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Saturday, June 18
 

10:30am EDT

Editing Work in Translation
Prominent literary translators join us to discuss the relationship between translator, author, and editor as work is transmitted between languages for publication. With Jennifer Shyue, Suphil Park, and Jeremy Tiang, and moderated by AAWW Senior Editor, Soleil David.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberley Lim

Kimberley Lim

Kimberley Lim is a freelance book editor as well as the managing editor of Gaudy Boy, an NYC-based indie press that publishes Asian voices. She also coedits the online literary magazine www.ofzoos.com... Read More →
avatar for Suphil Lee Park

Suphil Lee Park

Suphil Lee Park (수필 리 박 / 秀筆 李 朴) is the author of the poetry collection, Present Tense Complex, winner of the Marystina Santiestevan Prize (Conduit Books & Ephemera 2021), and a poetry chapbook, Still Life, selected by Ilya Kaminsky as the winner of the Tomaz Salamun... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Shyue

Jennifer Shyue

Jennifer Shyue is a translator from Spanish and assistant editor at New Vessel Press. Her work has appeared most recently in AGNI, Astra Magazine, and Guernica, and her translation of Julia Wong Kcomt’s Vice-royal-ties was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2021. She can be found... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Tiang

Jeremy Tiang

Jeremy Tiang is a novelist, playwright and translator from Chinese. Originally from Singapore, he now lives in Flushing, Queens.
avatar for Soleil David

Soleil David

Soleil Davíd is a poet, writer, and translator who moved from the Philippines to the United States at age seventeen. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Two Lines, Los Angeles Review of Books, Cream City Review, and Ulirát: Best Contemporary Stories in Translation from... Read More →


Saturday June 18, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT

10:30am EDT

Movement Building in Media
Industry veterans, editors, journalists, and organizers speak to the highs and lows of organizing in the workplace, sharing practical advice from their work in the field, and ways to get involved with labor justice work in the publishing and media industries. With Danny Vazquez, Naib Mian, and Meher Divya Manda, moderated by Manan Ahmed.

Our panelistswelcome audience questions to tackle in their conversation on this emerging, and important, sphere. Submit your questions here!

Speakers
avatar for Danny Vazquez

Danny Vazquez

Daniel Vazquez worked in editorial at MCD / FSG and HarperCollins and in publicity and marketing at The New Press. At Astra House, he is publishing books by Adam Soto, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Alejandro Varela, Julian Aguon, Aaron Timms, and more. He is a graduate of the Publishing Certificate... Read More →
avatar for Naib Mian

Naib Mian

Naib Mian is an editor and producer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and a senior editor at the South Asian Avant-Garde Anthology. He was previously a researcher and producer at The New Yorker and the Unit Chair of the New Yorker Union. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker... Read More →
avatar for Meher Divya Manda

Meher Divya Manda

Meher Manda is a poet, short story writer, journalist, and educator originally from Mumbai, India, currently based in New York City. She earned her MFA in fiction from the College of New Rochelle where she was the founding editor-in-chief of The Canopy Review. She is the author of... Read More →
avatar for Manan Ahmed

Manan Ahmed

Manan Ahmed Asif is a historian and an Associate Professor at Columbia University. He is the author, most recently, of *The Loss of Hindustan: The Invention of India* (Harvard University Press, 2020). He is currently writing on history and memory in Pakistan.


Saturday June 18, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT

11:45am EDT

Conversations with Critics of Color
Cultural critics from a variety of disciplines join us in conversation to discuss their craft, and navigating the newsroom and editorial process as a critic of color. With Bettina Makalintal, Mallika Rao, and Giaae Kwon, moderated by Michael Luo. This panel is produced with support from Critical Minded.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Luo

Michael Luo

Michael Luo is the editor of newyorker.com and oversees the magazine’s online editorial operation, which publishes a mixture of reporting, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, and humor. He writes regularly on politics, media, and religion. He is also writing "Strangers in the... Read More →
avatar for Bettina Makalintal

Bettina Makalintal

Bettina Makalintal is a food and culture writer based in Brooklyn. She is currently a senior reporter at Eater and previously worked as an associate print editor at Bon Appétit and as a staff writer at Vice's Munchies.
avatar for Mallika Rao

