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Past Events


June 27, 2022


Kundiman Craft Class

June 15, 2022

Presenter and Panel

Poets & Writer Mapping the Maze workshop


July 11-17, 2021

Panelist and Reader

Squaw Valley Community of Writers

Nevada City, California


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

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