Posts Tagged: Asian American Writers’ Workshop

The Truth of Brushstrokes or Brushstrokes of Truth?

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Autofiction is in these days. Discussing her first novel Fantasian at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s The Margins blog, Larissa Pham unpacks her perspective on inserting autobiographical elements into fiction:

I knew that no matter what I wrote in my novella, given my history of truth-telling, there would be an implication that it was true.

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We Need Diverse Publishers

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According to Publishers Weekly, publishing is so white because publishers—particularly the Big Five—have failed to implement concrete plans to diversify their hires. One publishing HR exec said that even though hiring quotas are risky and make people uncomfortable, an alternate plan is to do outreach through organizations like the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and We Need Diverse Books, and set internal targets that are actually enforced.

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Awesome Free Lit Fest Alert: Page Turner in Brooklyn

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If you’re going to be in Brooklyn on Saturday, October 5, you won’t want to miss the Page Turner Literary Festival, a celebration of all corners of Asian American culture presented by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

It’ll feature events like a panel on Muslim American identity, a marathon poetry reading from a “nonprofit named after a genre of Filipino love song,” and a reading from recent Rumpus interviewee Victoria Chang—plus a variety of arts-and-crafts booths where you can learn how to fold origami or make dumplings.

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