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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? […]

 

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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 […]

Brian Castro
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? […]

Gene Oishi
Fox Drum Bebop Author Gene Oishi with Poet Brian Komei Dempster at USC

In Fox Drum Bebop (Kaya Press, April 2014), author Gene Oishi gives us glimpses into the life of Hiroshi Kono, from the time Hiroishi  is eight-years-old and living in rural California to his time in an Arizona internment camp and far into his adult life, exploring the reverberations of war and trauma. This week in […]

 
 
 
 
 

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