Monday, June 27, 2022

Serendipity Books | Events 18213

Chelsea friends! Book reading and signing Tues 6/28 7pm EDT in person at Serendipity Books, Chelsea, MI "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids," Wayne State University Press, Registration advised.
Serendipity Books | Events 18213

Saturday, June 18, 2022

1990 Institute Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 12, June 17, 2022, How is 1990 Institute reshaping and relaunching its Teachers Workshop, adding arrows to teachers’ quivers?

My 1990 Institute essay
How is 1990 Institute reshaping and relaunching its Teachers Workshop, adding arrows to teachers’ quivers?
1990 Institute Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 12, June 17, 2022

Performance ACJ Vincent Chin 40th year Commemoration June 16-19, 2022

 ACJ Vincent Chin 40th year Commemoration Events June 16-19, 2022

I'll be performing at Vincent Chin 40th year Commemoration Arts Performance 

Sat., June 18, 2022, 7-9:30 pm EDT, Detroit  https://www.vincentchin.org/schedule


Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance and Rededication
DAY 3: Join Asian American artists and activists for an evening of performance embodying the collaboration, healing, and spirit of unity necessary to push our communities forward. Through song, poetry and movement, these artists affirm our vow to future generations.

Learn more about the artists and register at VincentChin.org/schedule

Performers include:
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Joo Won Park & the Electronic Music Ensemble of Wayne State (EMEWS)
Joori Jung
Nobuko Miyamoto with Derek Nakamoto, Juan Perez, Asiyah Ayubbi

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Tonight! Reading at Emil & Tamiko's Father's Day Month Gathering | Facebook

Tonight!
Excited to celebrate Father's Day with my good friends Emil and Tamiko
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022 AT 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT/ 5:30 pm PDT/ 2:30 pm HST
I'll be reading selections from my new book (towards the end of the hour), "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids, Wayne State University Press Made in Michigan Series

Please join us as we honor, remember, process, sort through, and share our memories of our fathers and father figures in our lives, and those who have been absent and/or less than loving/ideal.
Storytellers, visual artists, poets, essayists, singers, songwriters, and creators of all kinds will have 3-5 minutes to share their creativity at this gathering.
We hope to see you there!
Emil & Tamiko

Emil Guillermo is a journalist, award-winning essayist, broadcaster, and performer. He's done his one-man shows on Asian American Filipino History at theater festivals around the country. He is the host of The PETA Podcast, and Emil Amok's Takeout. His weekly column is at AALDEF.org/blog and at amok.com. He was the first Asian American male to host a national news show (NPR's "All Things Considered," in 1989).

Tamiko Wong was born and raised in San Francisco with roots in Japantown and Chinatown. Her work has been included in the Lunchbox Moments Zine, Standing Strong! Fillmore and Japantown anthology, on Pacific Time, and in AsianWeek. She writes poetry, memoir, and is a singer-songwriter. Tamiko has also produced podcasts and zines.

Emil & Tamiko's Father's Day Month Gathering | Facebook

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Today Sunday June 12! Book Talk, signing, and reception Ypsilanti District Library

Ypsilanti District Library Reading, book signing, and Reception

Sun., June 12, 2022, 2pm EDT in person
Whittaker Community Room, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197
Book sales by Black Stone Books and Cultural Center

Thank you Ypsi Library, Black Stone Books, and Ms. Jean

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Poetry Reading Sat., June 18, 7pm, Detroit Film Theatre


Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance and Rededication
DAY 3: Join Asian American artists and activists for an evening of performance embodying the collaboration, healing, and spirit of unity necessary to push our communities forward. Through song, poetry and movement, these artists affirm our vow to future generations.

Learn more about the artists and register at VincentChin.org/schedule

Performers include:
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Joo Won Park & the Electronic Music Ensemble of Wayne State (EMEWS)
Joori Jung
Nobuko Miyamoto with Derek Nakamoto, Juan Perez, Asiyah Ayubbi

Friday, June 10, 2022

Book talk Sun 6/12 2pm Ypsilanti District Library

This weekend! Sun June 12 2-4 pm EDT in person! Book talk, signing, plus reception ft Frances Kai-Hwa Wang "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids," Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti 48197. Books will be available for sale by Black Stone Books and Cultural Center.


