Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Class: Prose Poetry Finding your Voice at NYPL with NYWW in Chinese!

New York Public Library Online, Poetry Programming, World Literature Festival:
Prose Poetry: Finding your Voice with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang in Mandarin Chinese
散文詩 : 跟著王凱華找回你自己的聲音

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12 - 1 p.m. EDT/ 9:00 am PDT/ 6:00 am HST
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) of New York Public Library
Fully accessible to wheelchairs
Online

How to register: Online

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the New York Public Library with New York Writers Workshop

If you have been scribbling poetry in secret journals for years or if you have been waiting to find time to begin a memoir for your loved ones, it can take time to find your authentic voice or to have enough trust to show your writing to the world, so let’s begin here, one word, one day at a time. Hands-on workshop. What is Prose Poetry? How do I begin? How do I overcome barriers to writing? Bring a notebook and pen.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayist, and poet focused on issues of Asian America, race, justice, and the arts. Her writing has appeared at NBCAsianAmerica, PRI GlobalNation, Cha Asian Literary Journal, Kartika Review, Drunken Boat. She teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at University of Michigan and creative writing at University of Hawaii Hilo and Washtenaw Community College. She co-created a multimedia artwork for Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. She is a Knight Arts Challenge Detroit artist. In Chinese School, she was often scolded for having the best spoken Chinese in class and the worst written Chinese. Franceskaihwawang.com @fkwang

This program will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese, partly in English

什麼是散文詩?我該如何開始?如何克服寫作障礙?如果您曾在日記本上暗自寫詩,或等待時機為親人寫回憶錄,可能需要很長的時間才能展示您的作品。讓我們帶上筆記本和筆, 一步一步跟著王凱華教授從這裡開始,動手寫作。

王凱華是一位記者,散文家和詩人,專注於亞裔美國人,種族,正義和藝術領域。她的著作曾發表在多種美國刊物。她在密歇根大學(University of Michigan)教授亞洲/太平洋島民美國研究,並在夏威夷大學希洛(Hilo)和Washtenaw 社區學院教授創作。她在史密森尼亞太美國中心共同創作了多媒體藝術品。其個人資料請參見網站:http://www.franceskaihwawang.com/

此項活動以普通話輔以英文進行


ABOUT NEW YORK WRITERS WORKSHOP
New York Writers Workshop is an alliance of published authors and professional writers of fiction, non-fiction, journalism, poetry, plays and screenplays, who live and teach in New York City and a growing list of locales across the globe. NYWW is dedicated to offering professional guidance, resources and workshops that teach craft, foster creativity, and help writers achieve their goals.

此次活动将在 Google Meet 上举行。在下面注册并提供您的联系信息,以获取参与的链接。讨论之前大约一天,该链接将通过电子邮件发送给您。您需要一台具有音频和/或视频以及互联网连接的设备才能加入。

This program will take place over Google Meet. Register below and include your contact information to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Classes: free introductory poetry writing classes at the New York Public Library in April

 On behalf of New York Writers Workshop, I'll be teaching three free introductory poetry writing classes at the New York Public Library in April! April 14, 21, 28, 12:00 noon EDT/ 9:00 am PDT/ 6:00 am HST. Online. Registration required. Free. (One of these may or may not be taught in Mandarin Chinese)

Here are my 3 classes: https://www.nypl.org/events/classes/calendar?keyword=%22frances+kai-hwa+wang%22&target%5B%5D=ad&target%5B%5D=ya&target%5B%5D=cr&city%5B%5D=man&date_op=GREATER_EQUAL&date1=03%2F29%2F2021&location=&topic=&audience=&series=

Check out the rest of the NYWW classes at NYPL https://www.nypl.org/events/classes/calendar?keyword=%22new+york+writers+workshop%22&target%5B%5D=ad&target%5B%5D=ya&target%5B%5D=cr&city%5B%5D=bx&city%5B%5D=man&city%5B%5D=si&date_op=GREATER_EQUAL&date1=03%2F29%2F2021&location=&topic=&audience=&series=

