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Jenny Liou in Conversation with John Vercher

The Muscle Memory tour is making a virtual stop at Literati Bookstore! Don’t miss Jenny Liou in conversation with John Vercher as part of the Ann Arbor bookstore’s At Home with Literati webinar series. Thursday, October 20 | 7 PM ET | Zoom | Free! Jenny Liou (born 1983) is an English professor at Pierce […]


Writing into Silence: A MemoryWorks Workshop for Asian Pacific Diasporic Writers

Have you been searching for your history only to discover that what you’ve been told is not true and parts have been left out? Have you ever asked a question of your past only to be met with silence? Do you carry memories of experiences you never had? Join Kaya Press author, Q.M. Zhang, for Writing into […]


Intersections of Poetry, Art & Identity with Truong Tran, Catalina Ouyang, and Margaret Rhee

Please join us at the Samsung 837 Theater in New York for our upcoming event Intersections of Poetry, Art & Identity, featuring multimedia artist and Kaya author of book of the other Truong Tran, with Catalina Ouyang and Margaret Rhee. Together, they will take over this space, present their work on the epic three-story screen, […]


Join us at “Belonging as Survival: Creativity, Activism, and Community!’

Join Kaya and USC Visions & Voices at our upcoming event “Belonging as Survival: Creativity, Activism, and Community.” Join us on Friday, April 1st at 7p.m. online! What sounds inspire your activism? What flavors do you connect with your creative pathways? What does belonging feel like and how does it help us survive? Join us […]


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Duncan Ryuken Williams
Kaya’s Sunyoung Lee and Duncan Williams receive Award of Excellence from Japanese American National Museum (JANM)

Kaya Press congratulates our very own Sunyoung Lee and Duncan Williams for receiving an Award of Excellence from the Japanese American National Museum for their work on the Ireicho. Lee and Williams served as the creative director and director of the project and were honored by the museum at its annual Benefit and Online Auction […]

Gene Oishi
Baltimore Sun’s review of In Search of Hiroshi: “As relevant today as when it was first published”

Last Sunday, the Baltimore Sun’s Jonathan Van Harmelen published a review of Gene Oishi’s In Search of Hiroshi, emphasizing the book’s continued cultural relevance. The Baltimore Sun has a unique relationship with Oishi. The In Search of Hiroshi author was a reporter at the publication for 14 years where he covered city and state political […]

Line Papin
Join Line Papin on The Girl Before Her Book Tour

We are so excited to invite you along on the Fall 2023 book tour for The Girl Before Her, a debut English-language work of autofiction by French-Vietnamese author Line Papin! Check back here for new events and details.  Friday September 29th | 6-8pm EST | New York, NY  The Girl Before Her with Line Papin […]