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No Time for Losers

Posted by on Dec 13, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 10 comments

No Time for Losers

I’ve read in the Harvard Business Review that successful people take the time to celebrate their victories.  So here I am celebrating with the greatest woman in the world, my wife Cindy. Shucks, I won the Member’s Choice Award for This Is a Bust at the Asian American Literary Awards ceremony on Monday.  This is the second time I’ve won it, the first being back in 2003 for this dirty little book. I’m very humbled, since this is the one award based on votes from members...

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Asian American Literary Awards — Yes!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2008 in Asian American, Writing | 0 comments

Asian American Literary Awards — Yes!

Wow, two posts in one day? You know I wouldn’t do this for nuthin’.  In fact, I heartily endorse this product or service: Celebrate the Eleventh Annual Asian American Literary Awards! Since 1998, The Asian American Writers’ Workshop has presented the Annual Asian American Literary Awards, the premier honor for Asian American writers in the country. This year, the Workshop will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of M. Butterfly by reuniting actor B.D. Wong and playwright...

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Back in Da City

Posted by on Jul 23, 2008 in Ed, Writing | 3 comments

Back in Da City

  From Portland, Maine’s Holiday Inn: Please Reuse The Towels. . .Or I’ll Shred You With My Talons! Yes, I got back to New York super early Saturday, but I’ve been too overwhelmed by everything until now to recount my travels.  It also didn’t help that the Greyhound I was taking from Cambridge, Mass., to New York arrived for boarding an hour late (11:30 pm instead of 10:30 pm), meaning we’d get back into Da City at 3 am instead of 2 am.  And it really...

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Intensities in the Twin Cities and an Upcoming Incident at Exeter

Posted by on Jul 6, 2008 in Ed, Writing | 3 comments

Intensities in the Twin Cities and an Upcoming Incident at Exeter

Yeah, that’ll work! I’m reading in Minneapolis!  The land of Husker Du and the Replacements!  Soul Asylum! And the seldom-heralded Man-Sized Action! I’m also going to Exeter, N.H., which is probably best known for the Phillips Exeter Academy and for this infamous UFO account. After that, it’s Portland, Maine, and then Boston. Although I’ve been to Boston many times, these are my first visits to the states of Minnesota, New Hampshire and Maine!  So show up, or...

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Enter This Writing Contest. Now.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2008 in Asian American, Writing | 0 comments

Enter This Writing Contest. Now.

You are a writer and you’ve been looking for that special contest that will recognize your talent because although you’re somewhat modest, you’re also quite competitive. Here it is! Co-sponsored by the good people at Hyphen Magazine and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Preeta Samarasan won this contest in 2007 and — holy shit! — now has her first novel out, Evening is the Whole Day! I highly suggest you enter right now. ENTER THE 2008 HYPHEN...

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I’m an Actor! I’m a Teacher! I’m on Tour!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 1 comment

I’m an Actor! I’m a Teacher! I’m on Tour!

Damn, did I milk this doorway for photos, or what? Yo! Three things to announce. 1) “Super Hero Blues,” a short film by the amazing Greg Pak that I did a voice character for, has won a PBS award! It’s airing tomorrow (June 7) on TV or watch it here. Featured: amazingly transcendent actor Brian Nishii. 2) Looking for a writing class this summer in New York City? I highly suggest you enroll with me in what will surely be the class that ends all classes at the Asian American...

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