Events Archive


New York, New York

“Transient Glory” Concert
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Merkin Concert Hall

11/6, 7 pm

Brooklyn, New York

“Transient Glory” Concert
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
National Sawdust

11/4, 7 pm

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“October Has Come Again”: Southern Literary Symposium Panel
with Tony Earley (keynote speaker), Randall Kenan, Minrose Gwin,
Mesha Maren, Julia Ridley Smith

10/30, 2-4:30 pm

Lecture: “Writing Plenty/Writing Hunger/Writing North Carolina”
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

-10/28, Noon

New York, New York

The Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Reading
Baruch College

-10/18, 5:00 pm

Turin, Italy

Festival Alla tavola delle migranti
Reading and conversation
-9/17, more information (in Italian)

New York, New York

The Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence, Fall Semester 2016, Baruch College
– Course description

Brooklyn, New York

Greenlight Bookstore
In conversation with Diana Abu-Jaber
re her memoir Life Without a Recipe

-4/19, 7:30 pm

Hartford, Connecticut

47th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
Opening Night Reading

-3/17, details to come

New York, New York

Festival Neue Literatur 2016
Festival Chairperson

– 2/25-28 – multiple locations


New York, New York

Readings and Discussion
“Re-Collecting the Vietnam War: A special issue of the Asian American
Literary Review”
with Anida Yoeu Ali, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Cathy Schlund Vials, Thuy Linh Tu,
and Ocean Vuong
-11/13, 7 pm — Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University

Decatur, Georgia

Kirk Writer in Residence Reading
Agnes Scott College
-10/29, 7 pm — Luchsinger Fireplace Lounge, Alston Campus Center

Oxford, Mississippi

18th Annual Southern Foodways Symposium
“Pop South: Who’s Selling, Who’s Buying, and At What Price?'”
-10/15-18, University of Mississippi

Bielefeld, Germany

Literatur- und Musik Fest “Wege durch das Land”
Reading and Concert
with the Kronos Quartet, Lilith Stangenberg, and Barbara Nüsse
-7/17-18, 7 pm — Dr. Oetker Welt

Kyoto, Japan

Ritsumeikan University, Kinugasa Campus
Part One: Reading
MC and Translator: Kyoko Yoshida (Ritsumeikan University)
– 5/27, 10:40 am-12 pm — Shoshikan Conference Room (1F)

Part Two: Lecture and Discussion
(The lecture will be in English, translated into Japanese.
The discussion is in English & Japanese.)
MC: Shigemi Nakagawa (Ritsumeikan University),
Translator: Kyoko Yoshida (Ritsumeikan University),
Discussion Moderator & Speaker: Keiko Shimojo (Kyushu University),
Discussion Speaker: Yuki Matsumoto
(Hagoromo University of International Studies)
– 5/27, 4:30-8:30 pm — Shoshikan Conference Room (1F)
» download pdf (English) | pdf (Japanese)

Tokyo, Japan

Artists’ Forum: Reading and Q&A with Prof. Fukuko Kobayashi,
translator of The Book of Salt
– 3/27, 7 pm — International House of Japan

Tokyo and Matsue, Japan

U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship
– 3/1-5/30

Staten Island, New York

Reading and Q&A
– 2/25, 4:30 pm – Wagner College

New York, New York

Festival Neue Literatur 2015
Festival Chair
– 2/19-22 – multiple locations

New York, New York

Second Saturdays Reading Series
– 2/7, 7 pm


New York, New York

Singapore Literature Festival in NYC
– 10/11, 3:30-4:30 pm – 92nd Street Y

Omaha, Nebraska

Creighton University Center for Health Policy and Ethics
“24th Women & Health Lecture Series”
– 10/1, 7 pm – Witherspoon Concert Hall at the Joslyn Art Museum

Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily, Italy

Akrai Residency Reading
“Sandaial: una serata di arte culineria, musica, arte visiva e letteratura”
with Claudio Beorchia, Meredith Kurtzman, and Roman Stolyar
— 9/27, 7 pm — Piazza del Popolo

New Haven, Connecticut

Yale Asian Alumni Reunion
“Amazian or Disgrasian? Asians in the Arts & Media” panel
with Billie Tsien, Chris Lee, moderated by Jen Wang
— 4/12, 11:30 am-12:45 pm — location tbd

