Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Writing from the Heart this summer at UHH

Prepping a new course for this summer at UHH.

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? Write about the people and things 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. Short writing exercises, tips and tricks, including creating a safe space for writing, writing every day, reading aloud, overcoming barriers to writing, taking chances with emotion and humor, techniques to inspire and persuade, writing to find our own truest self. Bring a notebook and pen.

July 6-27, Thursdays, 5-7:30pm, 4 classes, $70, Min 8/Max 30

also bringing back
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction is one of the most popular genres of writing right now and encompasses many forms, including essay, journal article, research paper, memoir, poem, prose. The key to creative nonfiction is the use of literary techniques to tell nonfiction stories in a way that is dramatic and compelling. We will try several different techniques and styles in order to find the best way to tell our stories, to make them personal and to make them memorable. Bring a notebook and pen.

July 11-25, Tuesdays, 5-7:30pm, 3 classes, $55, Min 8/Max 30

some extra inspiration: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/writing-from-the-heart

Thursday, March 23, 2017

New Lawyers for Teen Convicted of Homicide Call for New Trial - NBC News

my article for nbc asian america
"Our belief is that — although Mr. Kronenwetter had a very good reputation, and I know he cares very much for Dylan, and he was quite tearful at sentencing — we have found things that show that the outcome of the trial should not have had that result if it had been fully litigated," Hertel told NBC News.
New Lawyers for Teen Convicted of Homicide Call for New Trial - NBC News

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"speak and speak again" anthology

Excited to get the proof for the "speak and speak again" anthology coming out soon from pact press as fundraiser for southern poverty law center

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

the haircut aunties

i let the haircut aunties have their way with me (omg, bangs!!!) "Are you going to New York to see your boyfriend or to catch a new boyfriend?"

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Finding Your Voice writing class at WCC today

Finding Your Voice 1-day intensive writing workshop today

Where can writers learn to improve their craft and receive that all-important feedback? In a creative writing class, of course! Through the guidance of an experienced writer and in the company of similar aspiring writers, gain that much-needed practice and thoughtful, constructive critique in a genial but structured environment.
https://washtenaw.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=11541&int_category_id=3&int_sub_category_id=49&int_catalog_id=1

Friday, March 17, 2017

Vigil for victims of hate crimes held on steps of Rackham | The Michigan Daily

Speaking at a candlelight vigil for hate crime victims last night at Rackham

Vigil for victims of hate crimes held on steps of Rackham | The Michigan Daily

Hawaiian Language Revival Used as Model for Other Indigenous Languages - NBC News

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"The Pūnana Leo preschools continue until today based on the simple rule: If you speak only in Hawaiian to the children, they will begin to speak it back to you," Larry Kimura, associate professor of Hawaiian language and Hawaiian studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, told NBC News.
Hawaiian Language Revival Used as Model for Other Indigenous Languages - NBC News

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Chinese Food: Customs and Culture at WCC starting soon

Update: Course Cancelled

Register now
Chinese Food: Customs and Culture 
Wednesday 3/22/2017-4/12/2017, 4 sessions, Washtenaw Community College

Check out Courses - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Finding your Voice at WCC starting soon

Register now
Finding your Voice
Saturday 3/18/2017, Washtenaw Community College

Where can writers learn to improve their craft and receive that all-important feedback? In a creative writing class, of course! Through the guidance of an experienced writer and in the company of similar aspiring writers, gain that much-needed practice and thoughtful, constructive critique in a genial but structured environment.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Deportation to Cambodia Halted for 'Minnesota 8' Refugee - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America
"I am happy to be back home with my family and am moved by the love and support of the community," Nin said in a statement. "My family and I went through a lot these past six months and my heart breaks for those who continue to be separated from their families. I know there is still more work to be done, and I want to help keep families together."
Deportation to Cambodia Halted for 'Minnesota 8' Refugee - NBC News

Super Bowl Grant Brings First U.S. Courts for Southeast Asian Sport to Minnesota - NBC News

my article for nbc asian america

"With changing demographics in Minnesota, it is most fitting that the City of St. Paul's Park and Recreation Department change its field usage to accommodate the changing needs of the community," Lee Pao Xiong, director of the Center for Hmong Studies at St. Paul's Concordia University and chair of Sepak Takraw of USA, told NBC News. "Since St. Paul has the largest urbanized Hmong population in the United States, and a large and growing Karen population, it is most fitting that we start this movement here in this city."
Super Bowl Grant Brings First U.S. Courts for Southeast Asian Sport to Minnesota - NBC News

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Six Asian-American Memoirs to Read for Women's History Month - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America
"I wrote it from a place of empathy and trying to understand my parents as human beings rather than as just my parents," Bui told NBC News in March. "I'm hoping that translates to readers. This political discourse around immigration is so divisive, and I'm hoping that this story and where it was made from will remind people just to empathize. They're human beings just like everybody else and I hope that will cut through and remind people that these are human beings we're talking about, not "others."
Six Asian-American Memoirs to Read for Women's History Month - NBC News
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