Events

Karen Kao events
Teatro Farnese. Photo credit: Karen Kao

2022

12 January — 9 March | weekly at 20:00 CET | online
Level 1 Winter Workshop | International Writers’ Collective
Karen will teach an 8-week Level 1 core writing workshop.

11 May — 6 July | weekly at 20:00 CET | online
Level 1 Spring Workshop | International Writers’ Collective
Karen will teach an 8-week Level 1 core writing workshop.

12 – 18 June | Kenyon College
Kenyon Review Writers Workshop
This is my prize for winning the 2022 Short Nonfiction Contest. A week-long generative writing workshop on creative nonfiction taught by Dinty W. Moore.

3 and 10 July | 10:00-13:00 CEST | Amsterdam
Intro to Lyric Essay | International Writers’ Collective
Back by popular demand, this time as an in-person workshop in two half-day sessions on the lyric essay.

17 July | 17:30-19:00 CEST | Amsterdam
Master Class with Jenny Offill | International Writers’ Collective
An interview followed by a Q&A on fragmentary writing, the use of humor, and the writing craft by the author of Dept of Speculation and Weather.

3 Aug — 7 Sept | weekly at 20:00 CEST | online
Deep Dive into the Lyric Essay | International Writers’ Collective
A six-week online advanced course on the lyric essay.

2021

27 January-24 March | 20:00 CET | online
Level 1 Winter Workshop | International Writers’ Collective
Karen will teach an 8-week Level 1 core writing workshop.

1 February — 22 March | 20:00 CET | online
Level 1 Winter Workshop | International Writers’ Collective
Here’s another 8-week Level 1 core writing workshop, this time on Monday.

28 February | 15:00 CET | online
Book club | Democrats Abroad Saxony & Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus
Thank you, book lovers, for inviting me to speak about my debut novel, The Dancing Girl and the Turtle.

31 March | 12:00 CET | online
Stop AAPI Hate Vigil | Democrats Abroad Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus
A vigil to mark the Atlanta shooting of 6 Asian women.

16 May | 20:00 CET | online
Reading | Hill Street Women Artists Salon
Listen to Karen share new work with other women artists.

11 July | 15:00 CET | online
Master Class | International Writers’ Collective
I get to moderate this master class by Jing-Jing Lee on her novel, This Is How We Disappeared.

11 August-1 Sept | 20:00 CET | online
Lyric Essay Course | International Writers’ Collective
Karen will teach a special 4-week course on the lyric essay.

29 September – 24 November | weekly at 20:00 CET | online
Level 1 Autumn Workshop | International Writers’ Collective
Karen will teach an 8-week Level 1 core writing workshop.