Sunday, September 25, 2022

Fall writing classes at WCC starting Oct 1 & 2, register today

 My Fall writing classes at WCC starting this weekend, register today! Come write with me.

Jump-Start Your Memoir 
If you have a memoir you have been meaning to write, either for publication or just for your grandchildren, but are having difficulty getting going, w ...  View More
ENG 4006Start date: 10/01/22Mandatory Fees:$0.00
3 sessions.Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .Tuition:$99.00Location: Webinar 
 
 Continuing Writing Workshop: Finding the Writer Within 
Do you need help releasing the creativity within you? As we explore a variety of tips, tricks, exercises and more, you'll overcome barriers and learn ...  View More
ENG 4163Start date: 10/02/22Mandatory Fees:$0.00
10 sessions.Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun .Tuition:$289.00Location: Webinar 

Writing Opinion Essays 
How do we use writing to touch, inspire, persuade, and provoke readers to action? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head ...  View More
ENG 4018Start date: 11/05/22Mandatory Fees:$0.00
3 sessions.Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .Tuition:$99.00Location: Webinar 

Ethical Wills: Writing a Love Letter to Your Family 
Traditional wills distill our lives to a balance sheet of assets and liabilities, but they do not fully capture the legacy of our values and experienc ...  View More
ENG 4003Start date: 12/03/22Mandatory Fees:$0.00
3 sessions.Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .Tuition:$99.00Location: Webinar 

Friday, September 23, 2022

Speaking today "Secrets of Publishing" Sidetrack Bookshop, Royal Oak, in person

 

I'll be speaking about publishing at Sidetrack Books in Royal Oak, Friday, September 23, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm, 325 S. Washington, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3822, in person.

Join us to learn the secrets of publishing with literary agent Justin Brouckaert, authors Aaron Foley and Frances Kai-Hwa, and moderated by author Susan Shapiro.

About our panelists:

Susan Shapiro is an award-winning writing professor, freelances for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Salon, Tablet, The Forward, Elle, Marie Claire, Oprah, Wired and The New Yorker online. She's the national bestselling author/coauthor of 13 books her family hates, including Unhooked, Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Lighting Up, The Bosnia List and The Byline Bible. She and her scriptwriter husband, a New York University professor, live in Greenwich Village, where she teaches her popular "instant gratification takes too long” classes at The New School, NYU, Columbia University, and private online classes. Follow her on Twitter @susanshapironet and Instagram @Profsue123.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayist, poet, and scholar focused on issues of Asian America, race, justice, and the arts. Her writing has appeared at PBS NewsHour, NBC AsianAmerica, PRI GlobalNation, AngryAsianMan, Cha Asian Literary Journal, Kartika Review, Drunken Boat. She teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at University of Michigan and creative writing at Washtenaw Community College. She co-created a multimedia artwork for Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, is a member of IS/LAND Asian American performance collaborative, and has a book of poetry, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids, Wayne State University Press. Franceskaihwawang.com @fkwang

Aaron Foley's reporting and writing on Detroit, blackness, and queerness has appeared in This American Life, Jalopnik, the Atlantic, CNN, several anthologies, and the PBS NewsHour, where he is currently a senior digital editor. A Detroit native, the city's first appointed chief storyteller, and a former magazine editor, he is the author of How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass and editor of The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook. He currently lives in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. His debut novel is Boys Come First.

Justin Brouckaert, literary agent

Secrets of Publishing Panel with literary agent Justin Brouckaert, authors Aaron Foley and Frances Kai-Hwa, and moderated by author Susan Shapiro | Sidetrack Bookshop

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Reading today Nonwhite and Woman anthology, Dine College on Zoom

 

I'll be reading at the virtual Nonwhite and Woman launch reading, "won't you celebrate with me: An Evening of Poetry and Prose," on Thursday, September 22, 2022, 6 pm EST / 5 pm CST / 4 pm MDT / 3 pm PST / 12 pm HST, hosted by the Creative Writing Program at Diné College, on Zoom. 

The event will be two hours long and writers will be reading in alphabetical order (so I'll be with the Ws.)

In addition to the reading, we'll discuss the micro narrative form and how it feels to be telling our stories. Q&A.

The reading is open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Here is the link again.

Nonwhite and Woman

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Signing at Kerrytown BookFest tomorrow | Wayne State University Press

I'll be signing books at Kerrytown BookFest this Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, 1:30 pm at the Wayne State University Press table (Booth #32). 