DATE/TIMETITLE/DESCRIPTIONLOCATIONAUDIENCE
Wed, April 14
@ 12 noon
ONLINE
Prose Poetry: Finding your Voice with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the New York Public Library with New York Writers Workshop If you have been scribbling poetry in secret journals for years or if you have been waiting to find time to begin a memoir for your loved ones, it can take time to find your authentic voice or to have enough trust to show your writing to the world, so let’s begin here, one word, one day at a time. Hands-on workshop. What is Prose Poetry? How do I begin? How do I overcome barriers to writing? Bring a no…
Webster Library
Online
Adults
Wed, April 21
@ 12 noon
ONLINE
Prose Poetry: Finding the Writer within with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the New York Public Library with New York Writers Workshop To become a writer, one simply has to write. Regularly, weekly, daily, courageously. How do writers develop a regular writing routine or writing practice? Hands-on workshop with short timed writing exercises and tips and tricks to stretch one’s creativity. What is Prose Poetry? How do I begin? How do I overcome barriers to writing? Bring a notebook and pen. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayi…
Harlem Library
Online
Adults
Wed, April 28
@ 12 noon
ONLINE
Prose Poetry: Finding your Voice with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the New York Public Library with New York Writers Workshop If you have been scribbling poetry in secret journals for years or if you have been waiting to find time to begin a memoir for your loved ones, it can take time to find your authentic voice or to have enough trust to show your writing to the world, so let’s begin here, one word, one day at a time. Hands-on workshop. What is Prose Poetry? How do I begin? How do I overcome barriers to writing? Bring a no…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Online
Adults

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Speaking: U-M community and others gather to mourn lives lost in Atlanta, stand against anti-Asian hate | Michigan Daily

University of Michigan students did a great job organizing the vigil last Friday. The depth of analysis across all the speakers was extraordinary. (and I'm relieved my speech doesn't look as dumb as I felt by comparison)

U-M community and others gather to mourn lives lost in Atlanta, stand against anti-Asian hate |  Michigan Daily

https://www.michigandaily.com/campus-life/u-m-community-and-others-gather-to-mourn-lives-lost-in-atlanta-stand-against-anti-asian-hate/

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Speaking: Vigil for Victims of Anti-Asian Violence

I'll be speaking at this vigil for the victims in Atlanta on Friday night 3/26 7pm at Umich on the Angell Hall steps (on State Street side, not the diag). Thanks for inviting me
United Asian American Organizations - UAAO


The United Asian American Organizations (UAAO) will be holding a vigil and rally for the 8 lives lost due to anti-Asian violence in Atlanta on Friday, March 26th at 7pm. The vigil will take place in-person on the steps of Angell Hall (435 State St.) at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus and be live-streamed on Facebook simultaneously.

This vigil will not only offer a space where community members can grieve and process, but it will also be a rally to reconcile the racism, sexism, and classism that leaves our most marginalized community members vulnerable. Even though the victims of this violence were not all Asian or necessarily sex workers, the perception of them as defacto Asian sex workers led to their murders. Thus, white supremacist violence cannot be separated from histories of U.S. state-sanctioned violence of colonialism, imperialism, war, incarceration, and policing.

As this is an in-person event during the pandemic, our organizing team is dedicated to respecting COVID-19 safety protocols. Everyone attending is required to wear a mask (double masking is preferred) and to maintain social distancing (6 feet or two meter gap between each other). We will have a COVID-safety team handing out masks and hand sanitizer throughout the vigil. There will be socially-distanced accessible seating, a childcare area, as well as a separate support space for those who need it.
If you are feeling unwell prior to the vigil, we ask that you remain at home and join our Facebook livestream.

UAAO will be collecting donations to distribute to community organizations @uaao_2021 on Venmo. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Speaking: Contextualizing Violence Against Asians and Asian Americans Within the History of US Relational Racism | U-M LSA Asian Languages and Cultures

Speaking at this panel on Friday, March 26, 2021, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM EDT Virtual`

This event will focus on the recent anti-Asian and anti-Asian American violence sweeping the nation, and contextualize this violence within broader relational racial dynamics in U.S. history.

