Asian American Arts and

Community in 90s NYC

Monday 10 February, 2014
5pm, $0

Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
1130 Amsterdam Avenue, Room 420

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"Everywhere you turned something was going up…a new project…a new organization. Movement was everywhere,” says Curtis Chin, co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, of New York City in the ‘90s. A new generation of Asian Americans, post-1965, was kicking things up, building community while finding their individual voices. Looking back decades later, we can see those flags as markers of a crucially important moment in Asian-American and New York City history. The anthology Local/Express considers what was changing, how, and why in the '90s in NYC. The title features seminal work from the ‘90s paired with new reflections about the confluence of arts, activism, and community, as welll as the legacies of this cultural moment. Come join us as we celebrate the release of this exciting new anthology, from the publishers of the Asian American Literary Review. The evening will include readings by contributors Marie G. Lee, Sung Rno, Monique Truong, and Swati Marquez and Chin. Hosted by co-editor Terry Hong.

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