Archive for July, 2009

Interview on Blood-Jet Writing Hour + NYC LouderArts & Asian American Writers’ Workshop Readings next week!

July 3, 2009

Dear ones,

I’m writing to you while watching the rain fall in the Massachusetts dusk. I’m grateful for this time to re-visit with fam back on the East coast and I’m grateful that my friend Melissa Roxas re-surfaced and was able to share her experience at a recent press conference in Los Angeles:;

In the spirit of gratefulness, I’m sharing this latest news on my journey and thank you all for being part of it.

1) Live Online Interview on Blood-Jet Writing Hour with Rachelle Cruz, July 3, 10am PST. For more info on the program,;
To listen live:;

2) Two NYC readings next week!
I’m excited to feature at LouderArts where I first tested out some of my Xiaomei poems when I lived in NYC! I’ll be also reading some new pieces in honor of the theme of the night with the help of my friends and fellow poets Wendy Cheung & Tamiko Beyer.

LouderArts New Shit Slam Featuring Ching-In Chen!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Come read poems that have never been used in a slam before (anywhere). New shit only!

Special guest host, Jon Sands.

Sign-up list goes out at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30.
Bar 13, Corner of 13th and University, 2nd floor
$6 ($5 for students)
2-for-1 drinks all night;
I’m also thrilled to be reading at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop with an all-star lineup!

Thursday, July 9, 2009, 7pm
Ching-In Chen, Minal Hajratwala, Kim-An Lieberman, and Nahid Rachlin

Crossing borders and genres. Nonfiction writers Hajratwala and Rachlin read from Leaving India and Persian Girls. Poets Chen and Lieberman read from their collections The Heart’s Traffic and Breaking The Map.

@ The Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
(btwn Broadway & 5th Avenue)

$5 suggested donation; open to the public;

Hope to see you on the road!