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Mark your calendars: 3/30 Community Reading Series, 4/15 'Disorientation' Book Club, and more!
We have exciting events cued up for you this spring, so mark your calendars, invite your friends, and join us in reading and celebrating.
Our Community Reading Series for Asian Women Writers in partnership with Yu and Me Books is back with a powerhouse line-up!!! We had a full house last month, and tickets go *very fast* so RSVP now!
Community Reading Series for Asian Women Writers
March 30 | 630 PM | Yu and Me Books, New York City
RSVP is by donation ($5 or $10), and all proceeds go to The Cosmos Care Fund, a creative aid fund that distributes micro-funds to support Asian women in telling their stories. If you're interested in reading at our April or May events, please sign up here!
Meet the Readers
Irene Villaseñor’s writing appears in Queer Nature: An Ecoqueer Poetry Anthology, My Phone Lies to Me: Fake News Poetry Workshops as Radical Digital Media Literacy, Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, and elsewhere. She’s also co-curator for Bespoke Next Gen, an all queer, all genre reading series based at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division bookstore in the NYC LGBT+ Center (and via Zoom and Youtube during the COVID-19 era).
Julie Moon is a Korean writer and translator who earned her MFA from Columbia University. The winner of The Missouri Review's Audio Prize in Poetry, she has published in Public Books, Arkansas International, Catapult, and more, and she is currently seeking representation.
Yuxi Lin is a Chinese American poet and former AAWW Margins Fellow. Her published writing can be found on yuxi-lin.com.
Aishvarya Arora is a poet from Queens, where she lives with a parrot named Scallion. She's currently a Poetry Coalition Fellow at the Asian American Writers' Workshop.
Nicole Zhu is a Chinese American writer based in Brooklyn. Her stories and essays have appeared in Catapult, Eater, Electric Literature, and elsewhere.
About the Series
The Cosmos and Yu and Me Books are partnering to create a space that doesn't exist -- a place for Asian women writers to share their work with each other as the audience. We invite writers at all levels of their career to join as readers, and we are especially keen to support writers who have not been published and/or the first in their family or community to pursue a writing career. While all are welcome to attend, this reading series is designed to center the experience and stories of Asian women.
Thank you Karen for organizing this! Sign up for Karen’s ‘care package’ newsletter here.
Cosmos Book Club #21: Disorientation with Elaine Hsieh Chou
April 15 | 5-7 PM | Yu and Me Books, New York City
Join the Cosmos Book Club and author Elaine Hsieh Chou for a conversation and celebration of Elaine’s new book, ‘Disorientation’, which you can pre-order here. You can read a review of the book here. Evenbrite link to come!
Cosmos Book Club x AAWW: A Tiny Upward Shove with Melissa Chadburn
April 20 | Exact timing TBD | Virtual
Join the Cosmos Book Club and AAWW as we speak to author Melissa Chadburn about her debut novel ‘A Tiny Upward Shove’. We will also have a ✨giveaway✨ so stay tuned 👀! You can pre-order Melissa’s book here.
Cosmos Book Club: Spring Book Swap
May 14 | 11 AM - 1 PM | Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
🌞Suns out, 📚books out! We can’t wait to gather in sunny Prospect Park with you all and exchange good books and conversations. Come one, come all, bring your friends, bring your pets. Details to come.
Happy reading and enjoy the gorgeous weather outside!