AKIN Reads invites writers to redefine the narrative of people of color in the written arts. To build a community that reminds writers and readers of literature that the experiences, stories, and perspective of people of color are layered, relatable, and valid. Working with AKIN’s Writers Roster, made up of an array of follow POCs, AKIN Literature aims for both thought provoking and entertaining stories to be brought forth to an audience.
Chris Kondracki is back! After debuting the first episode of AKIN’s S.O.S. (Sauce on the Side). Chris still has something to say about his experience when dealing with his upbringing with traditional Chinese food and chain Chinese restaurants who advertise themselves as such.
AKIN gives cheers and talks with emerging playwright Niko Crawford. Asking the important questions; perspective on race, identity, assimilation, favorite karaoke song, and a scoop on his newest play before an upcoming reading.
AKIN takes out rising superstar playwright Ren Dara Santiago to happy hour out in New York. In these 21 questions we gain insight on Ren's professional, personal, and creative journey; with advice on what she sees as key to create honest true stories. Included is an excerpt from Santiago’s “The Siblings Play”
African American writer Micheal McMillan is in disbelief at what the country has come to! Open letter to his fellow citizen, brothers and sisters, asking: Do we see whats going on? It’s almost disrespectful!
It’s one thing when a boyfriends family accepts you but when a whole community does, you might start questions your place in appreciation vs appropriation. The cute blondie Tashiana Seebeck finds family in the Filipino Community.