Arlington, Virginia

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference:
“Other Souths: Approaches, Alliances, Antagonism”
Keynote Event: A Reading
– 3/28, 5-6:30 pm — Founders Hall Auditorium, George Mason University

New York, NY

Festival Neue Literatur 2014: “Crossing Borders”
“Memory and Language: Angels or Demons” panel discussion with Maja Haderlap,
Melinda Nadj Abonji, and Milena Michiko Flašar, moderated by Tess Lewis
— 3/1, 6-8 pm — powerHouse Arena


Reading & signing for A Fork in the Road anthology with James Oseland,
Sigrid Nunez, Andre Aciman, Josh Ozersky, and Beth Kracklauer
— 2/25, 7 pm — Strand Books


The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University
“Local Express: Asian America in the 90s” panel
in celebration of Local/Express anthology (Asian American Literary Review 2014)
with Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Sung Rno, Swati Marquez, Curtis Chin, hosted by Terry Hong
— 2/10, 5 pm — 420 Hamilton Hall


New York, NY

Deutsches Haus at New York University
Reading with Antje Ravic Strubel
– 10/18, 6:30-8:30 pm

Omaha, Nebraska

University of Nebraska, The Writer’s Workshop Reading Series
– 10/16, 7:30 pm – Art Gallery, Weber Fine Arts Building

New York, NY

Page Turner: The AAWW Food and Books Festival
Panel – “Mastering the Art of Eating” with Ann Mah and Ava Chin
– 10/5, 5-6 pm – Roulette Downstairs Gallery

Umbertide, Italy

Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellows Presentation with Chico Mello
– 9/16, 6 pm – Civitella Ranieri Chapel

New York, NY

New School’s Center for Public Scholarship 29th Social Research Conference:
Food and Immigrant Life: The Role of Food in Forced Migration, Migrant Labor,
and Recreating Home
Reading – “Writers on Food and Migration” with Von Diaz, Marie Myung-Ok Lee,
and Tiphanie Yanique
– 4/19, 6:00-7:30 pm, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street

Long Island University’s Honors Spring Conference: Food, Culture, and Identity
Panel – “Food, Ethnicity, and Identity” with Jane Ziegelman and Laura Schenone
– 4/10, 10:20-11:50 am, LIU Brooklyn Campus: Library Learning Center, Room 116


Washington, D.C.

Copyright Matters lecture series
“Authors Guild on the Occasion of Its 100th Anniversary: The History
and Future of the Professional Author”
– Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium
– 12/11, 3-4:30 pm


Singapore Writers Festival

“Gender Bender: Love in the Age of Sexual Confusion” panel with Tania
De Rozario and Cyril Wong
– The Arts House/Living Room – 11/5, 8 pm

“Writing in a Multi-Cultural World” panel and signing with Charlson
Ong and Jonathan Campbell
– National Museum/The Salon – 11/4, 7-8 pm

“Growing Up is Tough – Or Is It?” panel and signing with Mick Foley
and Ahmad Fuadi
– National Museum/The Salon – 11/4, 5:30-6:30 pm

“Diaspora and Dislocation” panel and signing with Krys Lee and Mohezin
– National Museum/Exhibition Gallery 2 – 11/3, 5:30-6:30 pm

Oxford, Mississippi

Southern Foodways Symposium:
“Barbecue: An Exploration of Pitmasters, Places, Smoke, and Sauce”
— 10/19-21

Thacker Mountain Radio with Randall Kenan and John Dufresne
Lyric Theater
— 10/18, 6 pm

Helsinki, Finland

Visiting Writer, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies Writer Programme
– 4/2-6/30

Helsinki Prose Conference
– 5/10-12

Interview with David McGuire, U.S. Embassy Press Attache
Think Corner, American Resource Center
– 4/12, 2-3 pm
 | download pdf

Atlanta, Georgia

Colloquium – Emory University Reading Series
– 3/22, 2:30pm

The Feminist Founders’ Reading and book signing – Emory University Reading Series
– 3/21, 6:30pm

Washington, D.C.