Kerrytown BookFest is back! Sunday Sept 18, 2022, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, in person. But it will be held at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) Morris J. Lawrence Building. Some activities will be indoors, some will be outdoors. The atrium is quite big and airy. The move should be good for being able to hear.

Other authors signing at Wayne State University Press table:
10:30 Peter Markus

12:30 Stephanie Heit; Petra Kuppers

1:30 Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

3:00 Jean Elster
Lots of talks and panels and fun activities: https://www.ktbookfest.org/2022-schedule.

Kerrytown BookFest | Wayne State University Press

Friday, September 16, 2022

Nonwhite and Woman "won't you celebrate with me: An Evening of Poetry and Prose" virtual reading at Dine College


I'll be reading at the virtual Nonwhite and Woman launch reading, "won't you celebrate with me: An Evening of Poetry and Prose," on Thursday, September 22, 2022, 6 pm EST / 5 pm CST / 4 pm MDT / 3 pm PST / 12 pm HST, hosted by the Creative Writing Program at Diné College, on Zoom. 

The event will be two hours long and writers will be reading in alphabetical order (so I'll be with the Ws.)

In addition to the reading, we'll discuss the micro narrative form and how it feels to be telling our stories. Q&A.

The reading is open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Here is the link again.

Nonwhite and Woman

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Secrets of Publishing Panel with literary agent Justin Brouckaert, authors Aaron Foley and Frances Kai-Hwa, and moderated by author Susan Shapiro | Sidetrack Bookshop


I'll be speaking about publishing at Sidetrack Books in Royal Oak, Friday, September 23, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm, 325 S. Washington, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3822, in person.

Join us to learn the secrets of publishing with literary agent Justin Brouckaert, authors Aaron Foley and Frances Kai-Hwa, and moderated by author Susan Shapiro.

About our panelists:

Susan Shapiro is an award-winning writing professor, freelances for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Salon, Tablet, The Forward, Elle, Marie Claire, Oprah, Wired and The New Yorker online. She's the national bestselling author/coauthor of 13 books her family hates, including Unhooked, Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Lighting Up, The Bosnia List and The Byline Bible. She and her scriptwriter husband, a New York University professor, live in Greenwich Village, where she teaches her popular "instant gratification takes too long” classes at The New School, NYU, Columbia University, and private online classes. Follow her on Twitter @susanshapironet and Instagram @Profsue123.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayist, poet, and scholar focused on issues of Asian America, race, justice, and the arts. Her writing has appeared at PBS NewsHour, NBC AsianAmerica, PRI GlobalNation, AngryAsianMan, Cha Asian Literary Journal, Kartika Review, Drunken Boat. She teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at University of Michigan and creative writing at Washtenaw Community College. She co-created a multimedia artwork for Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, is a member of IS/LAND Asian American performance collaborative, and has a book of poetry, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids, Wayne State University Press. Franceskaihwawang.com @fkwang

Aaron Foley's reporting and writing on Detroit, blackness, and queerness has appeared in This American Life, Jalopnik, the Atlantic, CNN, several anthologies, and the PBS NewsHour, where he is currently a senior digital editor. A Detroit native, the city's first appointed chief storyteller, and a former magazine editor, he is the author of How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass and editor of The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook. He currently lives in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. His debut novel is Boys Come First.

Justin Brouckaert, literary agent

Secrets of Publishing Panel with literary agent Justin Brouckaert, authors Aaron Foley and Frances Kai-Hwa, and moderated by author Susan Shapiro | Sidetrack Bookshop

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

10/21: Local Authors Night @ Booksweet | Booksweet

An evening of readings at Booksweet on the northside of Ann Arbor from four local authors: Vicki Brett-Gach, Jihyun Yun, Ann S. Epstein, and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.

Friday, October 21 from 7:30-9 pm, 1729 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105, in person, hopefully outside, weather permitting. 

They said there will be treats!

This is a FREE event, but your RSVP is very helpful to their planning.