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Reading Emil & Tamiko's Father's Day Month Gathering | Facebook

Excited to celebrate Father's Day with my good friends Emil and Tamiko
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022 AT 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT/ 5:30 pm PDT/ 2:30 pm HST
I'll be reading selections from my new book (towards the end of the hour), "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids, Wayne State University Press Made in Michigan Series

Please join us as we honor, remember, process, sort through, and share our memories of our fathers and father figures in our lives, and those who have been absent and/or less than loving/ideal.
Storytellers, visual artists, poets, essayists, singers, songwriters, and creators of all kinds will have 3-5 minutes to share their creativity at this gathering.
We hope to see you there!
Emil & Tamiko

Emil Guillermo is a journalist, award-winning essayist, broadcaster, and performer. He's done his one-man shows on Asian American Filipino History at theater festivals around the country. He is the host of The PETA Podcast, and Emil Amok's Takeout. His weekly column is at AALDEF.org/blog and at amok.com. He was the first Asian American male to host a national news show (NPR's "All Things Considered," in 1989).

Tamiko Wong was born and raised in San Francisco with roots in Japantown and Chinatown. Her work has been included in the Lunchbox Moments Zine, Standing Strong! Fillmore and Japantown anthology, on Pacific Time, and in AsianWeek. She writes poetry, memoir, and is a singer-songwriter. Tamiko has also produced podcasts and zines.

Emil & Tamiko's Father's Day Month Gathering | Facebook

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Today at WCC: Op-Ed and Opinion Essay Writing and Publishing classes

Starting today at Washtenaw Community College

Intro to Op-Ed and Opinion Essay Writing
2 Sats., June 4-11, 2022, 10am-12pm EDT, Washtenaw Community College, Zoom

ABCs of Publishing
2 Sats., June 4-11, 2022, 1pm-3pm EDT, Washtenaw Community College, Zoom

Friday, June 3, 2022

1990 Institute Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 11, June 3, 2022 asks What will we do for all those little children in Uvalde?

My latest essay for 1990 Institute Vol 2 Issue 11, June 3, 2022 asks What will we do for all those little children in Uvalde?
 "As an essayist, I have written about mass shootings, racially-motivated shootings, school and church shootings, police violence, worrying about my children and elders, and the senseless loss of innocent lives so many times, as recently as two weeks ago. But this time, words falter. I feel all written out." including data from AAPI-Data​
1990 Institute Newsletter

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

May Book Club ft. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Detroit Writing Room


Join The Detroit Writing Room Book Club for our May author talk on May 31, 2022, 7pm EDT/4pm PDT/ 1pm HST featuring Frances Kai-Hwa Wang! Frances is the author of "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids" that will be published by the Wayne State University Press in March 2022.

During the virtual book talk, guests will have an opportunity to greet the author, enjoy a book discussion and ask questions during a live Q&A. There will also be a book giveaway at the end!

Schedule: 7 - 7:15 p.m. 
- Meet-and-Greet 7:15 - 7:40 p.m. 
- Book Talk 7:40 - 7:55 p.m. 
- Q&A 7:55 - 8 p.m. 
- Book Giveaway

Tickets: Detroit Writing Room Book Club members receive free admission and 30% off the book. Sign up to become a member at detroitwritingroom.com/2022-book-club. Single admission is $15 for non-members.

Tickets are nonrefundable. The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the event. Registration closes at 6:30 p.m. EST on May 31, 2022. This event is recorded.

Facebook Event link: May Book Club ft. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Facebook Detroit Writing Room Book Club

Registration link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/detroit-writing-room-book-club-ft-frances-kai-hwa-wang-tickets-258783286777

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Reading at The Detroit Writing Room 2022 Book Club



Come join me at the first reading that I had scheduled for my book tour, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids, at Detroit Writing Room book club virtual event and Asian Pacific American Heritage month on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 7-8 pm EDT

https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/you-cannot-resist-me-when-my-hair-braids 

Join the 2022 Book Club — The Detroit Writing Room


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Mott Community College Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Book Reading

Mott Community College Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Book Reading

AAPIHM Talk and Virtual Poetry Reading: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids
Thurs., May 26, 2022, Zoom

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids on AADL.TV | Ann Arbor District Library

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids on AADL.TV
Tuesday May 24, 2022: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
AADL.TV
Long time Ann Arbor writer and educator Frances Kai-Hwa Wang reads from her new book, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids. With many stories set on the streets and in the cafes of Ann Arbor, this is a mischievous and fierce collection of lyric essays and prose poems deftly navigating the space between cultures, punctuated by wise children, bossy aunties, unreliable suitors, and an uncertain political landscape that is Asian America. With artwork and stories behind the stories, we will discuss the challenges of writing in these political and pandemic times.

