Asian American Playwrights Perspective: ​An Introduction

This introductory playwriting course is designed for Asian Pacific Island Desi Americans to develop their theatrical voices.

HAIKU WORKSHOP: Akinoiro - あきのいろ “The Tints of Autumn”

Join us on this Path to awaken and return to the beginner's mind where everything is fresh, new, and possible.

Poetry off The Shelf: Emily Yoon & Kimiko Hahn

Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of A CRUELTY SPECIAL TO OUR SPECIES and ORDINARY MISFORTUNES, winner of a Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize.

Poetry Reading: A Cruelty Special to Our Species by Emily Yoon

Please join Women & Children First Bookstore in celebrating the publication of A Cruelty Special to Our Species.

Kundiman Reading

Kundiman is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature, and creating a space where Asian Americans can explore, through art, the unique challenges that face the new and ever-changing diaspora.

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up with Laura Atkins & Stan Yogi

Join JACL Chicago for a dynamic talk with authors, Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, as they share about their award-winning book, created for upper elementary and middle school students, about Fred Korematsu's story and how he came to challenge Japanese American incarceration during WWII.

MBT Creative Writing Workshop Readings

The evening will feature readings of work from the participants of the Midwest Buddhist Temple Creative Writing Workshops.

Play Writing 101 for POC

Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings presents this one time only workshop intended for Asian Pacific Americans who want an introduction to play writing.

Ocean Vuong - "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous"

Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

Open Door Series: Lani T. Montreal & Tony Trigilio

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs.

Grace Talusan, Author of The Body Papers: A Memoir

Join us to celebrate the book and also the beginning of Filipino American History Month!

Asian Ink: Inaugural Writing and Art Workshop

Our first event including a writing workshop and an art workshop based on a collaborative theme.

Kinetic x Luya Poetry & Open Mic

Join KINETIC & Luya in night of poetry and story sharing.