In LA for the AWP Conference

I'm in LA at the moment for the AWP conference. My roomie, Anna Ling Kaye, and I have been hitting our supplements and herbal teas so hard in preparation for the madness. (Not a euphemism--we are the world's biggest nerds.)

I'm doing a book signing and two panels. Details below!


Book Signing at Room Magazine's AWP Table

  • Thursday, March 31, 2016
  • 1:30pm  2:00pm

I'll be signing books at Room Magazine's table at the AWP conference. Come by! I've got ramen buttons to give out.

Venue: LA Convention Center, West Exhibit Hall, Table 1626

AWP Panel: No Place Like Home: Setting

  • Saturday, April 2, 2016
  • 10:30am  11:45am

Venue: Gold Salon 4, JW Marriott LA, 1st Floor 

Where does one set the modern short story in this globalized age? What are the artistic and political implications of these choices? In a modern world where stories take place across and outside of national boundaries, how does setting impact subject, tone, and point of view? These writers with ties to multiple countries reflect on how they situate the transnational short story, and highlight narrative tools to bring culturally rich narratives to life.

AWP Panel: Slouching Tiger, Unsung Dragon: The Next Chapter of Asian American Writing

  • Saturday, April 2, 2016
  • 3:00pm  4:15pm

Venue: Room 406 AB, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level 

What does it mean to be a writer of Asian descent publishing in North America? These four writers are exploring territory beyond tiger moms and immigrant hardship, venturing into updated expressions of Asian masculinity, Confucianism, and contemporary Asian culture. The panelists will discuss traditional and experimental approaches to Asian American fiction and poetry, and explore how artistic and professional choices impact perceptions of their work and their identities.