Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Two tentative courses coming through New York Writers Workshop

I have two upcoming classes tentatively confirmed through New York Writers Workshop. These will be taught on Zoom so anyone anywhere can attend! Hope the time zones work for you. Details soon.

Writing to Save the World (Just in time for inauguration day!)

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

How do we use our writing to create real world change? How do we find our voices and get our message out? 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 our heads and onto the page. We will consider different forms including Op-Ed, persuasive essay, spoken word, social media, art. Part writing, part activism, a lot of heart, this class aspires to use the written word to create the change you want to see in the world. Bring a notebook and a pen.

Online 6 weeks, Sundays, Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 2021 3-5pm EST TENTATIVE

(Makeup date in case of emergency Feb 28)

Jumpstart your Memoir 
(Great gift for your elders to make them write down the life stories you’ve been begging them for!)

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Everyone has interesting stories to tell, but not everyone knows where to begin. Whether you want to write a memoir for your loved ones or you want to make sense of your life, why not start here, one word, one story at time? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page. Short writing and reading exercises, overcoming barriers to writing, taking chances with emotion, different memoir forms, remembering the past, making sense of the present. If you can talk story, you can write your story! Bring a notebook and pen.

Online 6 weeks, Sundays, March 7-Apr 18 (no Easter 4/4), 2021, 3-5pm EST TENTATIVE MAY CHANGE

Friday, November 13, 2020

Thanks Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation via CultureSource for Individual Artist grant

Thank you to Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation via CultureSource for an Individual Artist grant to support creation of an anthology, digital arts archive, book, and literary arts performance for 40th anniversary of the Vincent Chin slaying

Friday, November 6, 2020

Two new WCC writing classes starting this weekend

Starting two three-week writing classes at Washtenaw Community College this weekend

"Writing From the Heart" 3 Saturdays Nov 7-12 9:30am-12:30pm EST and

"Telling the Stories of Your Life Finding Your Voice" 3 Mondays Nov 9-23 6:00-8:30pm EST

Register today here

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Postcards from the pandemic | University of Michigan Library

So much fun to be a part of this pandemic art project this summer with Ann Arbor District Library and Univ of Michigan Library and to share it with my writing students! More coming next semester
"Sometimes we gently tease our immigrant and refugee elders, “Do you really need these three thousand plastic take-out containers and green onion rubber bands?” But with national shortages of toilet paper, flour, masks, gloves, elastic, canning lids, and even coins, who is laughing now?"