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Asian American Writers Workshop launch party

June 28, 2012
What: A Party for the Launch of AAWW’s three new magazines:
The Margins, Open City, and CultureStrike

When: Thursday June 28th from 7pm-11pm

Where: Projective Space
72 Allen Street (@Grand) Third Floor
New York, NY 10002

How to RSVP: Claim your free tickets HERE

We’re launching three magazines and we want you to help us celebrate. Come to our exclusive launch party on June 28, and screenprint with activist and artist Julio Salgado, who was recently the first undocumented immigrant to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine, along with fellow undocuqueer artist Felipe Baeza. You’ll see the stylings of Das Racist’s Ashok Kondabolu --it’ll be about Ashton Kutcher wearing brownface. Literary enfant terrible Tao Lin will deliver a slideshow about his Vice magazine columns about “Drug-Related Photoshop Art.” Ishle Park, aka the "Queen of Queens", that borough's first Poet Laureate, will throw down some verse. Christina Xu of The Awesome Foundation and Rekha Malhotra aka DJ Rekha will tell you about their forays into the future of Asian American awesomeness. We’ll also feature two signature Remy Martin cocktails (the Remy Victory Tea and the Remy Royale), a photobooth, and DJing by Gigantic magazine editor James Yeh.

We’ll also have crowd-sourced tote bags sporting the winning photos from from our Passport Photo Contest, judged by acclaimed visual artist Tania Bruguera, the Guggenheim Fellow behind Immigrant Movement International.

What? You wanted to learn more about the magazines? Well, we’re thrilled to launch three web-magazines that (we hope!) will change the way you think of global intellectual culture and what it means to be alive in our post-multicultural but not postracial age: The Margins, Open City, and CultureStrike.

The Margins is our flagship magazine of arts and ideas--it’s where we’ll invent the future of Asian American intellectual culture. Open City: Urban Asian America is our 100% New Yawk magazine that’ll give voice to the stories that make New York what it is--but that are never told.

CultureStrike will share the best of immigrant counterculture in an online magazine at the vanguard of arts and politics. Managed by an editorial team with experience at The Atlantic Monthly, Grantland, and the New York Times, the Workshop magazines will feature exclusive video of authors Junot Díaz, Jhumpa Lahiri, Teju Cole, and Maxine Hong Kingston and new work by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Ashok Kondabolu and Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Gold.

Of course, you don’t have to be Asian to be part of the conversation. You've just got to be interested in carefully curated stories about more than one million New Yorkers and two-thirds of the world. Named one of the top five Asian American groups nationally, covered by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and WNYC, the AAWW is excited to introduce three game-changing magazines that’ll incubate new interpretations of what it means to be both an American and a global citizen.