60 episodes

AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, a national nonprofit dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, and Hanya Yanagihara, as well as more emerging writers like Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, quirky yet curated, dedicated to social justice but with a sense of humor and weirdness. We curate our events to juxtapose novelists and activists, poets and intellectuals, and bring together people who usually wouldn’t be in the same room. We’ve got it all: from avant-garde poetry to post-colonial politics, feminist comics to lyric verse, literary fiction to dispatches from the racial justice left. AAWW Radio features curated audio from the literary events we hold weekly in our New York City reading room, a legendary downtown art space that hosted Jhumpa Lahiri’s first book party. Founded in 1991, AAWW is an alternative literary arts space working at the intersection of race, migration, and social justice. A sanctuary for the immigrant imagination, we’re inventing the future of Asian American literary culture. Learn more by visiting aaww.org.

Produced by the Asian American Writers' Workshop.

AAWW Radio: New Asian American Writers & Literature Asian American Writers' Workshop

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    • 4.9, 34 Ratings

AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, a national nonprofit dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, and Hanya Yanagihara, as well as more emerging writers like Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, quirky yet curated, dedicated to social justice but with a sense of humor and weirdness. We curate our events to juxtapose novelists and activists, poets and intellectuals, and bring together people who usually wouldn’t be in the same room. We’ve got it all: from avant-garde poetry to post-colonial politics, feminist comics to lyric verse, literary fiction to dispatches from the racial justice left. AAWW Radio features curated audio from the literary events we hold weekly in our New York City reading room, a legendary downtown art space that hosted Jhumpa Lahiri’s first book party. Founded in 1991, AAWW is an alternative literary arts space working at the intersection of race, migration, and social justice. A sanctuary for the immigrant imagination, we’re inventing the future of Asian American literary culture. Learn more by visiting aaww.org.

Produced by the Asian American Writers' Workshop.

    AAWW Fave: You Don't Say No To Yuri Kochiyama (ft. Fred Ho, Diane C. Fujino, Baba Herman Ferguson, Esperanza Martell, Laura Whitehorn)

    AAWW Fave: You Don't Say No To Yuri Kochiyama (ft. Fred Ho, Diane C. Fujino, Baba Herman Ferguson, Esperanza Martell, Laura Whitehorn)

    Today is the legendary activist Yuri Kochiyama’s birthday! We’re celebrating by revisiting one of our favorite AAWW Radio episodes featuring audio from our 2005 event with activists and political organizers Fred Ho, Baba Herman Ferguson, Esperanza Martell, and Laura Whitehorn. You’ll hear about how Yuri’s Harlem apartment was a social hub for activists in the 60s, fighting for Puerto Rican independence, and how she transformed from a budding activist to a symbol of revolutionary change.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    AAWW Fave: Disability Justice (ft. Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha & Cyrée Jarelle Johnson)

    AAWW Fave: Disability Justice (ft. Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha & Cyrée Jarelle Johnson)

    One of our favorite episodes of AAWW Radio was from 2018 featuring Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice author Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in conversation with poet Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, author of SLINGSHOT. Leah reads from her work and together they discuss meaningful inclusion of disability justice, Intersectional disability, and the nuances and multitudes of the disability experiences.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    AAWW Fave: Breaking Caste (ft. Sujatha Gidla, Neel Mukherjee & Gaiutra Bahadur)

    AAWW Fave: Breaking Caste (ft. Sujatha Gidla, Neel Mukherjee & Gaiutra Bahadur)

    We’re bringing back one of our favorite events from 2018 called Breaking Caste, featuring Sujatha Gidla, Neel Mukherjee, and Gaiutra Bahadur. The episode features a wonderful conversation at the end about Dalit exclusion in the publishing industry, the connection between caste and women’s oppression, Dalit solidarity with Black Americans, and much more.

    This event was cosponsored by Equality Labs.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    AAWW Fave: I Can't Go On...I'll Go On ft. Patty Yumi Cottrell, Anelise Chen, Eugene Lim, & Lisa Chen

    AAWW Fave: I Can't Go On...I'll Go On ft. Patty Yumi Cottrell, Anelise Chen, Eugene Lim, & Lisa Chen

    One of our favorite episodes is this reading and conversation from 2018 with brilliant experimental Asian American writers Anelise Chen, Patty Yumi Cottrell, and Eugene Lim. They read passages from their novels So Many Olympic Exertions, Sorry to Disrupt the Peace, and Dear Cyborgs, all of which have unique perceptions on living and surviving in this difficult world. Following their readings they have an insightful and honest conversation with poet Lisa Chen.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    AAWW Fave: Migrant Father Fragment (ft. lê thị diễm thúy, M Zhang, & Hua Hsu)

    AAWW Fave: Migrant Father Fragment (ft. lê thị diễm thúy, M Zhang, & Hua Hsu)

    Now that we’ve published over 50 episodes of AAWW Radio, we’re selecting a few of our favorites to republish for our new listeners. One of our earliest episodes is Migrant Father Fragment from 2017 featuring authors lê thị diễm thúy, Q.M. Zhang, and moderated by Hua Hsu. It features wonderful readings of their books The Gangster We Are All Looking For and Accomplice to Memory and an incisive conversation about their writing process and putting memories to paper.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Finding Your Writing Community (PubCon 2016)

    Finding Your Writing Community (PubCon 2016)

    The panel we’re sharing this week is from our 2016 Publishing Conference and titled “Finding Your Community”, featuring writers Jenny Zhang, Alice Sola Kim, Tony Tulathimutte,  and moderated by editor Jarry Lee. Keep in mind this audio is from 2016, but we think it still has lots of relevant and helpful advice for writers looking for a writing community.

    Tony Tulathimutte's writing workshop in Brooklyn: https://crit.works/ 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

MurasakiFloof ,

Wondrous

Just wondrous

ruthb513 ,

love aaww and this podcast forever!!!!!!!!!!!!

you’re really missing some Good Content if you’re not listening to this podcast!!

saxon75 ,

Excellent and desperately needed podcast

I’ve felt for some time now that the world desperately needs more thoughtful, critical discussion by and for Asian Americans, so I’m just thrilled about this show from AAWW. Every episode is excellent, always insightful and intelligent, and often quite fun and funny as well. Great show!

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