Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
May 1, 2023
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 staff-curated AAPI Month Bookshop.org list!
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
All events are listed in EDT.
Wednesday, May 10
11:00–11:30 a.m.— The National Portrait Gallery has a special virtual event for children ages three through six and their adult guardians. Explore AAPI history through featured historical figure Ruth Asawa. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Thursday, May 11
9:00–10:00 p.m. — NAMI San Francisco presents In Our Own Voice - Featuring Asian American Voices. In this program meant to destigmatize and humanize mental health issues, learn from AAPI community members about their stories of living with a mental health condition and navigating their cultural and ethnic identity. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Wednesday, May 24
11:00–11:30 a.m. — Join the National Portrait Gallery as they present another special virtual event for children ages three through six and their adult guardians. Learn about Queen Liliuokalani’s role in AAPI history. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.— Join North Carolina’s Museum of History for History at High Noon: Amplifying Asian American Voices. Tina Firesheets and Christie Soper lead the discussion to talk about Pan Asian Voices and Experiences of North Carolina. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Wednesday, May 31
3:00–4:15 p.m. The U.S, Patent and Trademark Office presents 2023 Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Innovation. Get inspired by stories of excellence from leaders in the Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) innovation community. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
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 Voice
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