Monday, June 3, 2019

Covering the 2020 Census — Detroit – Poynter

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Thanks so much to Poynter for coming up to Detroit for this great regional Covering the 2020 Census - Detroit workshop at the Detroit Free Press on June 3-4, 2019. So much great information, so many great friends.

Covering the 2020 Census — Detroit – Poynter

Saturday, June 1, 2019

IS/LAND in Ann Arbor Observer photograph

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Hey look, IS/LAND is in the June 2019 Ann Arbor Observer in an article about AADL Tools, which we love.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Artists at the Community Development Table Workshop Presented with Americans for the Arts


So excited to attend the "Artists at the Community Development Table" Workshop presented with Americans for the Arts and CultureSource May 21, 2019, at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Met so many new friends at the back table, and learned about so many amazing arts projects and grant opportunities.

CultureSource - Artists at the Community Development Table Workshop Presented with Americans for the Arts

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Performance: IS/LAND That We Walk, DIA, Detroit

IS/LAND That We Walk makes its Detroit debut at the Detroit Institute of Arts today May 18 and 19, 2019, after performing in Chicago and Ann Arbor earlier this year. So beautiful. Where shall we go next?

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion | Detroit | Michigan

Thanks to Michigan Roundtable for inviting me to attend your conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, "Equipping the Workplace for Transformational Change," May 16, 2019, Marygrove College, Detroit.

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion | Detroit | Michigan

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Finding the Writer within, WCC, Spring 2019

The Spring semester session of my Continuing Writing Class, "Finding the Writer within," begins today, May 12, 2019, at Washtenaw Community College, for 5 weeks. So many students back again. Come write with us! Next session starts in October.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Exiled to Motown Storytelling Workshop

I'm hosting a Storytelling Workshop for the Japanese American Citizens League Detroit's Exiled to Motown exhibit at Ann Arbor District Library – Downtown Fourth Floor Meeting Room Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1-3 PM

Talks & Workshops – Exiled to Motown

Friday, May 3, 2019

Write with me this summer at UHH

University of Hawaii Hilo registration is open for Summer 2019 classes! I'll be teaching "Finding the Writer Within" on Tuesdays in July and "Storytelling Workshop: From Talk Story to Beyond" on Thursdays in July (with a special field trip to our literary reading at Mokupapapa July 18)

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/cce/classes/

Plus a one day class at Volcano Art Center on July 13, 2019, "Writing from the Heart," link and details coming soon.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Asian American Studies Conference, Madison

Attending my first Asian American Studies Conference! And visiting some old friends in Madison, Wisconsin. April 25-27, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

diVERSE Voices for National Poetry Month at AADL

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Hope to see you at the library tonight for an evening of diVERSE Voices for National Poetry Month

Apr 4, 2019 - A diverse nation deserves diverse poetry, Celebrate National Poetry Month...


National Poetry Month | diVERSE voices | Ann Arbor District Library


https://aadl.org/node/384521

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Ann Arbor District Library offers out-of-this world programming

We're having a poetry reading at the AADL April 4, 2019! diVERSE Voices for National Poetry Month, check out this WDIV click on Detroit article at A4 All About Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor District Library offers out-of-this world...

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Poetry Reading at CASAA Annual Banquet

Thanks so much to Chinese American Society of Ann Arbor (CASAA) for inviting me to perform poetry at their annual banquet, at New Asia, in Ypsilanti, March 24, 2019--excerpts from "Tsudere Pride" and "What ever happened to Wang Da Zhong?"

Thursday, March 21, 2019

2019 Joyce Awards Convening - Cleveland - Artist as Problem Solver II

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with Tracie D. Hall, thanks BTW for photo

So pleased to be able to attend the Joyce Foundation convening, "The Artist as Problem Solver II: Creative Placekeeping/Placemaking Summit," in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 21-22, 2019. Even more pleased to be sworn into the first Joyce Foundation Artist as Problem Solver Consortium
Join the Joyce Foundation and its partners for its two-day, “The Artist as Problem Solver II: Creative Placekeeping/Placemaking Summit.” This free, interactive convening is created for artists, arts and community leaders, spacemakers, planners, and thinkers in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-Saint Paul and beyond who are interested in the intersections of the arts, space, place, justice, memory and sustainability,
Keynote speakers include Roberto Bedoya, City of Oakland Manager of Cultural Affairs; Ty Dafoe, Native dance artist; Jamie Hand, Director of Research Strategies, Art Place America; Roy Priest, Past President & CEO National Congress for Community Economic Development; Leonardo Vasquez, Executive Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and dozens more.
2019 Joyce Awards Convening - Cleveland - Full-Day Panels & Workshops Tickets, Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Teaching: Finding the Writer Within, WCC

