We strive to make Asian American (Asian Pacific Islander, South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, immigrant) stories visible in Chicagolandia and the Midwest. To this end, Banyan supports the creativity and professional development of Asian American writers. Banyan welcomes all who write respectfully with loving attention to historical and cultural accuracy about Asian America and who want to support and celebrate Asian American stories.

Our emphases:

  • Professional Development
  • Growing Our Intergenerational Audience, Strengthening Our Community
  • Building Bridges to Multicultural Audiences
  • Collaborations with other Asian American Artists
  • Kapwa Spirit. We value kindness.