Hello lovely people! The tiger is excited to announce that Kaya Press will be sharing Booth #6000 with Asian American Writers’ Workshop, The Asian American Literary Review Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and World Stage Press–all are organizations or publishing houses dedicated to writers of color.
Here’s what’s going on at the Booth:
AUTHOR SIGNINGS / EVENTS AT BOOTH #6000
THURSDAY MARCH 28th
10:30 – 11 am: Post-panel signing for CREATE THE LITERARY FUTURE YOU WANT Featuring Luis Rodriguez, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Lawrence Minh-Bui Davis, Hiram Sims, and Amy Shimson-Santo.
3 – 4 pm: World Stage Press and Community Literature Initiative Happy Hour: Come meet the publishers of World Stage Press, Hiram Sims and Camari Carter-Hawkins, and find out more about this amazing African American Press from Los Angeles.
FRIDAY MARCH 29th
11 – 11:30 a.m.: Kaya Press Author Koon Woon Signing: American Book Award winning outsider poet Koon Woon will be signing copies of Water Chasing Water and hanging out. Dim Sum served!
12 – 12:30 p.m.: Emily Jungmin Yoon Signing hosted by AAWW! Poetry editor of The Margins and author of A Cruelty Special to Our Species (Harper Collins) and Ordinary Misfortunes (Tupelo) will sign books.
SATURDAY March 30th
1 – 1:30 pm: Kaya Press Presents forthcoming debut author Mimi Lok, Last of Her Name (October 2019). She’ll be hanging out at the booth and challenging passerbys to word games, and giving us a preview of her heralded new book.
3 – 3:30 pm: Rajiv Mohabir Signing: Rajiv Mohabir signs copies of his translation of I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara, the latest recovery project from Kaya Press.
DO NOT MISS OTHER EVENTS by KAYA AUTHORS AND FRIENDS:
WEDNESDAY MARCH 27th
FESTIVAL OF LANGUAGE READING
Featuring Thad Rutkowski and many other writers. Thad reading around 7:30 p.m.
Ford Food & Drink, 2505 SE 11th Ave.
UNLIKELY STORIES AND RIGOROUS
Hari Alluri will read at this wonderful event, along with many others fantastic authors. Start at 8pm, Ford Food & Drink, 2505 SE 11th Ave. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/363376211104624/
THURSDAY MARCH 28th
CREATE YOUR LITERARY FUTURE – panel at AWP
9 AM – 10:15 AM
Oregon Convention Center, Room E145
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2192954447465219/
HYBRID SEX WRITING: WHAT’S YOUR POSITION? (with Erica Jong) – panel at AWP
1:30 to 2:45 p.m., Room B116, Convention Center, Level 1
Featuring Erica Jong, Jonathan Penton, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Larissa Shmailo, and Cecilia Tan!
BEYOND THE PAGE: Literature and Multimedia Adaptations – panel at AWP
Featuring two Kaya authors, Rajiv Mohabir and Hari Alluri, and Allison Adele Hedge Coke, Angela Peñaredondo, Lee Kava. They will share multimedia works that move from page to spoken word, video poetry, theater performance, musical collaboration, and sound collage, to Indigenous futurisms in performance. This reading reveals how literary and artistic energy build in transformation.
4.30-5.45pm, Room F151, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
ASIAN AMERICAN CAUCUS
Oregon Convention Center, Level One, E147-148, at 6 PM – 7:15 PM
What does it mean to steward Asian American literature, organizationally, collectively, and individually?
This fourth annual Asian American Caucus is a town hall-style hang out and community space. Come meet other Asian American writers and discuss fellowships, publication opportunities, and resources available to support you.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582307875245999/
FRIDAY, MARCH 29th
BOOK SIGNING FOR GUESS AND CHECK
Friday, March 29, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Gival Press, Table 8063, Book Fair
Rajiv Mohabir will speak in a panel: Who Has the Rights? The How, Why, and Whom of Translation, Sponsored by ALTA
E147-148, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
1:30 pm to 2:45 pmMore info: https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/event_detail/14978
Hari Alluri and friends will read at “Filipinx Poets Read: An AWP Offsite Event” 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Bar Botellón
606 NE Davis St, Portland, Oregon 97232
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2112871312082924/
Finally, Kaya Press very own Managing Editor Neelanjana Banerjee will be reading at Art Opening for
Stacy Elaine Dacheux’s exhibit Dough at 1112 Gallery from 7 – 8:30 pm Friday.
See you in Portland, OR!