Virtual ROAR Story Slam 2021
Welcome to our first virtual ROAR Story Slam – an annual live storytelling competition hosted by KoreanAmericanStory.org. Six finalists, who have been specially selected from our submission pool, will perform their unique, creative, and authentic Korean American story for a chance to win a cash prize of up to $1,000. Finalists will also receive free LG wireless headphones and lights to use at the live event courtesy of our sponsors Paul Kim & Lucy Lee and LG Electronics. Each finalist will have no more than six minutes to tell their story, without the use of scripts nor props. The winners will be determined by audience vote, which will be revealed at the end of the event. Our goals are to encourage Korean Americans to recognize the significance and range of our community’s narratives, to document and preserve them and to showcase them for the community and the public beyond.
Writers Block: E.J. Koh
In our second edition of Writers Block, we’ll be hosting E.J. Koh, author of The Magical Language of Others.
Writers Block: Frances Cha
Writers Block is our new quarterly free virtual community event where you can personally engage with Korean American authors live!
LA ROAR Story Slam 2020: Photos & Videos
Finalists: Kyle Chang, MJ Kang, Alexander Jun, Lowell Rojon, Sora Seung-Hyun Chung, Minzi. Judges: Phil Yu, Minji Chang, Ien Chi, Amanda Suk, Kyung B. Yoon. Emcee: Ellie Lee. Performer: Year of the Ox
LA ROAR Story Slam 2020
The LA Story Slam, hosted by Ellie Lee, will feature a musical performance by Year of the OX and six storytelling finalists will be competing live for cash awards with a distinguished panel of judges.
Chicago ROAR Story Slam 2019: Photos & Videos
Six fantastic storytelling contestants [Stephanie Kim, Sam Yu, Cassie Chee, Deb Kim, Steve Han, Kris Kim] competed at our first Chicago ROAR Story Slam. Panel of Judges: David Rhee, Sue Pak, Ji-Yeon Yuh, Jin Kim, Kathy Im. Emcee: Mia Park. Performer: Eunji Kim
Annual Gala 2020 (Virtual)
We’re shipping the food and drinks to you! Hang out with Daniel Dae Kim, Jihae, and David Kim while enjoying a specially curated meal from Cote, a Michelin Star Korean steakhouse and artisanal, handcrafted makgeolli from Brooklyn brewery, Hana Makgeolli.
Annual Gala 2019
We thank and celebrate our honorees – Andy Kim, Kristen Kish, and Kyung B. Yoon – who shared their wonderful stories. A big thank you to our fantastic NYC Story Slam 2019 winners, Jen Kim and Claire Choi, our musical performer Year of the Ox, and our fabulous host Vivian Lee. We hope many of you can join us next year for our special 10th Anniversary!
Annual Gala 2018
We thank our honorees, Tereza Lee, Joon H. Kim and Diana Son, who shared their wonderful stories. We give our heartfelt thanks to the Story Slam performers, Anthony Luckett and David Choi, who moved us to laugh and cry.
Kimjang 2019: Photos
We hosted our first ever Fall Benefit with a special Kimjang led by Hyosun Ro, creator of food blog Korean Bapsang. Who knew how long the process of making traditional kimchi really takes? Hyosun took us through the 2-day process with her expert, detailed instructions. With the 60 heads of cabbages our team prepared the day before, our guests transformed them all into kimchi – communal style – and experienced the true spirit of kimjang which brings people together! Special thank you to Hyosun Ro, Windrose Restaurant NYC, West 32 Soju, and our volunteers for a successful night! Photos: Alan Tan www.alan-tan.com
Join us for a special night of preserving the fading traditional art of kimchi-making with Hyosun Ro of Korean Bapsang as we learn from her how to make traditional pogi kimchi at Windrose Restaurant NYC. This hands-on community building culinary experience will teach you how to make kimchi from scratch that you will take home while enjoying stories of the kimjang tradition over food and drinks.
Celebration of Korean American Women Authors
Professor Minsoo Kang, who teaches European history at University of Missouri-St. Louis, opened up the stage with an introduction for 5 brilliant Korean American women authors to share their personal stories at the Celebration of Korean American Women Authors event, held on Dec. 8, 2017.