We’re posting slightly later than usual this week, but still in time to let you know about some really interesting events! Of especial note: two AAWW events (Purvi Shah Workshop and Jason Koo Book Party) and the SULU series in NYC, Flamenco-Inspired Poetry Reading by PAWA Arkipelago in SF, Marilyn Chin in San Jose, Smithsonian Annual Day of Remembrance for Japanese Internment (marking the anniversary of Executive Order 9066) in DC. Also: don’t forget about the open mic series going on (Family Style in Philly and *SPARKLE* Queer-Friendly Open Mic in DC), and that in many cities, Lunar New Year festivities are not yet over. Check out your city’s newspaper or Chinatown web site to find out if festivities are still going on!
Just a quick reminder to all you SF Bay Area based readers:
The deadline for Kearny Street Workshop’s Intergenerational Writers’ Lab is coming up this Friday, February 19th. Applications must be received in the office by 5 pm that day. Do take a chance on sending in an application if you have the time; it would be a shame to miss out on the chance to participate!
Just a friendly reminder about the approach of two submission deadlines for Kundiman‘s programs:
1. Kundiman Poetry Prize submissions must be postmarked by tomorrow, February 16th.
2. Applications for the 2010 Kundiman summer retreat are now being accepted. Deadline is March 1st.
These are two opportunities you won’t want to miss!
LOTS of holidays being marked this weekend: Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and, as our Twitter followers have reminded us, the start of Carnival festivities (Mardi Gras for those of us in the States). Of particular significance to the Asian American community: check out MOCA’s lists of Lunar New Year events in NYC, and in Boston, DC, LA, San Francisco, and Honolulu. Philadelphia readers can read this helpful article for more info; Seattle residents can look here; Chicago peeps can look here. Know of Lunar New Year Festivities in a city that we’re missing? Comment below to tell us about it.
Lots going on this week. Especially interesting this week: Kundiman & Verlaine Reading Series in NYC, Vincent Who? Documentary Screening at the AAWW, poet Truong Tran’s “Lost & Found” exhibit opening. Don’t forget to also check out the beginnings of Lunar New Year festivities, which are starting in some cities this week (The New Year itself is on Feb. 14th). The Museum of Chinese in America has a great list of New Year’s events going on in NYC and in Boston, DC, San Francisco, and Honolulu.
A couple of readings, 2 ASL Open Mic’s, some book release events, a panel, plays — this week’s roundup is really quite a mix. Of particular interest: poet Michael Leong at Dartmouth, Diane DiPrima’s Inaugural Address as SF Poet Laureate, and the BECOMING AMERICANS Anthology reading in NYC. And of course, don’t forget to tune in to President Obama’s first State of the Union Address tonight at 9 PM EST.
Poet Luisa Igloria, whom we interviewed back in November, has recently brought a new call for submissions to our attention.
According to an announcement on the Ning page of Old Dominion University’s MFA program, the brand new electronic journal Barely South Review is looking for: “work of engaging and exceptional quality that excites and invites varied perspectives, from emerging as well as established writers in the genres of fiction, poetry and nonfiction” to feature in its debut issue.
Submissions will be accepted until February 15th, via email. Click here and scroll down to read the full instructions and guidelines.
Lots of readings going on this week. Of note: Patrick Rosal at Cornell College; Monica Ferrell and SULU series in support of Haiti (respectively) at Bowery in NYC, Lawson Inada in Oregon, performace poetry workshop at Stanford University’s Listen to the Silence Conference. Also worth checking out: KSW/Kaya’s SF Thomassons Performance Tour.
It’s the first Weekend Events Roundup of the New Year! (And of the decade, we might add). There’s a lot of things going on this weekend in the literary arts world. Monday (January 18th) is also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We hope that, in addition to considering what arts events you’d like to check out, you’ll also consider attending a celebratory event or participating in service or activism this weekend in honor of his work and legacy.