Our friends at the Asian American Writer’s Workshop are going all out for the Page Turner Literary Festival, a *free* event in Brooklyn.
While I would love to attend the panel with Marjorie M. Liu on how to write a graphic novel (she pens The Astonishing X-Men, among other things), Ken Chen provided 15 reasons to go:
1. MORE THAN 30 WRITERS, ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS AND PERFORMERS READING ACROSS FIVE SPACES. THEMES INCLUDE HIDDEN IMMIGRATION STORIES, THE SPECULATIVE CITY, LIFE DURING WARTIME, NEW IRANIAN AMERICAN WRITING, AND THE DAY JOB.
2. FOOD VENDORS LIKE BOMBAY SANDWICH CO., BROOKLYN SODA WORKS, BROOKLYN WOK SHOP, GRANOLA LAB, AND PARANTHA ALLEY. WE’LL HAVE PEARL MILK TEA.
3. DUMPLING-MAKING SESSIONS.
4. MAKE-A-POEM BOOTH: YOU TOO CAN WRITE A POEM.
5. DIY SCREEN-PRINTING & BUTTERFLY-MAKING WORKSHOPS.
6. AUDIO RECORDING BY NPR’S LATINO USA.
7. A POP-UP GALLERY OF IMMIGRANT POSTER ART.
8. THE 15TH ASIAN AMERICAN LITERARY AWARDS
9. AN AFTER-PARTY FEATURING TAROT CARD READINGS BY NOVELIST ALEXANDER CHEE, DIY SCREEN-PRINTING, AND HIMANSHU SURI OF DAS RACIST.
10. SOUND INSTALLATION BY AUDIENCE
11. VIDEO ART OF WALKING TOURS OF IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES.
12. A GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP BY X-MEN WRITER MARJORIE LIU.
13. ORIGAMI FOLDING WORKSHOPS FOR THE KIDS WITH IRVING YEW.
14. TRAINED DANCERS ON STAGE AT THE ROULETTE BALLROOM.
15. AND DID WE MENTION IT’S FREE?
For details and registration, click here.
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