Archive for November, 2010

Asian American Writers’ Workshop Members’ Choice Award

November 16, 2010
The Heart’s Traffic is up for AAWW’s Members’ Choice Award.   If you’re an AAWW member & you like the book, you can vote by Wednesday, 11/17, by visiting the ballot here:
From Solmaz Sharif, Managing Director — Through this award, members of The Asian American Writers’ Workshop bring recognition to their favorite authors and democratically shape the future of American letters. Past winners include Patrick Rosal, Ishle Park, Don Lee, and Ed Lin. In order to participate in voting for this award, one must be a current member of The Asian American Writers’ Workshop and voters can renew their membership here:
Happy Tuesday!

Wordslingers Radio, University of La Verne Writers’ Harvest, Thank you to AsiaWrites & Chad Sweeney!

November 7, 2010

Dear friendlies:

This Sunday (Nov. 7, 2010), I’ll be a guest on the radio show, Wordslingers at 8-9pm CST with Ciara Miller.  Frequency: 88.7 fm WLUW or listen live from the WLUW home page.

I’m also making a trip back to southern California to participate in a benefit Writers’ Harvest reading at University of LaVerne, Saturday, Nov. 13 @ 6pm!  Hoping to see some familiar faces!


Come to the 2010 Writers’ Harvest, Saturday Nov. 13

Seven renowned Los Angeles-area writers are coming to the University of La Verne (map here) for a benefit reading at 6:00pm, Saturday November 13th, on the third floor of the university’s new Campus Center. Admission is free and the event is open to the public, though all in attendance are asked to bring a non-perishable food or modest cash donation. The reading is being held as a food drive in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday to help those in need, and it is being co-sponsored by the Inland Valley Hope Partners, a charitable organization that serves some 75,000 children, women and men a year throughout the Inland Valley. The excellent authors are Aimee Bender, Ralph Angel, Tony Barnstone, Ching-In Chen, Richard Lange, Jen Hofer, and Larry Fondation. Join us for a great night and a great cause.


Thank you also to AsiaWrites and poet, editor, translator, and teacher Chad Sweeney for selecting my poem, “Personal History,” for nomination for the Best of the Web 2010 anthology.  I’m pleased to be in such good company with poets Sharanya Manivannan and Sonam Kachru!


Hope to see you on the road!