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kaya events

05/10

Trust This History: Writers on Mothers, Missing and Otherwise

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Mother’s Day weekend with four cutting-edge writers whose debut collections grapple with the ties formed by family, community, and history. Representing Kundiman and Kaya Press, April Naoko Heck, Cathy Linh-Che, Amarnath Ravva, and Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut showcase the breadth, diversity, and vitality of Asian American writing today. A discussion and book signing will follow. Both […]

04/17

Kaya Turns 20 in San Francisco

Kaya Press celebrates 20 years of publishing innovative Asian Pacific American and Asian diasporic literature in San Francisco, April 16 – 19, in conjunction with the Association for Asian American Studies Conference. Kaya 20th Anniversary Reading at City Lights Bookstore | Thursday April 17 | 7:30 p.m. | 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway Come to […]

04/12

The Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge Returns!

Come hang out with Kaya at the LA Times Festival of Books this weekend, April 12-13! We’ll be turning our booth into the Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge again, providing an oasis from the festival crowd. This time, we’re excited to be partnering with Professor Tom Ontiveros and students from the USC School of Dramatic […]

04/06

Brian Castro at the Transpacific Mixed-Race Literatures Seminar

Come to a day-long seminar featuring readings and dialogue with Transpacific Mixed Race authors Brian Castro (Shanghai Dancing, Kaya Press), Kien Nguyen, and Paisley Rekdal presented by the USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture. The seminar will address these questions: “How do Transpacific mixed-race authors inscribe and represent their heritage in their artistic representations? […]

 

author news

Gene Oishi
Sneak Peak of Fox Drum Bebop in Asymptote Journal

Get a sneak peak of Gene Oishi’s forthcoming novel Fox Drum Bebop (November 2014) in this special “Diaspora” feature of Asymptote Journal, featuring artwork by Hidetoshi Yamada.  “It should not have been a surprise that the FBI arrested her husband on the first night of the war. Seiji was the leader of the community, and […]

Amarnath Ravva
American Canyon Buzz Begins

Amarnath Ravva’s meditative memoir American Canyon will be officially launching in October, but it’s already starting to create buzz online. Here’s a great interview with KCRW’s Lisa Napoli about Ravva’s inspiration for the book: “It had to do with my displacement, my fractured identity, having one foot in the past in India, and another in […]

Lisa Chen
Kaya Turns 20 in San Francisco

Kaya Press celebrates 20 years of publishing innovative Asian Pacific American and Asian diasporic literature in San Francisco, April 16 – 19, in conjunction with the Association for Asian American Studies Conference. Kaya 20th Anniversary Reading at City Lights Bookstore | Thursday April 17 | 7:30 p.m. | 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway Come to […]

 
 
 
 
 

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