Mallika Rao

Mallika Rao is an award-winning writer of essays, profiles and criticism. Her byline appears frequently or is forthcoming at New York Magazine, Believer Magazine, Harper's Magazine, and the New York Times. In 2021, she produced, wrote and hosted the Ambie-nominated narrative nonfiction... Read More →
avatar for Giaae Kwon

Giaae Kwon

Giaae Kwon is a food and culture writer whose work has appeared in Taste, Buzzfeed Reader, Electric Literature, and The Rumpus. She is currently working on her first book based on her column about K-pop published on Catapult, and she writes the newsletter I Love You, Egg. She divides... Read More →


Saturday June 18, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT

11:45am EDT

The Joys of Writing for Young People: YA Lit
Authors, editors, and industry professionals specializing in writing geared for young audiences join us to  discuss the nuances and intricacies of fiction for young people, while focusing on bringing marginalized identities  to the forefront in their work. With authors Sona Charaipotra, Claire Ahn, and Xixi Tian, and moderated by AAWW Programs Coordinator Vandana Pawa.


Speakers
avatar for Vandana Pawa

Vandana Pawa

Vandana Pawa works on the programs team to run AAWW events, fellowships, and workshops. Her background is in education, with previous roles working with students on community and civic engagement focused programming at Pace University, Indiana University, and Ohio State University... Read More →
avatar for Sona Charaipotra

Sona Charaipotra

Sona Charaipotra is author of the doc dramedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak and co-author of the YA dance duology Tiny Pretty Things, a 2020 Netflix original series. A former People reporter, she's writes for publications like the NYTimes and Cosmopolitan, and co-founded CAKE L... Read More →
avatar for Claire Ahn

Claire Ahn

Claire Ahn grew up in Seoul, Korea and still considers it her home. She moved to New York to attend university and now lives in Long Island City with her husband, newborn daughter, and their dog, Dante. She writes about transcultural experiences and the traditions, values, and legacies... Read More →
avatar for Xixi Tian

Xixi Tian

XiXi Tian was born in China and immigrated to the United States when she was a year old. She grew up in central Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in history and then attended Harvard Law School. She is a tech lawyer by day and... Read More →


Saturday June 18, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Debuting in an Apocalypse
Debut authors come together in conversation on how their  path towards a debut novel has manifested. From working and writing in the midst of a global pandemic to launching their  first book, writers will convene in a reflection on their  journey to publication as well as what comes next. With debut authors Jane Pek, Elaine Hsieh Chou, Pik-Shuen Fung, and Naheed Phiroze Patel. This panel will be moderated by 2022 Margins Fellow Rajat Singh.

Speakers
avatar for Rajat Singh

Rajat Singh

Rajat Singh is a queer Punjabi-American writer living in Brooklyn, where is at work on a novel. His work appears or is forthcoming in The Margins, The Believer, StoryQuarterly, Lapham’s Quarterly, LitHub, Catapult, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, The Offing, The Millions, Frieze... Read More →
avatar for Jane Pek

Jane Pek

Jane Pek was born and grew up in Singapore. Her debut novel The Verifiers was published by Vintage in February 2022. The Verifiers was a New York Times Editors' Choice, an Indie Next and LibraryReads pick, a Good Morning America recommendation, and a Phenomenal Book Club selection... Read More →
avatar for Elaine Hsieh Chou

Elaine Hsieh Chou

Elaine Hsieh Chou is a Taiwanese American writer from California. A 2017 Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow at NYU and a 2021 NYFA Fellow, her short fiction appears in The Normal School, Black Warrior Review, Guernica, Tin House Online and Ploughshares. Her debut novel DISORIENTATION is out... Read More →
avatar for Pik-Shuen Fung

Pik-Shuen Fung

Pik-Shuen Fung is the author of the novel GHOST FOREST, a finalist for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award and the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. She has received fellowships and residencies from Kundiman, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Millay Arts, and Storyknife. Born... Read More →
avatar for Naheed Phiroze Patel

Naheed Phiroze Patel

Naheed Phiroze Patel is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Her writing has appeared in the New England Review, LitHub, Poets & Writers, The Guardian, HuffPost, Scroll.in, BOMB Magazine, Public Books, PEN America, The Rumpus, EuropeNow Journal... Read More →


Saturday June 18, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Self-Care for Working Journalists: Conversations on Mental Health
Three journalists join us to discuss their work, and how they support and care for themselves and others while reporting on violence against the Asian American community. With journalists Anne Branigin, May Jeong, and Lam Thuy Vo, activist Sruti Suryanarayanan. This panel will be moderated by AAWW Programs Manager Lily Philpott.

