The Nashville AAPI Writers Showcase is happening on Sunday, 5/21 from 4-6 p.m. at The Forge! Come and hear eight Nashville AAPI creative writers read aloud from their work, ranging from poetry, fiction, and personal essays. MC’d by writing instructor Yurina Yoshikawa, hosted by The Forge and co-sponsored by API Middle Tennessee and The Porch Writers’ Collective. A perfect evening to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month and Nashville’s vibrant literary scene. Free and open to the public (please register here).
Nashville AAPI Writers Meet-Up at the Porch HQ. We eat Asian snacks, get to know each other, do a short creative writing exercise with the option to share, and talk openly about our dreams and concerns as AAPI writers in Nashville. These meetups (between October 2022 and April 2023) will culminate in a public reading event in May (see above).
On Thursday, September 22, 2022, 6:30 p.m., I moderated the book launch event for my dear friend Malaka Gharib, author of It Won’t Always Be Like This, at Parnassus Bookstore.
On August 22, 2022, I was a guest on Hana Lee’s podcast Project Between about Third Culture Kids. Available wherever you get your podcasts, including Spotify (link here). I had a great time chatting with Hana about the TCK experience, Yoko Tawada, Doraemon, etc.
On February 10, 2022, 7 p.m. CT, I participated in Storytelling for The Bloom Stage (virtual appearance). The Bloom Stage is a quarterly event that brings a blend of storytelling, poetry, music and art to the Murfreesboro stage at Walnut House. The series is produced by Kara J Kemp with assistance from Kory Wells, and this show is co-produced with C. A. Williams. More info here