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

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Poem published in Cracked Walnut anthology


So excited that my poem, "Down in the Basement of the DIA" will be published in the Cracked Walnut anthology for readers of the 2018 Lit Fest, After the Equinox. The book is about 80 pages long and contains 52 pieces by writers in and around the Twin Cities on Minneapolis (plus me...a little further afield than the others but still "around" lol).

I was also invited to read at the book's launch party on Friday, May 3rd at 7pm at 2001 A Space in Minneapolis (but cannot make it due to a family reunion...sad...but I was invited!).

Purchase the book below.

Cracked Walnut Book - After the Equinox

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.