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kaya events

04/22

Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge & Pre-Party at the LA Times Festival of Books

Come hang out, make things, get hands-on publishing experience, and meet some amazing literary artists at our booth at the LA Times Festival Of Books! OTHER BOOKS/Seite Books will be curating an amazing selection of comics, zines, and literature, plus we’ll be featuring books from Kaya Press, Kundiman, and other LA indie presses. We’ll have publishing-and-bookmaking activities […]

03/15

Kazim Ali, Hari Alluri & Abeer Hoque @ Skylight Books!

Come join us for an evening at Skylight Books with authors from Kaya Press–Kazim Ali and Hari Alluri–with special guest Abeer Hoque! We are so excited to discuss and celebrate these authors’ new and upcoming books: The Secret Room, The Flayed City, and Olive Witch: a memoir. Kazim Ali’s books include five volumes of poetry, […]

02/05

Surrealist Sunday featuring Sho Sugita, Amarnath Ravva and Muriel Leung

Join us for the LA launch of Spiral Staircase, the collected poems of Hirato Renkichi, just out from Ugly Duckling Presse. Translator Sho Sugita will read from the first definitive volume in English of the work of this pioneer of the Japanese avant-garde, along with LA-based authors Amarnath Ravva (American Canyon, Kaya Press) and Muriel Leung […]

02/08

#Lit-in-Color Write-a-Thon at #AWP17: Writing the Resistance

Join us on Wednesday February 8th in Washington D.C. & write *your* resistance at the second annual #Lit-in-Color Write-a-Thon! Kaya Press and The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective invite you to come and spend a day (or a few hours or even just 30 minutes) with an amazing group of Writers of Color who will be […]

 

author news

Amarnath Ravva
Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge & Pre-Party at the LA Times Festival of Books

Come hang out, make things, get hands-on publishing experience, and meet some amazing literary artists at our booth at the LA Times Festival Of Books! OTHER BOOKS/Seite Books will be curating an amazing selection of comics, zines, and literature, plus we’ll be featuring books from Kaya Press, Kundiman, and other LA indie presses. We’ll have publishing-and-bookmaking activities […]

Q.M. Zhang
Read an Interview with Accomplice to Memory Author Q.M. Zhang

Last week, we published Accomplice to Memory, a brand new experimental memoir from author Q.M. Zhang. Check out this interview between Zhang and Kaya Press in which the writer discusses the book’s structure, her writing process, her relationship with her father and her heritage, and much more. Kaya Press: Accomplice to Memory defies genre—it is […]

Roddy Bogawa
Anarchy in Asian America Rocked USC!

On Friday, March 24th, we at Kaya Press hosted our annual Visions and Voices event, this year with a theme of Anarchy in Asian America: Sex, Punk and Transgressive Cinema! The evening started off with a spectacular panel featuring the likes of directors Gregg Araki, Roddy Bogawa, and Jon Moritsugu, as well as producer Marcus […]

 
 
 
 
 

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- Junot Díaz