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Sonny Mehta to Receive AAWW Lifetime Achievement Award

aaww-reception-invite.jpgThe Asian American Writers’ Workshop is hosting “Page Turner,” its first all-day literary festival, this Saturday at Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena—and on Friday night, the Workshop will present Sonny Mehta with its Lifetime Achievement Award in a ceremony that features an appearance by one of Knopf‘s literary stars, Michael Ondaatje. There are two levels of access to the Friday night event: $50 lets you in on a cocktail reception at 7 p.m., but for $500 you can stick around for the gala dinner afterwards. (Both tickets include full access to Saturday’s events, which are also priced separately or on a day-pass.)

Full disclosure: GalleyCat senor editor Ron Hogan is one of many guest speakers Saturday; he’ll be moderating a discussion about “Queering the Asian-American Coming of Age Story” with novelists Alexander Chee, Abha-Dawesar, and Rakesh Satyal that afternoon.

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