The AAPI Writers Showcase was a wonderful evening where the community got to hear from nine Nashville AAPI creative writers at The Forge. MC'd by writer and Porch instructor Yurina Yoshikawa, this inaugural event celebrated the depth and diversity among writers in Nashville who identify as Asian American Pacific Islanders. The lineup included poetry by James Kyson, Nina Coyle, Jing Geng, and Jenny Zheng; fiction by Jackie Richardson; a short play by Josh Inocalla; and essays by Steve Haruch, Tomiko Peirano, and JR Robles. Topics included family, names, adolescence, mockingbirds, language, the universe, identity, and more.
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