Friday, October 19, 2018

Slamiversary Showcase: Celebrating 5 Years of A2Poetry

Just got invited to read this Sunday, October 21, 7pm, at Espresso Royale on State Street in Ann Arbor!

Also found out that Ann Arbor Poetry Slam is the second oldest poetry slam in the country (after Chicago), established in 1987, even though they don't shout any more.

Hope to see you there!

Slamiversary Showcase: Celebrating 5 Years of A2Poetry

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Writing from the Heart and Finding the Writer Within WCC

Writing from the Heart workshop this Saturday, October 6, 2018, and Finding the Writer Within (10 weeks) beginning this Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Washtenaw Community College. Register now or find more courses here:

Creative Writing Classes - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

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, September 7, 2018

New Ann Arbor courses coming soon: Memoir in Free Verse

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

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.

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 or (still setting things up with venue)

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