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The L.A. Times Festival of Books was a lively and busy weekend. During both days of the festival, Kaya Press tabled at the Smoking Hot Indie Lounge with Gold Line Press, a small publishing press run by USC Creative Writing PhD students and alumni. As both presses sold their books, families with their children came […]

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Co-organized with our wonderful friends Kundiman, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, The Asian American Literary Review, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Literaoke was an epic closure of AWP19! The venue, Chopsticks Karaoke Bar, was packed with about 200 people! Some people could not even find seats, but it did not stop them from having fun. Featured lineups read their original […]

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I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara had its pre-launch event in New York back in 2018, but last month we’ve had the pleasure to welcome Rajiv Mohabir, award-winning poet and the translator of I Even Regret Night, to Los Angeles for the launch party. We began on Saturday March 9th with a reading and celebration of I Even Regret […]

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“Writing science fiction in a third world country can sometimes feel like a spectator’s game,” Sang Joon Park, the translator and co-editor of Readymade Bodhisattva, shared with the audience at the Readymade Bodhisattva launch event on February 20th. It was a full house at the Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall black box theater at the University […]

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A Letter from the Kaya Press Publisher Can you believe that in 2019, Kaya Press will celebrate twenty-five years of existence? That’s twenty-five years of publishing Asian diasporic literature. We want to kick off Kaya’s silver anniversary year with an annual drive campaign with a goal of $10,000.00 by Dec. 31st. I’ve worked with Kaya […]

 
 
 
 

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— Junot Díaz