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Past Events


March 08-1a, 2023


AWP Conference & Bookfair

Seattle, WA


July 04, 2022


Academy of American Poets Student Poetry Prize

Seoul, Korea

June 27, 2022


Kundinman Craft Class

June 15, 2022

Presenter and Panel

Poets & Writer Mapping the Maze workshop


December 01, 2021

Panelist and Judge

Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award

Bucheon, Korea

August 31, 2021

Participating Judge

Strangers Press Translation Literary Prize

Seoul, Korea

July 11-17, 2021

Panelist and Reader

Squaw Valley Community of Writers

Nevada City, California

June 30, 2021


Academy of American Poets Student Poetry Prize

Seoul, Korea




June 29, 2020


Academy of American Poets Student Poetry Prize

Seoul, Korea


July 8-15, 2019

Workshop Leader and Panelist

Squaw Valley Community of Writers

Nevada City, California

February 21, 2019


Wasafiri Magazine Special Issue Launch

London, England



October 21-27, 2018

Speaker and Reader

Seoul International Writers' Festival

Seoul, Korea

May 24-27, 2018


The Litro Book Festival

The SOAS University

March 24-25, 2018

Main Speaker and Panel

The Bookworm Literary Festival

Beijing, China

March 7-10, 2018

Writing Women's Interior Lives

AWP Conference

Tampa, Florida

February 16, 2018

Reading for Get Lit

Eastern Washington University

February 12-17, 2018

41st Annual Writers Week Conference

University of California, Riverside


September 12-20,2017

Speaker and International Panel

Brooklyn Book Festival

July 9,2017

Keynote Speaker

Squaw Valley Writer's Workshop

June 3-4, 2017

Bay Area Book Festival

Berkeley, CA

​May 18-22, 2017

2017 Turin International Book Fair

Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino

Torino, Italy

April 21-23, 2017

Book Prize Ceremony April 21, Festival of Books April 22-23 

LA Times Festival of Books

USC Campus, LA

April 20, 2017

Talk at UC Irvine 

University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA 

March 16-17, 2017

Macau Literary Festival

Macau, China

March 4-9, 2017

Adelaide Writers' Week

Reading and Discussion

Adelaide, Australia 

February 11-12, 2017

Reading and Discussion

Times of India Literary Festival 

Bangalore, India


December 6, 2016 at 6:30PM

Annual Awards Dinner

The Center for Fiction

Metropolitan Club of New York 

November 11, 2016 at 3:00-6:30PM

The New Modern: Understanding Korea Through Film and Literature 

Reading and Q&A with Krys Lee

Screening of "The Royal Tailor" and Q&A with Director Won Suk Lee

KLI Auditorium, Yonsei University

November 8, 2016 7:30-9:00PM 

Conversation with Krys Lee

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch

Residents' Lounge, Somerset Palace 

October 7, 2016 at 7:30 PM

conversation with Mariko Nagai

Temple University, Japan Campus 

Tokyo, Japan

September 30, 2016 at 7PM

book signing 

What the Book?

Itaewon, Seoul 

August 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Reading and Discussion

Book Soup

Los Angeles, CA

In Conversation with Steph Cha 

August 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Reading and Discussion

Book Passage

San Francisco, CA

In Conversation with Michael David Lukas

August 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Asian American Writers’ Workshop

New York, NY

In Conversation with Barbara Demick and Sukjong Hong

August 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Reading and Discussion

Greenlight Bookstore

Brooklyn, NY

In Conversation with Jessie Chaffee 


August 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Reading and Discussion

Elliott Bay Book Co.

Seattle, WA

August 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Reading and Discussion
The Booksmith
San Francisco, CA

In Conversation with Adam Johnson

August 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Reading and Discussion
Elliott Bay Book Co.
Seattle, WA


May 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Keynote Speech
AAJA-Asia’s N3Con
Seoul, South Korea

February 13-14, 2016
Reading and Panels
Bangkok Edge Festival of Ideas
Bangkok, Thailand



June 18-21, 2015
Reading and Panels
London Short Story Festival
London, U.K.

March 12, 2015
Discussion Panel
Kim Dae-jung Forum on the World’s Future
Seoul, South Korea


April 8-10, 2014
Discussion Panels and Book Signing
London Book Fair
London, U.K.

February 4, 2014
Writers Week
University of California, Riverside

February 26-March 1, 2014
Reading and Panel
2014 AWP Conference & Book Fair
Seattle, Washington State Convention Center & Sheraton Seattle Hotel



October 3-6, 2013
Keynote Speaker, Reading, and Panel
Bangkok International Literature Festival
Bangkok, Thailand

October 29-November 1, 2013
Judge for the 2013 Neustadt International Literary Prize
Neustadt Literary Festival
University of Oklahoma

November 14-16, 2013
Reading and Panels
Philippine International Literary Festival
Manila, Philippines

May 7-22, 2013
Reading and Panel
Asia house festival- London
UK, London



November 2-11, 2012
Reading and Panels
Singapore Writers Festival

October 3-7, 2012
Reading and Panels
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
Bali, Indonesia

August 11-27, 2012
Reading and Panel
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Edinburgh, Scotland

July 7-14, 2012
Reading and Panel
Squaw Valley Writer’s Conference
Squaw Valley, California

June 16, 2012 at 6 PM
What the Book Bookstore
Itaewon, Seoul
Seoul, Korea

April 21-22, 2012 at 3 PM
Panel and Book Signing
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California (USC),
Los Angeles, CA

April 12-14, 2012
Reading with Catherine Chung and Alex Gilvarry
Association of Asian American Studies Conference
Capital Hilton Hotel
Washington, D.C.

Tuesday April 10, 2012 at 7 PM
Reading and Discussion
The Women’s Club of Albany
Albany, NY 12208

April 9, 2012 at 7 PM
Reading Followed by Q and A with Writer Alexander Chee
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop
New York, NY

April 6, 2012 at 7 PM
Boston Korean Adoptees
Cambridge Community Center
Cambridge, MA

April 5, 2012 at 7 PM
Porter Square Books
Cambridge, MA 02140

March 22-25, 2012
Reading and Various Events
Lit Fest
Dallas, TX

March 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM
M.I.A. Art Literary Series
The Fresh Cafe Space

March 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Reading, book signing, and reception
Humanities Building 193
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA

February 29-March 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Associated Writers Program Annual Conference
Book signing sponsored by the Center for Fiction
Hilton Chicago & Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, Illinois

February 23-26, 2012
Desert Night, Rising Stars
Arizona State University Book Festival
Guest lecturer

February 20, 2012 at 7 PM
The Loft Literary Center
Suite 200, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

February 16, 2012 at 7 PM
NYU Reading Series (New Women Writers)
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York, NY 10011

February 10, 2012 at 7 PM
Vroman’s Bookstore
Pasadena, CA

February 9, 2012 at 6 PM
Book Passage
San Francisco, CA

February 8, 2012 at 7 PM
University Bookstore
Seattle, WA 98105

February 6, 2012 at 7 PM
Center for Fiction
New York, NY 10017

Upcoming Events


May 10-14, 2023


Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane, Australia

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