Introduced and moderated “Experimental Plant Life” featuring Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Desiree Bailey at Barnard. 23 March 2023.
‘100% authentic fake:’ Corky Lee’s Asian America, with Ken Chen. Guest on Time to Say Goodbye podcast with E. Tammy Kim and Jay Caspian Kang. 8 March 2023.
Interviewing Hua Hsu at the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, 15 November 2022.
Introducing Annie Ernaux at Barnard, 14 October 2022.
In conversation with Qian Julie Wang at the Museum of City of New York, May 9, 2022.
Moderator for Whiting Nonfiction Awards event featuring Philip Gourevitch, Salamishah Tillet, Meghan O’Rourke, and Albert Samaha at Brooklyn Public Library main branch, 2 February 2022. Video available here:
Conversation with James Hannaham for
Pilot Imposter for City of Asylum, 1 December 2021. Viewable here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/hannaham-chen.
In conversation with Laura Raicovich with Aruna D’Souza and Dr. Kelli Morgan for Brooklyn Public Library, 15 June 2021. Video available here:
Interviewing Sesshu Foster and Arturo Ernesto Romo for Greenlight Bookstore, June 10, 2021.
Conversation with Gina Apostal for The Revolution According to Raymunda Matta, for City of Asylum, April 8, 2021. Viewable here:
Reading with Youmna Chlala for the Poetry Center of San Francisco, April 1, 2021.
Asian American Classics with Alexander Chee, Jessica Hagedorn, & Hua Hsu, AAWW, May 30, 2019.
Participant for N+1 Paper Monument’s event at the New York Art Book Fair for its 2018 anthology, As Radical, As Mother, As Salad, As Shelter: What Should Art Institutions Do Now?. With Chloë Bass, Lori Cole, and Roger White. September 22nd, 2019.
Introducing and interview Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi and Jeffrey Yang, February 15, 2020 at Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
Introducing and interviewing John Yau and Jennifer Hayashida, June 12, 2018, Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
Reading “Anti-West or The Beginning” at More Than A Manifesto: The Poet’s Essay at Columbia University, March 3, 2018.
Introduction to Gina Apostol’s Insurrecto, February 7, 2018, Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
Introducing and interviewing Min Jin Lee about Pachinko at the Tenement Museum, March 15. 2017.
Introduction to Maxine Hong Kingston for the 40th anniversary of Woman Warrior, co-organized by NYU and Asian American Writers’ Workshop, April 20, 2017 at Verso Books.
“Trump’s America and Anti-Fascist Organizing,” election response panel organized by Verso Books, with Muna Mire, Bhaskar Sunkara, John Nichols, Donna Murch, and Maryam Jamshidi, November 10, 2016.
Introducing and interviewing Jennifer Hayashida, Tyehimba Jess, David Lau, & Cheena Marie Lo. September 15, 2016, Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
Talking about diversity and publishing for BRIC TV, Oct 17, 2016.
Introducing and interviewing Ruth Ozeki and Tash Aw. September 23, 2016, Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
Introducing and interviewing NourbeSe Philip and Phinder Dulai for “Archive Seance,” Feburary 25, 2016, Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
Liu Xia Tribute Reading, curated by Pen America, with Nick Flynn, Tina Chang, and Ming Di. December 1, 2015, Bookcourt.
Introducing and interviewing the poet Phil Metres about his book Sand Opera, September 18, 2015, Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
Interviewing Amitav Ghosh at Verso Books, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, September 10, 2015.
Talking to Ellen Wu about the Model Minority stereotype, October 30, 2014, Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
Introducing and interviewing Amitav Ghosh about the Ibis Trilogy at PAGE TURNER: AAWW’s Literary Festival (2011).
At the Academy of American Poets – Poets Forum, October 25, 2013.
Reading a June Jordan poem for Yet Do I Marvel: Black Iconic Poets of the 20th Century, curated by the Poetry Society of America. November 7, 2013.