fund this: aaww's page turner asian american literary festival

This is a message for cool people who support Asian American literary arts. The Asian American Writers' Workshop in New York is raising funds for the third annual Page Turner: Asian American Literary Festival, happening October 29. This year, they're celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, which is pretty darn cool.

Can you kick in a few bucks to support Page Turner? Here's a sexy video featuring Harold Augenbraum, Nancy Bulalacao, Ken Chen, Jen Kwok, Ed Lin, and Bino A. Realuyo talking about the important work the Asian American Writers' Workshop is doing, and why you should support its general awesomeness:

Your donation will go towards making the celebration extra special. Here are some more details about what they have in store for the festival:
PAGE TURNER: The Third Annual Asian American Literary Festival

Saturday, October 29, 2011, 11AM-7PM

Come rub elbows and knock knees with your favorite writers and thinkers at one of Brooklyn's best alternative literary festivals: the third annual PAGE TURNER: The Asian American Literary Festival. To celebrate our 20th birthday, we'll start with an anniversary brunch and story session recounting the last twenty years of the Workshop as community, literary space, and arts scene. Our all-day line-up features many award-winning writers, including Junot Daz, Amitav Ghosh, Kimiko Hahn, Hari Kunzru, Teju Cole, Jayne Anne Phillips, and many others. We'll conclude the evening with a stage reading directed by Ralph Pena to honor the recipient of this year's Asian American Lifetime Achievement Award, the legendary Jessica Hagedorn.

Featuring: Jayne Anne Phillips, Christine Balance, Ed Bok Lee, Teju Cole, Siddhartha Deb, Junot Diaz, Negin Farsad, Amitav Ghosh, Jessica Hagedorn, Kimiko Hahn, Garrett Hongo, Andrew Hsiao, Amitava Kumar, Hari Kunzru, Jen Kwok, Minjin Lee, Brian Leung, Hisham Matar, Ralph Pena, Sadia Toor, Dora Wang, Jianying Zha. And AAWW storytellers: Tina Chang, Lisa Ko, Derek Nguyen, Peter Ong, Bino Realuyo, Barbara Tran, and Jeannie Wong.

Don't miss your chance to awkwardly schmooze with literary superstars while stealthily looking up words on your iPhone. It all goes down at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn -- where the literati go to party. Keep coming back as we update our full schedule here.

@powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
$5 per event
$20 All-Day Pass (does not include Afterword Party)
$30 All-Day Pass with Afterword Party
They're trying to raise $5000 by October 29. You can help make that happen. And for your generous donation, you will be showered with all kinds of fabulous gifts to choose from. For more information, and to make a pledge at Kickstarter here. And for further information about Page Turner 2011, go here.

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