Taking a Cue From Black Counterparts, Asian American Women Writers Brunch and Bond

  • Variety
It’s a Sunday morning in July. The doors to the dining room of a private home in West Los Angeles are swung wide open so that the 30 or so women sitting at folding banquet tables and on couches can take in some fresh air. Some crowd around the kitchen, where open boxes of donuts and bagels and trays of frittatas are out for a self-serve buffet. There’s a strawberry pie in the mix, for good measure, and plenty of coffee. Welcome to the Asian Women Writers Brunch.

The ongoing event has been Jennifer Hsu’s passion project. A practicing doctor, Hsu started writing three years ago after she says she grew tired of seeing her favorite Asian American TV characters being killed off, like Susie Chang (Tina Huang) on “Rizzoli & Isles” and Glen Rhee (Steven Yeun) on “The Walking Dead.”

“I started learning how to write but
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