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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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 the historic City Lights Bookstore in North Beach for a special reading celebrating Kaya’s 20 years of publishing featuring Sesshu Foster, Gene Oishi, Shailja Patel, and Amarnath Ravva.

Tiger Beatniks: Kaya Turns 20 Party | Thursday April 17 | 9:30 p.m. onwards | 916 Grant Avenue

After the reading, join us at LiPo Lounge in Chinatown (just a five minute walk from City Lights) for Kaya’s 20th birthday party, featuring drinks and tiger-themed food and fun by artist Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik.

Kaya Press at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference

Stop by the Kaya Press table at the AAAS Conference held in the Grand Hyatt (345 Stockton Street). The book fair–held in the Grand Ballroom–will be open to the public. We’ll also be celebrating Andrew Leong, translator of Shoshon Nagahara’s Lament in the Night (Kaya Press, 2012) for winning the AAAS Outstanding Book Translated and Published in 2012 in the category of Creative Writing!

Conference Panels:

Kaya Press 20th Anniversary Roundtable — Thursday April 17 | 4:45 – 6:15 p.m. (Belvedere): Come engage with Kaya publisher Sunyoung Lee, Kaya authors Lisa Chen, Gene Oishi, Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut, Denise Uyehara, Editor Floyd Cheung, Kaya Editorial Board member Warren Liu, and UC Riverside Professor Traise Yamamoto as they discuss the importance of Asian American publishing, and Kaya’s persistence and success over the past twenty years.

Post-War Trauma in Asian American Art: Literature, Theater, Performance Art — Saturday April 19 | 11:30 – 12:45 (Fillmore C): Kaya author Gene Oishi, Erin O’Brien, Dorinne Kondo, and Eve Oishi discuss post-war trauma as expressed through Asian American art.

 

 

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— Junot Díaz