Speakers:
Anne Cheng, Professor of English, Princeton
Madeline Hsu, Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Dylan Rodríguez, President, American Studies Association (2020-21); Professor of Media & Cultural Studies, UC Riverside
Frances Wang, Journalist, activist, poet, artist; Intermittent Lecturer, American Culture, University of Michigan
Moderator: Yi-Li Wu, Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies and History, University of Michigan

https://umich.zoom.us/j/94866591981


UPDATE: Here is the link to the video for Contextualizing Violence Against Asians and Asian Americans Within the History of US Relational Racism, 
<<Web listing for this event: (go to bottom where it says website:event recording):
https://lsa.umich.edu/wgs/news-events/all-events.detail.html/83098-21266982.html
Direct link to recording:
https://umich.zoom.us/rec/play/IiV-OFdCtI1Y87cYzdpyTw0_5NW6kxnkWYK1_szELOJMa5K4_-e_uqSwF3RPYcX5Go81kF0BE_RDQ_Tw.7VEAn6ZTMgEKjGeZ?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=_inRZLUWRvixxFKDaV_VXg.1617071125611.5fe3d546c2e9ee60d65c6140ea85d421&_x_zm_rhtaid=623  >>

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Reflection for UMMA Art in your Inbox

A reflection I wrote re Interconfined by artist Dinh Q. Le for UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) Art in your Inbox:
"Standing between two major cultural and philosophical traditions, we overlap even as we stand apart. Many of us come from both these traditions, and yet we are both here and not here, seen and not seen. We stand strong because we are woven out of the stories, traditions, food, and cultural handicrafts of our immigrant and refugee elders as we forge new identities and create lives in this new land.

The recent surge of COVID19-inspired violence targeting Asian American elders across the country has artists and activists responding with art and creative community-based solutions, interracial solidarity, and allyship. Asian American aunties sew masks for Native American communities, Black and Latino volunteers walk with Asian American elders and women, and a diverse coalition of activists and restaurants fill refrigerators and donate free meals.

Together with our elders, we step forward and weave together a beloved community where everyone is here, seen, fed, housed."
See the image and learn more about the artist https://exchange.umma.umich.edu/resources/27031

Fixed link for my article here

Friday, March 12, 2021

Speaking at UM: Contextualizing Violence Against Asians and Asian Americans Within the History of US Relational Racism

I'll be speaking at this talk at University of Michigan next week 

Contextualizing Violence Against Asians and Asian Americans Within the History of US Relational Racism
Friday, March 26, 10:30 AM - 12 PM EST
This event will focus on the recent anti-Asian and anti-Asian American violence sweeping the nation, and contextualize this violence within broader relational racial dynamics in U.S. history.

Speakers:
  • Anne Cheng, Professor of English and American Studies, Princeton
  • Madeline Hsu, Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
  • Dylan Rodríguez, President, American Studies Association (2020-21); Professor of Media & Cultural Studies, UC Riverside
  • Frances Wang, Journalist, activist, poet, artist; Intermittent Lecturer, American Culture, University of Michigan
  • Moderator: Yi-Li Wu, Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies and History, University of Michigan

May be an image of 4 people, including Lenora Lee and text

1990 Institute Newsletter - Vol 1 Iss 3 - March 12, 2021

My article or feature column for the 1990 Institute​ Newsletter, Vol 1 Iss 3, for Women's History Month, "Learning to Speak a Language of Family, Home, and Community"
1990 Institute Newsletter - March 12, 2021

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Writing from the Heart starts today at WCC

Writing from the Heart starts today at Washtenaw Community College
Online, 2 Saturdays, March 6-13, 2021, 10am-12pm EDT, Zoom

Upcoming
Dare to Dream Writing Workshop
Washtenaw Community College
Online, 2 Saturdays, March 20-27, 2021, 10am-12pm EDT, Zoom

Writing your Family Stories
Washtenaw Community College
Online, 3 Mondays, April 5-19, 2021, 6-8pm EDT, Zoom

Registration Washtenaw Community College -- see https://washtenaw.augusoft.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=1010&catalogid=1

Monday, March 1, 2021

Catapult | What Nourishes Your Writing Ecosystem? | Jamie Figueroa

Catapult | What Nourishes Your Writing Ecosystem? | Jamie Figueroa

Roxane Gay on How to Write About Trauma | Vanity Fair

Roxane Gay on How to Write About Trauma | Vanity Fair

25 Essential Notes on Craft from Matthew Salesses ‹ Literary Hub

25 Essential Notes on Craft from Matthew Salesses ‹ Literary Hub





The unusual guidance that led Lee Isaac Chung to 'Minari' - Los Angeles Times

The unusual guidance that led Lee Isaac Chung to 'Minari' - Los Angeles Times