Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Data and Storytelling Are In Karthick Ramakrishnan’s DNA – CAAMedia

My article at Center for Asian American Media on Karthick Ramakrishnan AAPI-Data
“We believe that data is beautiful, or can be beautiful and compelling,” said Ramakrishnan. “So we put a lot of time and thought into how data are visualized and presented.”

Sunday, June 27, 2021

AAPI Creatives Speak OUT | District of Columbia Public Library

Tonight! on District of Columbia Public Library Zoom, Sunday, June 27, 2021, 7 p.m. EDT
I'll be speaking on this AAPI Arts panel tonight about the Vincent Chin case and my Knights Arts Challenge Detroit and Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and CultureSource funded project: Beyond Vincent Chin: Legacies in Action and Art, MLK Library 
In celebration of the modernized Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, and the continued dialogue following the rise in AAPI hate crimes, we’ve gathered writers, poets, photographers and documentarians from D.C. and abroad to share their American story. Hear how they celebrate their heritage and connect with audiences through their written work, photography, and documentary filmmaking.
AAPI Creatives Speak OUT | District of Columbia Public Library

Monday, June 21, 2021

Class: Writing from the Heart at Volcano Art Center July 10-24

Teaching Zoom Workshop Writing from the Heart with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang 
Jul 10 – Jul 24, 2021, 9:00 am - 11:00 am HST/  12:00-2:00pm PDT/ 3:00-5:00pm EDT

The most powerful writing comes from the heart. What do you care about? What inspires you? What is special in your life? Frances Kai-Hwa Wang will offer the “Writing from the Heart” workshop on Saturdays, July 10, 17, 24 2021 from 9:00am – 11am at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Write about the people, places, and memories that matter to you. Write to touch, inspire, move, persuade, and provoke readers. Write with emotion, write with spirit. Write from your own truest self to help others find theirs. This course explores the kind of writing that changes people, oneself included. And it begins honestly, one word, one day at a time.

3 Saturdays, 9am-11am HST, July 10, 17, 24, 2021 on Zoom   (2 hours each session)  Note: VAC students may be joined by some New York Writers Workshop students

Class fee is $75/$65 for VAC members

Calendar of Events | Volcano Art Center

Friday, June 18, 2021

1990 Institute Newsletter 10 How will harsh anti-China rhetoric and policy impact Asian Americans?

My article for 1990 Institute Newsletter 10: How will harsh anti-China rhetoric and policy impact Asian Americans? my new article re the China tech bill S1260 that just passed the US Senate and is on its way to the House.
“1990 Institute is concerned that the anti-China framing of this bill could cause US-China relations to deteriorate further, as well as cause increased anti-Asian American violence and discrimination,” said 1990 Institute Board of Directors Chair Dan Chao. “We should all keep an eye on this bill as it progresses.”

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Teaching next week: NYWW Lunch Poems, Lunch Prose

I'm teaching a prose poetry class next week Week 2: Mon-Thurs June 7-10, 12-1pm EDT on Zoom at New York Writers Workshop, Lunch Poems, Lunch Prose. Still a few spots left, register today (specify week 2)

NYWW Lunch Poems, Lunch Prose

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Writing Opinion Essays starting June 5

Writing Opinion Essays: New WCC Class starting today, Sat June 5, 10am-12 pm EDT! On Zoom, two Saturdays only, June 5-June 12. Register today!
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 your head and onto the page. Consider different forms including op-ed, persuasive essay, spoken word, social media and art. Part writing, part activism and a lot of heart, this class aspires to help you use the written word to create the change you want to see in the world.

Friday, June 4, 2021

1990 Institute Newsletter 9 Breaking Labels: When Perceptions of China Impact Perceptions of Asian Americans

My essay for 1990 Institute newsletter volume 1 issue 9, June 4, 2021

That is the thing about identity labels. Sometimes they mean everything, and other times they do not matter at all. Context is key.
In this time of COVID-19-inspired-anti-Asian American violence, the 1990 Institute has been examining the impact that perceptions of China’s economic advancements has on Asian Americans.

 1990 Institute Newsletter

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Speaking Today at UMich: “My Truth: Elevating API Voices”

Speaking today! Wed June 2, 6:30-8:00 pm EDT/ 3:30pm PDT at University of Michigan School of Social Work Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, “My Truth: Elevating API Voices,” as an extension of APIA Heritage month, w the fab James Beni Wilson. Open to everyone in the UMich community and beyond. And bring your stories, too, to share with their APIA storytelling project, in any artistic medium through summer and into fall.

Register here


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Poem published in APWT and Joao-Roque Literary Journal Issue No. 20 Summer 2021

Check out my award winning poem, "Sowing Aunties" and all the great writing in Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Joao-Roque Literary Journal Publication Collaboration


The collaborative Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT) & JRLJ Summer issue, 2021, features Gayatri Lakhiani Chawla, Benjo Kazue, Dean Kerrison, Martin Kovan, Isabelle Li, Sahib Nazari, Yuyutsu Sharma, Tim Tomlinson and Jose Varghese, including the winning entry by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and a recording of her work.

Issue edited by Sally Breen, Selma Carvalho, Rochelle Potkar and Ravi Shankar.

Joao-Roque Literary Journal est. 2017