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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Kaya is very excited to be in Boston all week, March 6 – 9, as an official exhibitor at the AWP 2013 Conference in Boston. Come visit us on Level 2 of  the AWP Bookfair at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. We’ll be at table R25.

We’ll have all of our new releases for sale: Shoshon Nagahara’s LAMENT IN THE NIGHT, a collection of two dark novellas set in Little Tokyo’s dark underbelly–translated into English for the first time by Andrew Leong; Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut’s MAGNETIC REFRAIN & Koon Woon’s WATER CHASING WATER; as well as some of Kaya’s favorite back list books: Ed Lin’s WAYLAID, Shailja Patel’s MIGRITUDE, and Ishle Yi Park’s THE TEMPERATURE OF THIS WATER.

Come by to check out the books, and snag yourself a special Kaya book cover tea bag — we’ll have both green and black tea for a little conference pick me up. (See the Kaya tiger tea tag above!) You can also get yourself a nice book cover with handmade Kaya stamps, and if you buy three books, we’ll wrap them up for you in some beautiful cloth. Why, you’ll be the star of the whole conference! We also have Kaya tiger stickers and bookmarks. The Book Fair is open to the public on Saturday, for those Bostonians who don’t want to pay for the full conference fee.

Friday March 8th from 3 – 4 p.m., Kaya will be having a BOOK SIGNING & SOCIAL HOUR at our table! Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut will be on hand to sign copies of Magnetic Refrain, and we’ll have some snacks and drinks! We’ll also be having a special sale on all Kaya books during that hour!

On Saturday March 9th, come hear Kaya Publisher Sunyoung Lee and others talk at this panel: Inside Asian American Editing: How Aesthetics & Advocacy Affect Five Editors’ Publishing Decisions (with Allen Gee, Phong Nguyen, Sunyoung Lee, Jennifer Derilo, & Tarfia Faizullah) Five editors discuss the aesthetics behind the decisions they make about what books, stories, or essays to publish. Other aspects include: what role does advocacy play in our editing, and how does each editor envision their role in the greater nexus of publishing and racial/ethnic dynamics? The editors will also provide suggestions for correspondence with editors and give submission tips. Time will be allotted for meeting the editors. Hynes Convention Center: Room 305, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

If you’re in Boston early, come out and hear a great group of poets & writers read and help launch the books of Kaya poet Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut (Magnetic Refrain), Lee Herrick (Gardening Secrets of the Dead), Tim Z. Hernandez (The Natural Takeover of Small Things), & Daniel Chacon (Hotel Juarez), plus others! Wednesday March 6th, 7 – 9 p.m., The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge.

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— Junot Díaz