Monday, October 24, 2011

Donate to the Asian American Writers Workshop Project on Kickstarter to Win a Private Workshop with Monica Youn!

Support PAGE TURNER: Asian American Literary Festival on October 29, 2011 and choose from a collection of rewards that highlight the breadth and depth of Asian American talent. Among other prizes offered to donors, you can win a 1-hour private poetry workshop with Ignatz author (Four Way Books, 2010) and National Book Award Finalist Monica Youn!

Click here to read more about the project or to donate. And don't forget to come by the Asian American Writers Workshop on Friday, November 4 at 7pm to hear Monica read with fellow Four Way Books authors Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan and Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang! 110-112 W. 27th Street, Sixth Floor (buzzer 600), $5 Suggested Donation

Monica Youn, the author of Ignatz (Four Way Books, 2010) and Barter (Graywolf, 2003), lives in New York, where she is an attorney at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, focusing on election law issues. Her political commentary has appeared in Slate, Roll Call, and The Huffington Post. She has taught creative writing at Columbia University and Pratt Institute. For her work on Ignatz, she has been awarded the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Rockefeller Foundation.