This event was originally recorded on April 26th, 2022.
Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids on AADL.TV | Ann Arbor District Library

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Detroit Writing Room Book Club ft. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang Tickets, Tue, May 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite



Join The Detroit Writing Room Book Club for our May author talk on May 31, 2022, 7pm EDT/4pm PDT/ 1pm HST featuring Frances Kai-Hwa Wang! Frances is the author of "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids" that will be published by the Wayne State University Press in March 2022.

During the virtual book talk, guests will have an opportunity to greet the author, enjoy a book discussion and ask questions during a live Q&A. There will also be a book giveaway at the end!

Schedule: 7 - 7:15 p.m. 
- Meet-and-Greet 7:15 - 7:40 p.m. 
- Book Talk 7:40 - 7:55 p.m. 
- Q&A 7:55 - 8 p.m. 
- Book Giveaway

Tickets: Detroit Writing Room Book Club members receive free admission and 30% off the book. Sign up to become a member at detroitwritingroom.com/2022-book-club. Single admission is $15 for non-members.

Tickets are nonrefundable. The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the event. Registration closes at 6:30 p.m. EST on May 31, 2022. This event is recorded.

Facebook Event link: May Book Club ft. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Facebook Detroit Writing Room Book Club

Registration link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/detroit-writing-room-book-club-ft-frances-kai-hwa-wang-tickets-258783286777

Detroit Writing Room Book Club ft. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang Tickets, Tue, May 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Book Discussion | Katie Yamasaki | Ann Arbor District Library

Book Discussion | Katie Yamaski


Book Discussion | Katie Yamasaki
Wednesday May 11, 2022: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
AADL.TV
Muralist and picture book creator Katie Yamasaki has created lavishly illustrated tales on the themes of diversity, resilience, and the impact of mass incarceration on communities. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and AADL staff discuss three of her works for children: Fish for Jimmy, When the Cousins Came, and Everything Naomi Loved.

https://annarborobserver.com/mc-events/ann-arbor-district-library-book-discussion/?mc_id=2349

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Mail Art | University of Michigan Library

Just found out that the AADL UMich Library Pandemic Mail Art exhibit is up! At Hatcher Library
Event details
April 12 - June 5
Hatcher North Lobby Cases, Hatcher Library North

Exhibit
View postcards from the pandemic. When the U-M Library and the Ann Arbor District Library asked community members to submit handmade postcards — mail art — in 2020 to capture the emotions and experiences of the Ann Arbor and U-M community during challenging pandemic times, creative pieces of art started arriving at the library.
Stop by the Hatcher Library to view these physical artifacts that reflect how people were coping during the unexpected Covid-19 shutdown.


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Film Discussion | Who Killed Vincent Chin? | Ann Arbor District Library



Film Discussion | Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Saturday May 7, 2022: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
AADL.TV
Author and community member Frances Kai-Hwa Wang joins AADL staff to discuss the documentary 1989 Who Killed Vincent Chin? She will provide background information about this anti-Asian American hate crime that happened in Detroit in 1981 and connect it to violence against Asian American people today.

An in-person screening of this film will occur on Tuesday, May 3rd at the Downtown Library. A virtual screening will also take place immediately prior to this event.

Film Discussion | Who Killed Vincent Chin? | Ann Arbor District Library

Permanent Youtube link https://youtu.be/fzQskydMDKM

Film Screening | Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Saturday May 7, 2022: 3:00pm to 4:30pm
AADL.TV
On a hot summer night in Detroit, Ronald Ebens, an autoworker, killed a young Chinese-American engineer with a baseball bat. Although he confessed, he never spent a day in jail. This gripping Academy Award-nominated film relentlessly probes the implications of the murder in the streets of Detroit, for the families of those involved, and for the American justice system. 
This 1989 87-minute documentary is unrated. At 5pm you can watch AADL staff will discuss this film with author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang. Click here to learn more.
Film Screening | Who Killed Vincent Chin? | Ann Arbor District Library

“Who Killed Vincent Chin” - Ann Arbor Observer
https://annarborobserver.com/mc-events/who-killed-vincent-chin-2/?mc_id=2571

