Ching-In’s AWP Schedule

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Ching-In


Thursday, February 11, 2009.  7-9:30pm

Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writers Reading & Reception

Gerber-Hart Library and Archives, 1127 W. Granville, Chicago IL

(adjacent to the red Line “Granville” stop).
Free, including drinks and hors d’oeuvres

Info: http://www.gerberhart.org

Reception and readings by Lambda Emerging Writers Retreat Fellows Kathie Bergquist, Ching-In Chen, Charles Rice-Gonzales, RJ Gibson, Ely Shipley, Griselda Suarez, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran, Cole Krawitz, Anne Laughlin and Ruben Quesada. There will be a free copy of the book, A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago, given to the first 100 guests.


Friday, February 13, 2009. 12-1:15pm
Panel, “Kundiman Kindles the Flame: New Asian American Poetry”

(Oliver de la Paz, Aimee Nezhukmatathil, Jennifer Chang, Timothy Yu, Neil Aitken, Ching-In Chen) Kundiman, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation, cultivation, and promotion of Asian-American poetry celebrates the achievements of its fellows, faculty, and its founders. During this panel, Kundiman fellows Ching-In Chen (The Heart’s Traffic). Neil Aitken (The Lone Country of Sight) and Timothy Yu (Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry Since 1965) will read a selection of poems. They will also share the stage with their Kundiman faculty and staff members who are also celebrating the arrival of new poetry book collections. Additionally, members of the panel will briefly discuss the mission of Kundiman as an organization and share some information about the summer retreat.
Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference

Lake Ontario, 8th Floor, Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL
Info: Joseph O Legaspi with Kundiman, josephl@kundiman.org


Friday, February 13, 2009, 3-4pm

The Heart’s Traffic Booksigning at Red Hen Press Table (522)

Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference

Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL

Saturday, February 14, 10:30-11:30am

The Heart’s Traffic Booksigning at Red Hen Press Table (522)

Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference

Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL
(Note: Members of the public can attend the bookfair free on Saturday!)

Sunday, February 15, 4:30pm

Women & Children First Presents Lesbian Poets!

Readings and reception with emerging and established lesbian poets including Achy Obejas, Ching-In Chen, Nickole Brown and Tamiko Beyer.

Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark, Chicago IL

Free, includes refreshments
Info: www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

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