Women Warriors: a Solidarity Reading by Asian American Writers' Workshop

"I had forgotten this chant that was once mine, given me by my mother, who may not have known its power to remind. She said I would grow up a wife and a slave, but she taught me the song of the warrior woman, Fa Mu Lan. I would have to grow up a warrior woman."

—Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

Join us for a marathon reading featuring a powerhouse collective of Asian American women. In the aftermath of the horrific murders in Atlanta, GA, we offer this space as one for grieving, healing, and empowering. During a time marked by tragedy, anger, and loss, we look to our artistry to find and celebrate the resilience and brilliance of each and every woman warrior. 


Hala Alyan | Gina Apostol | Tina Cane | Jennifer Chang | Tina Chang | Victoria Chang | Cathy Linh Che | Marilyn Chin | Christina Chiu | Susan Choi | Mai Der Vang | Tarfia Faizullah | Monica Ferrell | Sarah Gambito | Kimiko Hahn | Nathalie Handal | Maxine Hong Kingston | Emily Jungmin Yoon | E. J. Koh | Eugenia Leigh | Muriel Leung | Marie Myung-Ok Lee | Aimee Nezhukumatathil | Wang Ping | Paisley Rekdal | Brynn Saito | Purvi Shah | Brenda Shaughnessy | Monica Sok | Adrienne Su | Adeeba Talukder | Jia Tolentino | Barbara Tran | Monique Truong | Sally Wen Mao | Jane Wong | Jenny Xie | Ishle Yi Park | Monica Youn | Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai | C Pam Zhang

This event is presented in collaboration and partnership with Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang and the PEN America Literary Action Coalition. This program will be streamed on the Asian American Writers’ Workshop YouTube channel.