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Today Michigan Asian Pacific American Advisory Commission (MAPAAC) Virtual Literary Reading

 

Come check out this great Asian American literary festival and reading to celebrate 150 years since the first two Asians (one Japanese international student to UM, one Chinese immigrant to Detroit) came to Michigan. Featuring Asian American writers from or in or with a connection to Michigan, sponsored by Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission on Thurs May 5 4-6pm EDT/1-3pm PDT Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 

Where are you from? Where are you really from? 150 years of Asian Americans in Michigan 1872-2022
Michigan Asian Pacific American Advisory Commission (MAPAAC) Virtual Literary Reading
Thurs., May 5, 2022, 4-6pm EDT, Zoom
Direct registration link bit.ly/3Mgy32j

Order our books from 27th Letter Books, an Asian American owned bookstore in Detroit: https://www.27thletterbooks.com/event/where-are-you-where-are-you-really-150-years-asian-americans-michigan

Update: Recording will be available soon. In the meantime, look how cute we are!



Tuesday, May 3, 2022

A visit to this market turns up Ramadan decorations and growing Muslim visibility in Michigan | PBS NewsHour

My article for PBS NewsHour

WESTLAND, Mich. – Holidays, festivals and religious observances are a time to decorate one’s home, wear festive clothing and serve special foods, but for years when it comes to Ramadan, finding celebratory items to buy has been a challenge in many parts of the United States – even in places like Michigan with large Muslim populations.

“Growing up in America, these types of things were just not available. We weren’t able to have these decors and these celebrations of our heritage and our culture and our religion,” said Fardusee Jaigirdar, co-founder of an all-women-owned collaborative event-planning and décor business.

A visit to this market turns up Ramadan decorations and growing Muslim visibility in Michigan | PBS NewsHour

Today! Author Reading in Detroit at Pages Bookshop

 

Today! Live, in person poetry reading for my new book, "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids," Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6pm-7pm EDT, Detroit

Pages Bookshop Author Event
Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6:00 pm EDT, in person
19560 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48223

Pages Bookshop

Monday, May 2, 2022

Thursday! Where are you from? Where are you really from? 150 years of Asian Americans in Michigan 1872-2022 and 12 writers

 

Come check out this great Asian American literary festival and reading to celebrate 150 years since the first two Asians (one Japanese international student to UM, one Chinese immigrant to Detroit) came to Michigan. Featuring Asian American writers from or in or with a connection to Michigan, sponsored by Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission on Thurs May 5 4-6pm EDT/1-3pm PDT Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 

Where are you from? Where are you really from? 150 years of Asian Americans in Michigan 1872-2022
Michigan Asian Pacific American Advisory Commission (MAPAAC) Virtual Literary Reading
Thurs., May 5, 2022, 4-6pm EDT, Zoom
Direct registration link bit.ly/3Mgy32j

Order our books from 27th Letter Books, an Asian American owned bookstore in Detroit: https://www.27thletterbooks.com/event/where-are-you-where-are-you-really-150-years-asian-americans-michigan

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022

Virtual Book Talk w Katherine Reynolds Lewis at Martin Luther King Jr Library, Washington DC




I'll be in conversation with the awesome amazing Katherine Reynolds Lewis​ about my new book You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids on Zoom at Martin Luther King Jr Library, Washington DC Libraries (Thanks Ryan Williams​) on Wed, May 4, 2022, 7:00 - 8:00 pm EDT 

More info https://www.dclibrary.org/aapihm

Registration link https://dclibrary.libnet.info/event/6590757 

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022 | District of Columbia Public Library

Matthaei Botanical Gardens 100th anniversary community art exhibit


My Sowing Aunties art installation and poem just got accepted at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens 100th anniversary community art exhibit: Time in the Garden: A moment. A season. A century. May 21-Jun 26, 2022

Sowing Aunties art installation and poem 
Matthaei Botanical Gardens 100th anniversary community art exhibit: Time in the Garden: A moment. A season. A century
Matthei Botanical Gardens, Sat. May 21 to Sun June 26, 2022 
https://mbgna.umich.edu/peony-100/

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Coming up soon at WCC and AADL

So many things coming up soon at WCC and AADL

"Continuing Writing Workshop: Finding the Writer Within" at Washtenaw Community College starting this Sunday, May 1-Jun 5, 12-2pm EDT/ 9am PDT/ 7am HST on Zoom so anyone can join, 5 weeks, come write with us!