Reading – PEN/Faulkner Reading Series with Allegra Goodman and Myla Goldberg
— 1/9, 7:30pm


Santa Fe, NM

Reading and signing with Dora Wang and Virginia Scharff
Collected Works Bookstore–11/8, 6pm

San Francisco, CA

Hedgebrook Alumnae Event – California College of the Arts, SF – 11/5, 4-6pm

Los Angeles, CA

Reading and signing – Vroman’s – 11/3, 7pm
Reading – Otis College of Art and Design – 11/2, 7:30pm
Bitter-Inspired Dinner – Good Girl Dinette -11/1, 7pm

Seattle, WA

Reading and signing – Elliott Bay Bookstore – 10/29, 2pm

Langley, WA

Discussion and staged reading – Whidbey Island Center for the Arts –
10/26, 7:30-9:30pm

Bellingham, WA

Reading and signing – Village Books – 10/24, 7pm

New York, NY

Discussion with graphic novel memoirist GB Tran (Vietnamerica) –
Greenlight Bookstore – 9/28, 7:30pm
Panel and Q&A – Random House, Inc. – 6/30, 1-3pm
Third Annual Author Event for NYC Educators with Neal Bascomb,
GB Tran, and John Prendergast
Panel and Q&A – Asian American Writers’ Workshop – 6/16, 7pm
How to get your book published: From Writing a Query Letter to Signing a Contract
with Juliet Grames, Kirby Kim, Wendy Lee, Ed Park, Zohra Saed, and Jin Auh

Washington, DC

Vietnamese American Literature and Film Panel
with Isabelle Pelaud, Truong Tran and Mark Tran,
Ring Auditorium, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
– 4/14, 6:30pm

Manchester, NH

The Book of Salt Reading and Reception,
Chapel Art Center, St. Anselm College – 3/10, 6pm

Villanova, PA

Reading – Villanova Literary Festival, Villanova University – 2/10, 7pm

New York, NY

Reading – Sunday Salon Reading Series (at Jimmys No. 43) – 1/16, 7pm


New York, NY

Book Party – Asian American Writers’ Workshop – 9/7, 7pm
Reading & Signing – The powerHouse Arena – 9/8, 7-9pm
Panel & Signing – Brooklyn Book Festival – International Stage – 9/12, 11am
(“Food, Metaphor and Memory” with Lara Vapnyar, Amy Besa, and Jessica Hagedorn)

Allentown, PA

Reading & Signing – Muhlenberg College – 9/13

Charlotte, NC

Reading & Signing – Joseph-Beth – 9/14, 7pm

Asheville, NC

Reading & Signing – Malaprop’s – 9/15, 7pm

Houston, TX

Reading & Signing – Brazos – 9/16, 7-8pm

Los Angeles, CA

Reading & Signing – Book Soup – 9/20, 7pm

Santa Ana, CA

Reading & Signing with Andrew Lam – VAALA Cultural Center – 9/21, 6:30-8:30pm

San Francisco/Bay Area, CA

Reading & Signing – San Francisco State University – 9/22 (afternoon)
Reading & Signing – Mrs. Dalloway’s, Berkeley – 9/22, 7:30pm
Reading & Signing – Book Passage, Corte Madera – 9/23, 7pm
Reading & Signing – California College of the Arts, SF – 9/24 (afternoon)
Reading & Signing – A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland – 9/24, 7pm
Reading & Signing sponsored by DVAN – The Writers’ Studio
at California College of the Arts, SF – 9/26, 4-6pm
Reading & Signing – Kepler’s, Menlo Park – 9/27, 7pm

Madison, WI

Reading & Signing – Wisconsin Book Festival – 9/29

Dudley, MA

Reading & Signing – Nichols College – 10/4, 7pm

Boston area, MA

Reading & Signing – Brookline Booksmith – 10/5, 7pm

New York, NY

Reading – Pete’s Candy Store Reading Series – 10/21, 7:30pm

New Haven, CT

Reading & Signing – Kehler Liddell Gallery – 11/6, 6pm

New York, NY

Reading – Franklin Park, Brooklyn – 11/8, 8pm

Berlin, Germany

Reading – Literaturwerkstatt, 11/25, 8 pm

New York, NY

Reading – Behind the Book Reading Series (at KGB Bar) – 12/9, 7pm