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UPCOMING Events 2022 - 23


March to August: 2022 Singapore Literature Prize  Fiction judge with authors Balli Kaur Jaswal and Shirley Geok-lin Lim.


April 9 @11 am: Annapolis Book Festival at Key School (Library), Annapolis, Maryland: A Different Narrative: The Art and Craft of Asian Stories.  Featured author with Robin Hemley, moderated by Matthew Davis.


April 13 @ 1pm: New York University Environmental Humanities class.  Speaker


April 18 @ 6 pm: New York University Global Perspectives on Narrative.  Panelist with authors Robin Hemley and Ravi Shankar.


May 22 to 28: Authors at Large International Writing Retreat in Thessaloniki, Greece.  Program director.


September 16 to 18:  5th International Creative Writing Conference of the University of Western Macedonia in Palermo, Italy.  Keynote speaker & Scientific Committee.


October 13: Penn State University Rolling Reading Series, MFA program at the Department of English.  Visiting Writer.





Jun 6 to 10:  Nobel Symposium in Literature: Literary Judgment and the Fora of Criticism, Stockholm, Sweden.  Speaker.


Jun 20 to 24: 16th ICCSE Internationational Conference on the Short Story in English, Nanyang Technological Univeersity, Singapore. Workshop leaderWriting the Transnational Short Story



Recent Events 2021 to 2022



Mar 23 to 26: Annual AWP Conference. Panelist on "The Empire Writes Back from the Program Era: CW in Asia and Beyond" led by Darryl Whetter, with Dai Fan, Sam Meekings, Marshall Moore.


Mar 24: College of the Holy Cross Working Writer Series presents novelist Katie Kitamura. Presenter.


Mar 12: Singapore Unbound, New York. Reading and book discussion for The Art and Craft of Asian Stories with co-author Robin Hemley.





2021 (from September)


Dec 5: NonfictioNow 2021 Aotearoa, New Zealand. Co-leader of a roundtable HUI on Transnational Writing with Sybil Baker.  


Nov 11: Featured author at JakTent Literary Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia with Filipino authors Charlson Ong in discussion about "Lese Majeste." Moderated by Nancy Amelia Collins. 

Nov 7: Hong Kong International Literary Festival event "Ghosts, Beasts and Family Histories" featuring debut novelists K-Ming Chang and Pik-Shuen Fung. Moderator for reading and conversation.


Oct: Driftwood Press 2021 Adrift Short Story Contest.  Judge

Oct 28: Working Writers Series at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. Moderator for reading and conversation with Sybil Baker and Brian Leung.

Oct 16 to 23: Authors at Large hosted Brenda Miller who led a week-long intensive CNF writing retreat. 

Oct 6: Looking Back at Hong Kong: Reading and panel discussion.  Sponsored by the Massachusetts Review and Cart Noodle Press.  Reader and panelist.


Sep 23: Working Writers Series at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts.  Faculty reader.




PUBLIC EYE:  In the Media

Chateau de Lavigny International Writers Residency
Summer 2005 Photo L to R
top: Andrew Zawacki, Beate Rygiert, Daniel Bachmann
bottom: Mila D Aguilar, Sindiwe Magona, Xu Xi