Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Detroit Writing Room Book Club ft. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang Tickets, Tue, May 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite



Join The Detroit Writing Room Book Club for our May author talk on May 31, 2022, 7pm EDT/4pm PDT/ 1pm HST featuring Frances Kai-Hwa Wang! Frances is the author of "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids" that will be published by the Wayne State University Press in March 2022.

During the virtual book talk, guests will have an opportunity to greet the author, enjoy a book discussion and ask questions during a live Q&A. There will also be a book giveaway at the end!

Schedule: 7 - 7:15 p.m. 
- Meet-and-Greet 7:15 - 7:40 p.m. 
- Book Talk 7:40 - 7:55 p.m. 
- Q&A 7:55 - 8 p.m. 
- Book Giveaway

Tickets: Detroit Writing Room Book Club members receive free admission and 30% off the book. Sign up to become a member at detroitwritingroom.com/2022-book-club. Single admission is $15 for non-members.

Tickets are nonrefundable. The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the event. Registration closes at 6:30 p.m. EST on May 31, 2022. This event is recorded.

Facebook Event link: May Book Club ft. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Facebook Detroit Writing Room Book Club

Registration link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/detroit-writing-room-book-club-ft-frances-kai-hwa-wang-tickets-258783286777

Detroit Writing Room Book Club ft. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang Tickets, Tue, May 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Book Discussion | Katie Yamasaki | Ann Arbor District Library

Book Discussion | Katie Yamaski


Book Discussion | Katie Yamasaki
Wednesday May 11, 2022: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
AADL.TV
Muralist and picture book creator Katie Yamasaki has created lavishly illustrated tales on the themes of diversity, resilience, and the impact of mass incarceration on communities. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and AADL staff discuss three of her works for children: Fish for Jimmy, When the Cousins Came, and Everything Naomi Loved.

https://annarborobserver.com/mc-events/ann-arbor-district-library-book-discussion/?mc_id=2349

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Mail Art | University of Michigan Library

Just found out that the AADL UMich Library Pandemic Mail Art exhibit is up! At Hatcher Library
Event details
April 12 - June 5
Hatcher North Lobby Cases, Hatcher Library North

Exhibit
View postcards from the pandemic. When the U-M Library and the Ann Arbor District Library asked community members to submit handmade postcards — mail art — in 2020 to capture the emotions and experiences of the Ann Arbor and U-M community during challenging pandemic times, creative pieces of art started arriving at the library.
Stop by the Hatcher Library to view these physical artifacts that reflect how people were coping during the unexpected Covid-19 shutdown.


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Film Discussion | Who Killed Vincent Chin? | Ann Arbor District Library



Film Discussion | Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Saturday May 7, 2022: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
AADL.TV
Author and community member Frances Kai-Hwa Wang joins AADL staff to discuss the documentary 1989 Who Killed Vincent Chin? She will provide background information about this anti-Asian American hate crime that happened in Detroit in 1981 and connect it to violence against Asian American people today.

An in-person screening of this film will occur on Tuesday, May 3rd at the Downtown Library. A virtual screening will also take place immediately prior to this event.

Film Discussion | Who Killed Vincent Chin? | Ann Arbor District Library

Permanent Youtube link https://youtu.be/fzQskydMDKM

Film Screening | Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Saturday May 7, 2022: 3:00pm to 4:30pm
AADL.TV
On a hot summer night in Detroit, Ronald Ebens, an autoworker, killed a young Chinese-American engineer with a baseball bat. Although he confessed, he never spent a day in jail. This gripping Academy Award-nominated film relentlessly probes the implications of the murder in the streets of Detroit, for the families of those involved, and for the American justice system. 
This 1989 87-minute documentary is unrated. At 5pm you can watch AADL staff will discuss this film with author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang. Click here to learn more.
Film Screening | Who Killed Vincent Chin? | Ann Arbor District Library

“Who Killed Vincent Chin” - Ann Arbor Observer
https://annarborobserver.com/mc-events/who-killed-vincent-chin-2/?mc_id=2571

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Today Michigan Asian Pacific American Advisory Commission (MAPAAC) Virtual Literary Reading

 

Come check out this great Asian American literary festival and reading to celebrate 150 years since the first two Asians (one Japanese international student to UM, one Chinese immigrant to Detroit) came to Michigan. Featuring Asian American writers from or in or with a connection to Michigan, sponsored by Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission on Thurs May 5 4-6pm EDT/1-3pm PDT Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 

Where are you from? Where are you really from? 150 years of Asian Americans in Michigan 1872-2022
Michigan Asian Pacific American Advisory Commission (MAPAAC) Virtual Literary Reading
Thurs., May 5, 2022, 4-6pm EDT, Zoom
Direct registration link bit.ly/3Mgy32j

Order our books from 27th Letter Books, an Asian American owned bookstore in Detroit: https://www.27thletterbooks.com/event/where-are-you-where-are-you-really-150-years-asian-americans-michigan

Update: Recording will be available soon. In the meantime, look how cute we are!



Tuesday, May 3, 2022

A visit to this market turns up Ramadan decorations and growing Muslim visibility in Michigan | PBS NewsHour

My article for PBS NewsHour

WESTLAND, Mich. – Holidays, festivals and religious observances are a time to decorate one’s home, wear festive clothing and serve special foods, but for years when it comes to Ramadan, finding celebratory items to buy has been a challenge in many parts of the United States – even in places like Michigan with large Muslim populations.

“Growing up in America, these types of things were just not available. We weren’t able to have these decors and these celebrations of our heritage and our culture and our religion,” said Fardusee Jaigirdar, co-founder of an all-women-owned collaborative event-planning and décor business.

A visit to this market turns up Ramadan decorations and growing Muslim visibility in Michigan | PBS NewsHour

Today! Author Reading in Detroit at Pages Bookshop

 

Today! Live, in person poetry reading for my new book, "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids," Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6pm-7pm EDT, Detroit

Pages Bookshop Author Event
Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6:00 pm EDT, in person
19560 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48223

Pages Bookshop

Monday, May 2, 2022

Thursday! Where are you from? Where are you really from? 150 years of Asian Americans in Michigan 1872-2022 and 12 writers

 

Come check out this great Asian American literary festival and reading to celebrate 150 years since the first two Asians (one Japanese international student to UM, one Chinese immigrant to Detroit) came to Michigan. Featuring Asian American writers from or in or with a connection to Michigan, sponsored by Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission on Thurs May 5 4-6pm EDT/1-3pm PDT Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 

Where are you from? Where are you really from? 150 years of Asian Americans in Michigan 1872-2022
Michigan Asian Pacific American Advisory Commission (MAPAAC) Virtual Literary Reading
Thurs., May 5, 2022, 4-6pm EDT, Zoom
Direct registration link bit.ly/3Mgy32j

Order our books from 27th Letter Books, an Asian American owned bookstore in Detroit: https://www.27thletterbooks.com/event/where-are-you-where-are-you-really-150-years-asian-americans-michigan