesthetically for each of us. We will work on drafting forms, from manifesto to bop to ekphrasis, to generate poems, and build a dossier that reflects the poet's definition of bad bitch poetics. Poets explored are Marilyn Chin, June Jordan, Sonia Sanchez, Bhanu Kapil, Chelsey Minnis, and more, while performers covered may be Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Beyonce, Missy Elliott, and others.