National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 2, 2022

Join AWP in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May! AWP has compiled the following resources in honor of AAPI Month and its rich cultural history. Don’t forget to check out AWP’s AAPI Month Picks on!

From The Writer’s Chronicle

Endlessly Branching: An Interview with Arthur Sze by Andy Fogle, September 2013

An Interview with Li-Young Lee by Marie Jordan, May/Summer 2002

An Abandoned Immigrant Finds Her Voice: An Interview with Allison Hong Merrill by Megan Vered, April 2022

AAPI May events

Smithsonian Social Studies Online: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This event will take place online on Thursday, May 6, from 11—11:30 a.m. Admission is free!

Watch videos on demand and other programs celebrating AAPI heritage sponsored by PBS!

Food, Love, and Literature: Asian American Longings with Margaret Rhee is an eight-week workshop that will convene on Saturdays from 1—3:30 p.m ET from May 7 to June 25. The workshop will include reading, discussion, and a unique optional prompt about the intersection of cooking and writing. The workshop offers a scholarship and is open to all Asian American writers.

Rewatch online events

Watch for the first time, or rewatch events from AWP's YouTube channel, which features events from AWP Conference & Bookfair and events from our year-round programming #VirtualAWP.

#AWP21 A Reading & Conversation with Mira Jacob & Monique Troung, sponsored by Kundiman 

#AWP22 Writing Ourselves into Existence: Taiwanese American Voices

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