Literature and Art Corner

Join the 1882 Foundation’s reading and discussion groups, every Thursday 10:30AM – 5:00PM at our 508 I Street NW, Washington, DC office! No prior knowledge needed to attend. Stay for as long as you would like.

In the tradition of its iconic Talk Story series held monthly in DC Chinatown, the 1882 Foundation encourages all to explore and discuss the stories of our AAPI community that have been and are continuing to be told in literature.

The Foundation is compiling lists of books and authors that speak to the AAPI narrative through historical documentation, biographies, memoirs, novels, poetry, drama, etc. Our list will be updated regularly on this website. We welcome you to help us shape this initiative. If you recently read a novel or short story that moved you to consider aspects of the Chinese American experience or saw a film that captured an emotion or attended a play in which the character and performance portrayed an essential truth in being ethnic Chinese in a predominately white society, let us know! Write a review, add a photo or image if you have one, and send it to us. Try to stay within 750 words.