Half block party, half book bash, PAGE TURNER: The AAWW Food and Books Festival is an unforgettable all-day free public fair that’ll bring together more than 30 writers and performers and the best of Brooklyn culinary culture. Drop by Roulette and the YWCA in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday, October 5, 2013, grab a cup of Pearl Milk Tea, chomp on a dumpling, and prepare to have your heart opened and your mind blown.

Yes, it's the most ambitious event we've ever done. Yes, you should bring your whole family for the Brooklyn foodie stands and kid-friendly craft workshops. No, you don't have to pay a dime. And yes, we're still unrepentant bookworms: check out the line-up and reserve your spot forthwith!


  • Ken Chen, Executive Director
  • Jyothi Natarajan, Managing Editor / Editor, The Margins
  • Sharmila Venkatasubban, Editor, CultureStrike
  • Tina Pamintuan, Editor, Open City
  • Amna Ahmad, Program Director
  • Nadia Ahmad, Program Assistant
  • Margaret Chen, Financial Consultant
  • Bryan Eslinger, Web Producer
  • Manu Sachdeva, PAGE TURNER Designer

(Titles for identification purposes only)

  • Alexis Bhagat, ((Audience))
  • Wah-Ming Chang, Melville House
  • Jennifer Hayashida, Director of Asian American Studies, Hunter
  • Ashok Kondabolu, formerly of Das Racist
  • Siddhartha Lokanandi, London Review of Books
  • Andrea Louie & Elena Chang, Asian American Arts Alliance
  • Herb Tam, Museum of Chinese in America
  • James Yeh, GIGANTIC


  • Harold Augenbraum
  • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Jessica Hagedorn
  • Kimiko Hahn
  • Andrew Hsiao
  • Stewart Ikeda
  • Gish Jen
  • Elaine Kim
  • Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Russell Leong
  • David Mura
  • Robert Polito
  • Arthur Sze
  • Shawn Wong