Speakers
avatar for May Jeong

May Jeong

May Jeong is a reporter for Vanity Fair. She is at work on a book about sex work and how it intersects with the American criminal system.
avatar for Lam Thuy Vo

Lam Thuy Vo

Lam Thuy Vo is a journalist who marries data analysis with on-the-ground reporting to examine how systems and policies affect individuals. She is currently a Soros Justice Fellow, a Type Investigations Ida B. Wells Fellows, and a data-journalist-in-residence at the Craig Newmark Graduate... Read More →
avatar for Lily Philpott

Lily Philpott

Lily Philpott was born in Santiago, Chile, and raised in New England. She lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She is a 2021 New York Community Trust Non-profit Leadership Fellow, a member of the International Committee at the Brooklyn Book Festival, and contributes interviews with emerging... Read More →
avatar for Sruti Suryanarayanan

Sruti Suryanarayanan

Sruti Suryanarayanan is a researcher-writer-artist studying systems of racial, economic, and migration inequity through lenses of violence and resilience. They are currently co-organizing with other arts and culture workers committed to the solidarity economy and transformative justice... Read More →
avatar for Anne Branigin

Anne Branigin

Anne Branigin is a staff reporter in Features focused on gender coverage. Previously, she worked at the Root covering news, politics, health and social justice movements through the lens of race and gender. She was a 2021 Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writers' Workshop. 


Saturday June 18, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

3:15pm EDT

The Making of a Poetry Manuscript
A panel of poets join us to discuss the process of developing a poetry manuscript, from the greater imagination of a  chapbook down to the the nuts and bolts of a collection. With Jay Deshpande, Ayesha Raees, Wo Chan, and Arhm Choi Wild. Moderated by Yi Wei.

Speakers
avatar for Wo Chan

Wo Chan

Wo Chan is a poet and drag performer. They are a winner of the 2020 Nightboat Poetry Prize and the author of TOGETHERNESS (2022). Wo has received fellowships from MacDowell, New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, and elsewhere. Their poems appear in POETRY, WUSSY, Mass Review... Read More →
avatar for Yi Wei

Yi Wei

Yi Wei is a first-generation Chinese writer with a BA in Asian American Studies and English from Swarthmore College. She currently serves as the Assistant Flash Fiction Editor at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Yi’s work has been awarded the Lois Morrell Poetry Prize and... Read More →
avatar for Jay Deshpande

Jay Deshpande

Jay Deshpande is the author of Love the Stranger (YesYes Books) and the chapbooks The Rest of the Body (YesYes Books) and The Umbrian Sonnets (PANK). His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2021, American Poetry Review, New England Review, AGNI, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere... Read More →
avatar for Ayesha Raees

Ayesha Raees

Ayesha Raees identifies herself as a hybrid creating hybrid poetry through hybrid forms. Her work strongly revolves around issues of race and identity, G/god and displacement, and mental illness while possessing a strong agency for accessibility, community, and change. She cultivates... Read More →
avatar for Arhm Choi Wild

Arhm Choi Wild

Arhm Choi Wild is the author of CUT TO BLOOM, the winner of the 2019 Write Bloody Prize. Arhm received a MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and their work appears or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, Blackbird, The Massachusetts Review, Pleiades, Split this Rock, and others... Read More →


Saturday June 18, 2022 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT

3:15pm EDT

Writing for Stage and Screen
Playwrights and screenwriters join us to discuss their work, trends in their fields, and the practice and process of writing for stage and screen. With Alvin Eng, Soriya Chum, Swetha Regunathan, and Caroline Lai Hung Blair. Moderated by 2021 Open City Fellow Jessica Jacolbe.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Jacolbe

Jessica Jacolbe

Jessica Jacolbe is a journalist from Brooklyn. With an interest in arts, culture, and power her work has been featured in ARTNews, Elle, and other publications.
avatar for Caroline Lai Hung Blair

