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Drunken Boat is one of the Sponsors:

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop presents
PAGE TURNER: The Asian American Literary Festival
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 13-14, 2009

Join the Workshop for PAGE TURNER, a two-day literary palooza that’ll bring together more than forty writers, including Jhumpa Lahiri, Michael Ondaatje, and David Henry Hwang. This quirky but curated festival will also feature a former Chinese rocket factory worker, poets making video art, ukulele-strumming comedian Jen Kwok, Indian crime fiction, panels on internment and immigration, and a cocktail reception and awards ceremony. For schedule and tickets, please visit pageturnerfest.org.

EVENTS DETAILS

Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, 7-10pm
PAGE TURNER: GALA KICK-OFF DINNER
At Vermilion, 480 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY
$50 cocktail reception (7-8pm); $500 gala dinner (8-10pm)

A special cocktail reception and dinner honoring Sonny Mehta, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Michael “English Patient” Ondaatje. For tickets, visit aaww.org/dinner or call (212) 494-0061.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, 11am-7pm
PAGE TURNER: The Asian American Literary Festival
powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY
$5 per reading; $20 Day Pass; $10 Literary Awards & Reception Only;
$25 All-Day Pass+Awards

A hip all-day reading series that’ll feature more than some of the most prominent Asian American writers in the country, as well as stand-up comedians, academics, and the Twelfth Annual Asian American Literary Awards.

Come here more than forty writers! Jhumpa Lahiri, Meera Nair, Mohan Sikka, Hirsh Sawhney, Mae Ngai, Mitra Kalita, Kavitha Rajagopalan, Luis Cabalquinto, Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Jen Kwok, Porochista Khakpour, Ed Lin, Sesshu Foster, Alexander Chee, Ron Hogan, Rakesh Satyal, Abha Dawesar, David Henry Hwang, Jennifer Hayashida, Sree Sreenivasan, Ravi Shankar, Deborah Poe, Zoe Beloff, Zohar Kfir, Peter Vilbig, Purvi Shah, Ed Park, Hua Hsu, Dennis Lim, Julie Otsuka, Rea Tajiri, Sunaina Maria, Jack Tchen, Tania James, Hasanthika Sirisena, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Amitava Kumar, Lijia Zhang, Katie Kitamura, Henry Chang, Mort Baharloo, Monique Truong, Hari Kunzru, Alexandra Chang, Ye Mimi, Paolo Javier.

THEMES & TOPICS:
Poets making video art.
Ukulele-strumming comedy.
Sex and the Cities.
Japanese internment & South Asian detention.
Asian American queer writing.
The weird world of work: mixed martial arts & a Nanjing rocket factory.
Cultural criticism.
Drunken Boat magazine.
Guernica magazine & new South Asian fiction.
Hardboiled Delhi.
Immigration: should I stay or should I go?
Beyond Harold & Kumar: Asian Am. Representation.

For a complete schedule and tickets see http://www.pageturnerfest.org.

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