https://washtenaw.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=38811&int_category_id=3&int_sub_category_id=49&int_catalog_id=1

Coming up at Ann Arbor District Library

Film Screening | Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Tuesday May 3, 2022: 6:00pm to 7:30pm EDT in person
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
https://aadl.org/node/577841

Film Screening | Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Saturday May 7, 2022: 3:00pm to 4:30pm EDT
AADL.TV
https://aadl.org/node/582837

Film Discussion | Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Saturday May 7, 2022: 5:00pm to 6:00pm EDT
AADL.TV
Author and community member Frances Kai-Hwa Wang joins AADL staff to discuss the documentary 1989 Who Killed Vincent Chin? She will provide background information about this anti-Asian American hate crime that happened in Detroit in 1981 and connect it to violence against Asian American people today.
An in-person screening of this film will occur on Tuesday, May 3rd at the Downtown Library. A virtual screening will also take place immediately prior to this event at 3:00pm EDT.
https://aadl.org/node/577840

Book Discussion | Katie Yamasaki
Wednesday May 11, 2022: 5:00pm to 6:00pm EDT
AADL.TV
Muralist and picture book creator Katie Yamasaki has created lavishly illustrated tales on the themes of diversity, resilience, and the impact of mass incarceration on communities. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and AADL staff discuss three of her works for children: Fish for Jimmy, When the Cousins Came, and Everything Naomi Loved.
https://aadl.org/node/577842

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids on AADL.TV
Tuesday May 24, 2022: 6:00pm to 7:00pm EDT
AADL.TV

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Mallory McMorrow Goes on Offense After Accusations of Being a Groomer - The New York Times


My New York Times Debut (sort of, jk, not really) I'm hyperlinked in the New York Times! under "resulting speech". I wrote the text for the PBS NewsHour video. That counts as finally getting into the NY Times right? lolol (I always feel so awk when I tell people I've included them in hyperlinks but this feels so much fun) My article in the NYTimes

McMorrow Goes on Offense After Accusations of Being a Groomer - The New York Times

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids on AADL.TV

I'm going to be on tv! AADL TV, that is. If you missed this week's in person reading, you can still catch it on replay!


Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids on AADL.TV
Tuesday May 24, 2022: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
AADL.TV

Long time Ann Arbor writer and educator Frances Kai-Hwa Wang reads from her new book, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids. With many stories set on the streets and in the cafes of Ann Arbor, this is a mischievous and fierce collection of lyric essays and prose poems deftly navigating the space between cultures, punctuated by wise children, bossy aunties, unreliable suitors, and an uncertain political landscape that is Asian America. With artwork and stories behind the stories, we will discuss the challenges of writing in these political and pandemic times.

This event was originally recorded on April 26th, 2022.

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids on AADL.TV | Ann Arbor District Library

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Pictures from today's Author Event at Ann Arbor District Library


Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids
Tuesday April 26, 2022: 6:30pm to 7:30pm, in person
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room





 

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids
Tuesday April 26, 2022: 6:30pm to 7:30pm, in person
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room
Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids | Ann Arbor District Library
https://aadl.org/node/583922

Today! Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids | Ann Arbor District Library

A photograph of the author with the book cover on a soft orange background
 
When
Tuesday April 26, 2022: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Where
Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Description
Long time Ann Arbor writer and educator Frances Kai-Hwa Wang reads from her new book, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids. With many stories set on the streets and in the cafes of Ann Arbor, this is a mischievous and fierce collection of lyric essays and prose poems deftly navigating the space between cultures, punctuated by wise children, bossy aunties, unreliable suitors, and an uncertain political landscape that is Asian America. With artwork and stories behind the stories, we will discuss the challenges of writing in these political and pandemic times.

