Sunday, September 9, 2018

Open Mic & Share Poetry feat Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

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Open Mic & Share Poetry feat Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

New Ann Arbor courses coming soon: Memoir in Free Verse



New Ann Arbor courses coming soon through Springfed Arts! Check out Springfed.org

Memoir in Free Verse

Writing workshop with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Everyone has interesting stories to tell, but not everyone knows where to begin. Whether you want to write a family history for your loved ones or publish a memoir of your life, why not start here, one word, one story at time? Short writing and reading exercises, tips and tricks to overcome barriers to writing, if you can tell your story, you can write your story! No prerequisites. Bring a notebook and a pen.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayist, speaker, educator, and poet focused on issues of race, culture, and the arts. Her writing has appeared at NBC News Asian America, PRI Global Nation, New America Media, Cha Asian Literary Journal, Kartika Review, and several anthologies, journals, and art exhibitions. She teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American media and civil rights law at the University of Michigan, and she teaches creative writing at University of Hawaii Hilo and Washtenaw Community College. Franceskaihwawang.com

6 class sessions, 2 hours each session, weekday times

Fall term Oct-Nov, Winter term Feb-Mar, Spring term April-May

Tuition $130 for members, $180 for nonmembers

Membership Springfed Arts $50 (1 year)

Dates, times, locations available soon at Springfedarts.org or Franceskaihwawang.com (still setting things up with venue)

Saturday, September 8, 2018

SAT/ACT Essay writing and Public Speaking classes

Teaching SAT/ACT Essay writing and Public Speaking classes at Ann Hua Chinese School again this year! Sundays 11-12 and 2-3, starting Sept. 9. See you all there!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A2SO @ 90 - Ann Arbor Observer

My article for the Ann Arbor Observer, August 2018 issue

"This is a quality-sensitive community," says Lipsky. "Ann Arbor is a hub for the best professional orchestras in the world. So we are lucky to be here, but our audience--which is the same audience--comes to expect the same experience as with the Berlin Philharmonic."

A2SO @ 90 - Ann Arbor Observer

Sunday, August 26, 2018

College Application Essay Writing Workshop

College Application Essay Writing Workshop
Saturday, September 08, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chelsea District Library Learning Lab

Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? What do those questions mean? Where do you even start? How do you fit it all into the word count? This college application essay boot camp prompts you to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory your high school experiences, analyze application essay questions, write a good first draft and discuss editing techniques. Bring a laptop or a notebook and pen.

Event Type(s): Teen
Age Group(s): High SchoolCollege Application Essay Writing Workshop

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jumpstart Your College Essay at Washtenaw Community College

Jumpstart Your College Essay
Washtenaw Community College
Technical and Industrial Bldg
2 Saturdays, August 18 and 25, 2018, 1-4 pm

Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? What do those questions mean? Where do you even start? How do you fit it all into the word count? This college application essay boot camp prompts you to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory your high school experiences, analyze application essay questions, write a good first draft and discuss editing techniques. Bring a laptop, notebook and pen. Bring a friend too!

Please read: Lunch is not provided. For ages 15-18.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Customs & Culture of Chinese Food at AADL

The Customs & Culture of Chinese Food with Cooking Demonstration

Ann Arbor District Library
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Thursday September 27, 2018: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

For Whom
Grade 6 - Adult

Explore the customs, traditions, and stories surrounding Chinese food and festivals.
What do Chinese people eat at Chinese New Year and the Chinese moon festival, and why?
What role did Chinese restaurants play in American immigration history?
Where were fortune cookies invented?
And who is General Tso and why are we eating his chicken?

Afterward, watch Frances Kai-Hwa Wang demonstrate how to make a smashed cucumber salad and discover your fortune in a cookie!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Jumpstart Your College Essay at Chelsea District Library

Jumpstart Your College Essay
Chelsea District Library
Saturday, September 29, 2-4 pm

Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? What do those questions mean? Where do you even start? How do you fit it all into the word count? This college application essay boot camp prompts you to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory your high school experiences, analyze application essay questions, write a good first draft and discuss editing techniques. Bring a laptop, notebook and pen.

Link coming soon

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Writing from the Heart at Volcano Art Center | Volcano Art Center

Big island friends! Come write with me! One-day workshop up at the summit of the volcano! Sat July 21 9:30-4:00.at Volcano Art Center. Bring/send friends

Writing from the Heart at Volcano Art Center | Volcano Art Center

Writing the Stories of Your Life

Big Island friends! Come write with me! Starting this thursday, July 12, for four weeks at UHH. It will be fun (esp since my my mom may sit in on the class with us!) There is still room because of the lava so register now and bring/send friends xoxo see you soon

Writing the Stories of Your Life