My Continuing Writing Class, "Finding the Writer within," begins today, March 3, at Washtenaw Community College, for 8 weeks. Lots of familiar faces. Love it when so many students come back. Come write with us! Next session starts in May.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Substitute Teaching: Oakland University Chinese Literature

Substitute teaching today, March1, and again on March 20, at Oakland University. Introducing this Chinese literature class to Chinese American literature, art, and activism. We are going to start out talking about movies, but things are going to get serious fast.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

In conversation with Helen Zia Last Boat out of Shanghai

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So excited to be in conversation with the amazing Helen Zia about her new book, "Last Boat out of Shanghai," on February 24, 2019, at the Assn of Chinese Americans Chinese Cultural Center in Madison Heights and at the Barnes and Noble in Northville. Thanks for inviting me <3



Helen Zia - FINALLY-- HELEN’S BOOK TOUR DATES/LOCATIONS for:...

Friday, February 22, 2019

IS/Land Presents, That We Walk

So excited to be the spoken word part of this amazingly beautiful IS/LAND performance, "That We Walk," at the Ann Arbor District Library, Friday, February 22, 2019, 7 PM – 8 PM
Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Performance | IS/Land Presents, That We Walk

Join Ann Arbor based IS/LAND for a unique performance comprised of Taiwanese, Taiwanese-American, and Chinese-American artists, including dancers Catherine Hepler, Chih-Hsien Lin, and J. Amber Kao, and sound/visual artist Chien-An Yuan. There will be an Opening Prose Reading by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.

More info: https://aadl.org/node/386006

Sunday, February 17, 2019

A2 Poetry: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang & Bryan Thao Worra

Thank you Ann Arbor Poetry and all our friends for braving the blizzard for a night of poetry with me and visiting Lao Minnesota Poet Laureate, Bryan Thao Worra, February 17, 2019, Espresso Royale, State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Open Mic and Feature: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and Bryan Thao Worra

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Adoption Parenting—Building a Toolbox Creating Connections

Look what I found from the past, Adoption Parenting—Building a Toolbox Creating
Connections,
“Preparing our children for
Racism,” “The Scarlet Letter Experiment,” Jean McLeod, ed., EMK Press, 2006


frontmatter

http://www.emkpress.com/pdffiles/frontmatter.pdf

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Event: Chinese New Year with AACCOM

Happy Chinese New Year! Come celebrate with us at Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan at Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building. I'll be up on stage hosting the event. Save me something good to eat!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Speaking: Foods and Flavors of Chinese New Year" Chelsea District Library

Oh no! My talk "Foods and Flavors of Chinese New Year" at Chelsea District Library tonight, January 31, 2019, is cancelled/postponed until next year because of snow, so much snow...

Jan 1, 2019 - Help us celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Boar! ... Join us as presenter Frances Kai-Hwa Wang answers these questions and ...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Teaching: Chinese language and culture at WCC

First day of Chinese language and culture class at Washtenaw Community College Lifelong Learning program, January 30, 2019.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Speaking Becoming American Film & Discussion AADL

Speaking tonight at the Ann Arbor District Library about "The Search for General Tso" as part of their Becoming American Film and Discussion Immigration and Popular Culture series, January 10, 2019


Becoming American Film and Discussion | Immigration and Popular Culture...

https://aadl.org/node/379204

Jan 10, 2019 - Becoming American Film and Discussion | Immigration and Popular Culture. When ... The Search for General Tso will be screened, followed by a discussion ... Series and related programming, visit aadl.org/becomingamerican.

Becoming American Film and Discussion | Immigration and Popular Culture | Ann Arbor District Library

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Teaching: Univ of Michigan Winter 2019

First day of classes at the University of Michigan today! "American Culture 301: Asian/Pacific Islander American Civil Rights Movement" Got my new M-Card today, too. I've been teaching at Michigan for ten years now. Imagine.