So, What Are You? Mixed-Race, Asian American Writers on Identity and Visibility

Terrace Suite II, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4
Thursday, March 9, 2023
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


What does it mean to be a mixed-race, Asian American writer in a time of increased violence toward Asian Americans? In what ways do we experience division and integration? How have our experiences as mixed-race, Asian Americans shaped us? Where do we find our authentic community? On this panel, five writers of mixed-race, Asian American descent will read from their work and engage in dialogue around these questions, focusing on the urgent need for building solidarity and understanding.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: So,_What_Are_You__Panel_Outline.pdf



Joan Kwon Glass is the author of Night Swim, winner of the 2021 Diode Editions Book Contest. She has chapbooks with Small Harbor Publishing and Milk & Cake Press. She has been a social studies educator in the Connecticut public schools for the past twenty years.

Jessica Q. Stark is the author of Buffalo Girl and Savage Pageant, which was named one of the Best Poetry Books of 2020 in the Boston Globe and in Hyperallergic. Her poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry and others. She is a poetry editor for AGNI and the comics editor for Honey Literary.

Patty Paine's most recent book of poems is Grief & Other Animals. She has published four collections of poetry, edited two anthologies, and is editor of Diode Poetry Journal and Diode Editions. She is director of liberal arts & sciences at VCUQ, in Doha, Qatar.


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