The Asian American Writers' Workshop Launches 3 Magazines

Friday, June 15, 2012

From the PR (and good luck, the magazine business seems to be brutal)

Yeah, you read that right. We're launching three magazines. (Three!) We’re trying to think big--as big as a world where China and India are ascendant and where Asian Americans are bursting out of the margins as a new creative class rewriting what it means to be a global and American citizen. The Margins will be our flagship magazine and Workshop front-page--it’s where we’ll invent the future of Asian American intellectual culture. CultureStrike will share the best of immigrant counterculture in an online magazine at the vanguard of arts and politics. Open City: Urban Asian America will tell New Yawk stories in a time when the city is 70% people of color and home to more than a million Asian Americans. We’ll post videos of Maxine Hong Kingston, Junot Diaz, Teju Cole, Jeff Chang, and Amitav Ghosh and work from director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Das Racist’s Ashok Kondabolu and Amitava Kumar--so you’ll be able to join us even if you’re not in New York. And we want you to come to our June 28th LAUNCH PARTY to celebrate it.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be working out the kinks in our beta launch and come to our exclusive launch party on June 28 from 7pm-midnight at Projective Space (below). You’ll see Das Racist’s Ashok Kondabolu present a special custom show just for the party. Literary enfant terrible Tao Lin will deliver a slideshow about his Vice magazine columns about “Drug-Related Photoshop Art.” We’ll also feature two signature Remy Martin cocktails (the Remy Victory Tea and the Remy Royale), Tiger Beer, a photobooth, and DJing by Gigantic magazine editor James Yeh. Save the date and RSVP in advance.