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New York! Join us tonight for the North American debut of Mamachas del Ring (@ the Margaret Mead Film Festival -- info here) (Full disclosure: a good friend made this, but it is still objectively fantastic.)




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The Asian American Writers' Workshop is hosting the first-ever (?) Asian American Literary Festival this Saturday:

Join us for a celebration of the brightest voices in the Asian American literary community! Star studded, yet intimate, this all-day extravaganza features readings, stand-up comedy, academic discourse, and the Twelfth Annual Asian American Literary Awards!

JHUMPA LAHIRI
DAVID HENRY HWANG

More than 40 writers including: 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, 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.

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

 I'll be on panel on criticism with two of my heroes, Ed Park and Dennis Lim (info here)

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Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. More

Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Bookforum, Slate, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe Ideas section and The Wire (for whom he writes a bi-monthly column). He is on the editorial board for the New Literary History of America.
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