F221. Angry Asians: A Hyphen Magazine Reading Dismantling the Model Minority Myth

Room 504, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, April 1, 2016
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


In 1966, the term "model minority" was coined in the New York Times. This year will be 50 years since Asian Americans were first characterized by the model minority myth, and they're not going to take it anymore. Four APIA writers challenge the stereotype by being unapologetically themselves and reading work about anger, rebellion, and baddest behavior.



Ari Laurel's work has appeared in Bitch Media, the Toast, Quartz, Duende, Kweli Journal, and Hyphen. She was featured in the 2015 Kearny Street Workshop APAture Festival and she was a 2012 finalist for the PEN/USA Emerging Voices Fellowship. She is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Montana.

G Yamazawa is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Kundiman Fellow, and Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist. He has been a featured performer at the Sundance Film Festival, Pentagon, Abu Dhabi International Poetry Festival, and the White House Initiative for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Celeste Chan is an experimental artist, writer, and organizer. A Hedgebrook, Lambda, and VONA alumna, her writing can be found in Ada, As/us, Cream City Review, Feminist Wire, Glitterwolf, Hyphen, and more. Her films have screened internationally. She codirects Queer Rebels.

Kristina Wong is a writer, performance artist, comedian, and creator of five solo theater shows and an ensemble play that have toured across the US and UK. Her humorous writing has appeared on Marketplace Radio, CNN, PBS, Jezebel, xoJane, San Francisco Magazine, Playgirl, and Huffington Post.


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