Saturday, July 13, 2019

Writing from the Heart with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Volcano Art Center

Write with me today at Volcano Art Center! One day writing intensive, "Writing from the Heart," Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9:30-4:00
Writing from the Heart

The most powerful writing comes from the heart. What do you care about? What inspires you? What is special in your life? Frances Kai-Hwa Wang will offer the “Writing from the Heart” workshop on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9:30am – 4pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.
Write about the people, places, and memories that matter to you. Write to touch, inspire, move, persuade, and provoke readers. Write with emotion, write with spirit. Write from your own truest self to help others find theirs. This course explores the kind of writing that changes people, oneself included. And it begins honestly, one word, one day at a time.
Class fee is $75/$65 for VAC members. Bring a notebook, pen, and lunch.
Writing from the Heart with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Volcano Art Center

Calendar for July 13 - Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Today! Writing from the Heart at Volcano Art Center
WRITING FROM THE HEART WITH FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG
Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano
When: 9:30 a.m. today
Details: This course explores the kind of writing that changes people, oneself included. And it begins honestly, one word, one day at a time. Cost is $75, or $65 for VAC members. Bring a notebook, pen and lunch.
Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org
Calendar for July 13 - Hawaii Tribune-Herald

More details at http://volcanoartcenter.org/event/writing-from-the-heart-with-frances-kai-hwa-wang-2/?instance_id=11823

Friday, July 12, 2019

Mokupapapa hosts evening of music, verse and story - Hawaii Tribune-Herald



We're in the local paper paper! So old school! Check out our beautiful pictures!
A diverse group of storytellers will come together from 5:30-7 p.m. July 18 in downtown Hilo for an enchanting celebration of words and music in “Evoking Islands: An evening of Hawai‘i Song, Poetry and Prose” at Mokupapapa Discovery Center.
The program is inspired by Hawaii’s talk story heritage and the deep relationship to the archipelago’s natural wonders and enduring cultural traditions.

Four unique voices will evoke the islands:
• Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza, award-winning slack key artist, author of “From The Island Of Berkeley, Memoirs From A California-Born Hawaiian” and winner of the 2019 Na Hoku Hanohano Kiho‘alu Legacy Award.
• Leomi Bergknut, a Hilo-born writer whose poetry and short stories reflect the strong women of her Hawaiian, Japanese and Korean ancestry.
• Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Keaau poet and essayist, UH-Hilo creative writing lecturer and author of the chapbook “Where the Lava Meets the Sea.”
• Tom Peek, Volcano writer, former eruption ranger and author of the award winning Hawai’i novel “Daughters of Fire.”
This event is part of the center’s Third Thursday by the Bay. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Clayton Watkins at 933-8184 or clayton.watkins@noaa.gov.
The Mokupapapa Discover Center is located at 76 Kamehameha Ave.
Mokupapapa hosts evening of music, verse and story - Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

UHH writing classes begin today

University of Hawaii Hilo Summer 2019 classes begin today! I'll be teaching "Finding the Writer Within" on Tuesdays in July and "Storytelling Workshop: From Talk Story to Beyond" on Thursdays in July (with a special field trip to our literary reading at Mokupapapa July 18)
https://hilo.hawaii.edu/cce/classes/ 

Plus a one day class at Volcano Art Center on July 13, 2019, "Writing from the Heart," link and details coming soon.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

VAC workshop: Writing from the Heart - Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Writing from the Heart at Volcano Art Center -- in the local paper paper always makes me smile
The most powerful writing comes from the heart. What do you care about? What inspires you? What is special in your life?
Write about the people, places and memories that matter to you. Write to touch, inspire, move, persuade and provoke readers. Write with emotion; write with spirit. Write from your own truest self to help others find theirs.
This course explores the kind of writing that changes people, oneself included. And it begins honestly, one word, one day at a time.
When: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 13
Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano Village
Instructor: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayist, speaker, educator, and poet focused on issues of diversity, race, culture and the arts. For more information about the instructor, visit franceskaihwawang.com
Cost: $75, or $65 for VAC members. Bring a notebook, pen and lunch.
For more info or to register: Call VAC at 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
VAC workshop: Writing from the Heart - Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

UH Hilo offers summer writing workshops with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Register now for my UHH summer writing workshops
UH Hilo offers summer writing workshops with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Center for Community Engagement at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo once again offers Frances Kai-Hwa Wang's popular summer writing workshops.

“Finding the Writer Within” will help participants with short-timed writing exercises, tips and tricks. The class involves writing aloud and weekly discussions about strategy, craft, style, voice, emotion, humor, and heart. A notebook and pen are required. Classes are Tuesdays, July 9 - 30, 5 – 7:30 p.m., in UH Hilo's PB-5 classroom. The cost is $75.

“Storytelling Workshop: From Talk Story to Beyond” explores different ways of telling stories, including writing, speaking, singing, podcasting, memes, video, and art. Participants will write and share stories, study stories, discuss the role of emotion, learn different oral history techniques, see how storytelling can be used at work and at home, and try different storytelling techniques and styles. Class includes a field trip to a literary reading with music performance at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center on July 18. A notebook and pen are required. Classes are Thursdays, July 11 – August 1, 5 – 7:30 p.m., in UH Hilo's PB-5 classroom. The cost is $75.
Wang is a writer, speaker, activist and multicultural educator who teaches at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Where Lava Meets the Sea--Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawaiʻi.

For more information and to register, call 932-7830 or visit https://hilo.hawaii.edu/cce/.
UH Hilo offers summer writing workshops with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Monday, June 3, 2019

Covering the 2020 Census — Detroit – Poynter

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Thanks so much to Poynter for coming up to Detroit for this great regional Covering the 2020 Census - Detroit workshop at the Detroit Free Press on June 3-4, 2019. So much great information, so many great friends.

Covering the 2020 Census — Detroit – Poynter

Saturday, June 1, 2019

IS/LAND in Ann Arbor Observer photograph

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Hey look, IS/LAND is in the June 2019 Ann Arbor Observer in an article about AADL Tools, which we love.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Artists at the Community Development Table Workshop Presented with Americans for the Arts


So excited to attend the "Artists at the Community Development Table" Workshop presented with Americans for the Arts and CultureSource May 21, 2019, at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Met so many new friends at the back table, and learned about so many amazing arts projects and grant opportunities.

CultureSource - Artists at the Community Development Table Workshop Presented with Americans for the Arts

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Performance: IS/LAND That We Walk, DIA, Detroit

IS/LAND That We Walk makes its Detroit debut at the Detroit Institute of Arts today May 18 and 19, 2019, after performing in Chicago and Ann Arbor earlier this year. So beautiful. Where shall we go next?

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion | Detroit | Michigan

Thanks to Michigan Roundtable for inviting me to attend your conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, "Equipping the Workplace for Transformational Change," May 16, 2019, Marygrove College, Detroit.

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion | Detroit | Michigan