Xu Xi, who has a couple of podcasts here this week, will be on the panel Page Turners: Asian American Literature in the 21st Century. From Hmong to Iran to Turkmenistan, Asian American literature is broadening its terrain. The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is at the fore of this conversation on “radical inclusivity. But what unifies these cultures and aesthetics? Join an eclectic group of writers in conversation as they come together to discuss the future of the Asian American arts movement in a post multi-cultural world. Today, Friday, 10:30-11:45, Empire Ballroom, â€¨Omni Shoreham Hotel, West Lobby, F137.
Debra Di Blasi, who did a podcast on the operation of Jaded Ibis Press, will have four of her authors at an off-site reading with TABLE-X group. Today at 7:00 pm, and tomorrow at 12:00 am, Steve's Bar Room, 1337 Connecticut Avenue NW # 2. Jaded Ibis will also have author signings today, Friday, at their table in the bookfair (LETTER I, Number 8), 11:30-1:30.
Roy Kesey, Vermin on the Mount, off-site, 8 pm, MIE N YU, 3125 M Street NW, DC. "A night of irreverent readings, an extraordinary raffle, and a boatload of bad jokes aimed at embarrassing my mother, sponsored by the fine folks at Annalemma Magazine." Kim Chinquee, Roy Kesey, Amber Sparks, Lindsay Hunter, Nicolette Kittinger, Tom Williams, Al Heathcock & Scott McClanahan.