10/21: Local Authors Night @ Booksweet | Booksweet


Friday, September 9, 2022

Voters in Michigan will decide whether to protect abortion this November | PBS NewsHour

My article at PBS NewsHour with all my thoughts re kerning, the width of the spaces between words.
“No one said anything about the spacing of the words...I did not encounter one voter who signed not knowing what they were signing for, nor do I know any voter who would sign a petition not knowing or being clear on what they were actually signing. Because they do ask,”

"Are you celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival?" | 1990 Institute Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 18

My essay, "Are you celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival?" at 1990 Institute Newsletter, September 9, 2022, Volume 2, Issue 18

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Nonwhite and Woman launch day | Woodhall Press


Happy launch day! Thanks Darien Hsu Gee and Carla Crujido for putting this book together

Edited by Darien Hsu Gee and Carla Crujido
​Woodhall Press
Publication Date September 6, 2022. 
Trade print and e-book, bookstore and e-tailer distribution through Independent Publishers Group (IPG).
9781949116694 
09/06/2022 
$19.95

Come join our virtual launch party and reading on Thurs., Sept 22, 2022, 6-8pm EDT  

About the Anthology

Nonwhite and Woman celebrates how women of color live and thrive in the world, and how they make their lives their own. The anthology’s title is from Lucille Clifton's luminous poem, won’t you celebrate with me, which serves as the anthology’s epigraph. Read the full poem here. The poem's inclusion in the anthology is granted from Copper Canyon Press.

Authors

Loralee Abercrombie ⋅ Karina L. Agbisit ⋅ María Alejandra Barrios ⋅ Hala Alyan ⋅ Anastacia-Renee ⋅ Julie Hakim Azzam ⋅ Selina Li Bi ⋅ Maroula Blades ⋅ Kimberly Blaeser ⋅ ʻIolani Brosio ⋅ Vivian Mary Carroll ⋅ Samantha Chagollan ⋅ Victoria Cho ⋅ Fela Cortés ⋅ Carla Crujido ⋅ Margarita Cruz ⋅ Ella deCastro Baron ⋅ Camille Dungy ⋅ Tina Ehsanipour ⋅ Dara Yen Elerath ⋅ Safia Elhillo ⋅ Theresa Falk ⋅ Alison Feuerwerker ⋅ Fatimah Finney ⋅ CMarie Fuhrman ⋅ Helena Garcia ⋅  Isabel Garcia-Gonzales ⋅  Gabrielle Ghaderi ⋅ Victoria K. Gonzales ⋅  Michelle Guerrero Henry ⋅ Samina Hadi-Tabassum ⋅ Stephanie Han ⋅ Ida Soon-Ok Hart ⋅ Sadia Hassan ⋅ Lisa Lee Herrick ⋅ Chelsea Tayrien Hicks ⋅ Christine Hsu ⋅ Kaitlyn Hsu ⋅ Rogelia Lily Ibarra ⋅ Mee Ok Icaro ⋅ Amal Iman ⋅ Toni Jensen ⋅ Alyssa Jocson Porter ⋅ Anita Johnson ⋅ Tayari Jones ⋅ Leena Jun ⋅ Kristiana Kahakauwila ⋅ Mohja Kahf ⋅ Blaise Allysen Kearsley ⋅ Lena Khalaf Tuffaha ⋅ Sabina Khan-Ibarra ⋅ Saheli Khastagir ⋅ Amanda Mei Kim ⋅ Eugenia Kim ⋅ Iris (Yi Youn) Kim ⋅ Kalehua Kim ⋅ Lydia Kim ⋅ Yi Shun Lai ⋅ Cassandra Lane ⋅ Devi S. Laskar ⋅ Sherilyn Lee ⋅ Lavonne Leong ⋅ Joanna Mailani Lima ⋅ Grace Hwang Lynch ⋅ Aretha Matt ⋅ DW McKinney ⋅ Sarah E. Mcquate ⋅ Claire Meuschke ⋅ Donna Miscolta ⋅ Sandy Namgung ⋅ Shaina A. Nez ⋅ Joan Obra ⋅ Preeti Parikh ⋅ Deesha Philyaw ⋅ London Pinkney ⋅ Saarika Rao ⋅ Barbara Jane Reyes ⋅ Roshni Riar ⋅ Karen Rigby ⋅ Rahna Reiko Rizzuto ⋅ Adrienne Robillard ⋅ Daleelah Saleh ⋅ Shei Sanchez ⋅ Misty Sanico ⋅ Misty Shock Rule ⋅ SJ Sindu ⋅ Gabrielle Smith ⋅ Jen Soriano ⋅ Liza Sparks ⋅ Anupama Spencer ⋅ Elizabeth Su ⋅ Victoria Sun ⋅ Yong Takahashi ⋅ Grace Talusan ⋅ Jeanne Tanaka ⋅ Imani Tolliver ⋅ Frances Kai-Hwa Wang ⋅ Keʻalohi Wang ⋅ Durthy A. Washington ⋅ Z. Williams ⋅ Jane Wong

Purchase Nonwhite and Woman book at Woodhall Press