August 02 - 04, 2019

At Eaton DC, The Library of Congress and Smithsonian Freer/Sackler Galleries

Free to the Public

Sponsored by:

Community Partners:

Theme: Care + Caregiving

The Asian American Literature Festival is a new model of literary programming: literature meets the museum. It is a convening, engine, and incubator. It is a community-generated cooperative space with dynamic, interactive programming for sharing and growing Asian American literature.

Featured Programs:

Featuring:

Ocean Vuong · Arthur Sze · Monique Truong · Franny Choi · Danez Smith · Kaveh Akbar · Ilya Kaminsky · Carolina Ebeid · Mai Der Vang · Jennifer Chang · Ching-In Chen · Kazim Ali · Cathy Park Hong ·  Sally Wen Mao · Cathy Linh Che · Sarah Gambito · Prageeta Sharma · Dorothy Wang · Alicia Upano · Bryan Thao Worra · Cathy J. Schlund-Vials · Caroline Kyungah Hong · Mai-Linh Hong · Jennifer Hayashida · Joseph Legaspi · Yanyi · Wo Chan · Ellen Oh · Sona Charaipotra · Misa Sugiura · Caroline Tung Richmond · Sarah Park Dahlen · Christina Soontornvat · Minh Le · Rashin Kheiriyeh · David Mura · Ed Lin · Samina Najmi · Kaysone Syonesa · Scott Kikkawa · Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo · Ann Inoshita · Lisa Linn Kanae · Gail Harada · J. Mae Barizo · T Kira Madden · Bushra Rehman · Kyle Lucia Wu · Dan Lau · Soham Patel · Gerald Maa · Regie Cabico · Madeleine Thien · Wing Tek Lum · Juliet S. Kono · Brenda Kwon · Christy Passion · Jean Yamasaki Toyama · Sunu Chandy · Purvi Shah · Krittika Ghosh · Mimi Khúc · Julie Ae Kim · Ananya Kanai Shah · June Daowen Lei · Paul Aster Stone-Tsao · Kimarlee Nguyen · Shrima Pandey · Divya Nair · Danielle Batalion Ola · Pik-Shuen Fung · Will Giles · Rajiv Mohabir · Hari Alluri · Tanzila Ahmed · Mimi Lok · Faisal Mohyuddin · Sushmita Mazumdar · Mimi Mondal · p0stb1nary · Aria Pahari · Gowri K · Kat Evasco · Lauren Bullock · jenny c. lares ·Swati Khurana · Faisal Mohyuddin · Soo-Jin Lee · M Marbella · Pamela K. Santos · Terisa Siagatonu · Christopher Diaz · Lee Kava

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Our Philosophy:

Literature has always been a central artform for Asian American communities. We believe it needs and deserves perennial stewardship. Not simply creating and holding space for it to exist--we believe stewardship means collectively determining what it might make possible, and for whom. We see the Festival as an opportunity for more equitable distribution of resources, for creating cooperatives, for sharing commitments to one another's well-being: solidarities. We see it as a space for investing in literature's potentials, and thereby our own.