To Spread a Table Fuller, Miranda Kuo Gallery, July 2017

Sunday, July 23 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM To Spread a Table Fuller: Yasmin Majeed and Nadia Q. Ahmad Subject to Change: Writing Erasure & Witness

(Organized by Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin)

How can writers of color combat the erasure of difference and bear witness to it in writing? In this collaborative workshop we will explore this question through readings, discussion, and generative writing prompts. Through the work of womxn writers of color––including Trinh T. Minh Ha, Solmaz Sharif, Audre Lorde, and others––we will reimagine our role as marginalized subjects and writers in the context of white-centrist literature.

Nadia Q. Ahmad is a writer, based in her hometown of Queens. Her work has been published in Newtown Literary, SpliceLit, AAWW Open City, and The Margins. She most recently worked as Program Associate at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and is a VONA/Voices alum.

Yasmin Majeed is the Editorial Assistant for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, where she helps edit their literary magazine, The Margins. She has written for the Coalition Zine, Elastic Mag, and the Ploughshares blog. She lives in New York. 

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