Caroline Lai Hung Blair

Caroline Lai Hung Blair is a television writer and filmmaker from Honolulu.  A fourth-generation Chinese and Japanese American, she writes romance and mystery stories that center on Asian American women.  She is currently developing a show with Universal Television and Quinn's House... Read More →
avatar for Soriya Chum

Soriya Chum

Soriya K. Chum is a Cambodian American writer, dramaturg, and project manager working in the fields of arts and culture and book publishing. He currently produces consumer engagement events and programs for the Random House division of Penguin Random House. Previously, he has held... Read More →
avatar for Alvin Eng

Alvin Eng

Alvin Eng is a native NYC playwright, performer and educator. His plays and performances have been seen Off-Broadway, throughout the U.S, as well as in Paris, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China. He has also written for the 24 Hour Plays and A-Train Plays Festivals. His memoir, Our... Read More →
avatar for Swetha Regunathan

Swetha Regunathan

SWETHA REGUNATHAN is an award-winning writer and narrative filmmaker based in NYC. She grew up in and around the fallow strip malls of central New Jersey and will never be able to write her way out of that one. Her work explores nostalgia, disappointment, South Asian-American identity... Read More →


Saturday June 18, 2022 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT

4:30pm EDT

Digital Publishing For Communities of Color
Join this panel of WoC pioneers in online publishing for a discussion on the challenges and successes of developing and managing a digital magazine while navigating the nuances of writing specifically for vastly diverse and polylithic communities of color. With Snighda Sur (The Juggernaut), Nadya Agrawal (Kajal Magazine), and Priya Dadlani (SPICY). Moderated by AAWW Programs Coordinator Vandana Pawa.

Speakers
avatar for Nadya Agrawal

Nadya Agrawal

Nadya Agrawal is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She founded Kajal Magazine and hosts the Cardamom Pod on Earios Network.
avatar for Priya Florence Dadlani

Priya Florence Dadlani

"Priya Florence Dadlani (any pronouns) is an Indo-Caribbean community organizer, storyteller, cultural worker, and facilitator of spaces for collective healing. Dedicated to liberation from the oppressive boxes white supremacy, capitalism, and patriarchy work overtime to keep us in... Read More →
avatar for Snigdha Sur

Snigdha Sur

Snigdha is the founder & CEO of The Juggernaut. She has worked at McKinsey and advised BuzzFeed, Quartz, Amazon Studios, Scroll.in, and Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine. She got her MBA at Harvard, studied Economics & South Asian Studies at Yale, and spent five months coding at... Read More →
avatar for Vandana Pawa

Vandana Pawa

Vandana Pawa works on the programs team to run AAWW events, fellowships, and workshops. Her background is in education, with previous roles working with students on community and civic engagement focused programming at Pace University, Indiana University, and Ohio State University... Read More →


Saturday June 18, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT

4:30pm EDT

Publishing With a Small to Mid-Size Publisher
Publishers and editors from top independent presses join us to discuss trends in the work they're acquiring, and the missions that guide their work in the wider publishing field. With Jisu Kim (Feminist Press), Jee Leong Koh (Singapore Unbound/Gaudy Boy), and Sarah Guan (Erewhon Books). Moderated by AAWW Programs Manager Lily Philpott.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Guan

Sarah Guan

Sarah (she/her) is a Hugo Award-nominated editor who came to Erewhon after a varied career at Ace, DAW, and Orbit. She has worked with acclaimed authors such as C. L. Polk, winner of the World Fantasy and finalist for Canada Reads and the Locus, Nebula and Ignyte Awards; Cassandra... Read More →
avatar for Jisu Kim

Jisu Kim

Jisu Kim oversees marketing, sales, and publicity at the Feminist Press. She also acquires and edits books, mostly relating to Asian and Asian diasporic experiences.
avatar for Jee Leong Koh

Jee Leong Koh

Jee Leong Koh is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Gaudy Boy, an independent press based in NYC. The publishing arm of the literary non-profit Singapore Unbound, Gaudy Boy publishes poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction by Asians residing in the US and around the world. Singapore... Read More →
avatar for Lily Philpott

Lily Philpott

Lily Philpott was born in Santiago, Chile, and raised in New England. She lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She is a 2021 New York Community Trust Non-profit Leadership Fellow, a member of the International Committee at the Brooklyn Book Festival, and contributes interviews with emerging... Read More →


Saturday June 18, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
 
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