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids | Ann Arbor District Library

Monday, April 25, 2022

Upcoming readings and author talks (Virtual Book Tour)

Upcoming readings and author talks for my new book, "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids" More info https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/you-cannot-resist-me-when-my-hair-braids

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids
Tuesday April 26, 2022: 6:30pm to 7:30pm, in person
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room
Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids | Ann Arbor District Library
https://aadl.org/node/583922

Pages Bookshop Author Event
Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6:00 pm EDT, in person
19560 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48223
https://www.pagesbkshop.com/event/2022-05

Virtual Book Talk with Kakki Xue-Yi Reynolds Lewis​ 
Martin Luther King Jr Library, Washington DC Libraries
Wed, May 4, 2022, 7:00 - 8:00 pm EDT
More info https://www.dclibrary.org/aapihm
Zoom https://youtu.be/AlWzkYnNxl8

Where are you from? Where are you really from? 150 years of Asian Americans in Michigan 1872-2022
Michigan Asian Pacific American Advisory Commission (MAPAAC) Virtual Literary Reading 
Thurs., May 5, 2022, 4-6pm EDT, Zoom
Direct registration link bit.ly/3Mgy32j
Order our books from 27th Letter Books, an Asian American owned bookstore in Detroit: https://www.27thletterbooks.com/event/where-are-you-where-are-you-really-150-years-asian-americans-michigan

Detroit Writing Room Book Club featuring Frances Kai-Hwa Wang for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Virtual Poetry Reading: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids
Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 7-8 pm EDT Zoom
Registration link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/detroit-writing-room-book-club-ft-frances-kai-hwa-wang-tickets-258783286777

Bridge Michigan Book Club
Wed., June 8, 2022, 12-1pm EDT Virtual

Ypsilanti District Library Reading and Reception
Sun., June 12, 2022, 2pm EDT in person
Whittaker Community Room, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197
https://attend.ypsilibrary.org/event/6544036 


and if you need something extra and fun to do (interactive!)
Suggest a Title for the 2023 Washtenaw Reads! (Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids)
https://airtable.com/shrYgaSNlS7PRVIXW

Sunday, April 24, 2022

A Week Before Chinese New Year - Ann Arbor Observer

My Ann Arbor Observer excerpt from my new book, "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids" has been unlocked! Or find it in your April 2022 Ann Arbor Observer

A Week Before Chinese New Year - Ann Arbor Observer

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Suggest a Title (my title) for the 2023 Washtenaw Reads!

Friends! Please help me out by suggesting my book, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, for the 2023 Washtenaw Reads! It's an easy form, won't even take you one minute, and wouldn't it be great to get the whole county and all the libraries buying and reading my book? Please go to this link: https://airtable.com/shrYgaSNlS7PRVIXW

Suggest a Title for the 2023 Washtenaw Reads!

Do you have a suggestion for what everyone should read for the 2023 Washtenaw Reads?

Books chosen for the Reads should meet the following criteria:

• Titles should be engaging and thought-provoking.

• The subjects discussed should be accessible to readers throughout the community, high-school age and above.

• The length, price, and availability of the book should be suited to involvement by the general public.

• The book should be by a living author.

• Its treatment of issues should encourage readers to discuss the issues further with others, at home, work, reading clubs, and community events.

• Ideally, the subject should lead to constructive dialogues across our diverse communities.

Go to this link: https://airtable.com/shrYgaSNlS7PRVIXW



Thursday, April 21, 2022

MAPAAC literary reading for AANHPI Heritage Month, Thurs May 5

 


Come check out this great Asian American literary festival and reading to celebrate 150 years since the first two Asians (one Japanese international student to UM, one Chinese immigrant to Detroit) came to Michigan. Featuring Asian American writers from or in or with a connection to Michigan, sponsored by Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission on Thurs May 5 4-6pm EDT/1-3pm PDT Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 

Where are you from? Where are you really from? 150 years of Asian Americans in Michigan 1872-2022
Michigan Asian Pacific American Advisory Commission (MAPAAC) Virtual Literary Reading
Thurs., May 5, 2022, 4-6pm EDT, Zoom
Direct registration link bit.ly/3Mgy32j

Order our books from 27th Letter Books, an Asian American owned bookstore in Detroit: https://www.27thletterbooks.com/event/where-are-you-where-are-you-really-150-years-asian-americans-michigan

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids | Ann Arbor District Library

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids

When
Tuesday April 26, 2022: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Where
Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room, in person

Description
Long time Ann Arbor writer and educator Frances Kai-Hwa Wang reads from her new book, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids. With many stories set on the streets and in the cafes of Ann Arbor, this is a mischievous and fierce collection of lyric essays and prose poems deftly navigating the space between cultures, punctuated by wise children, bossy aunties, unreliable suitors, and an uncertain political landscape that is Asian America. With artwork and stories behind the stories, we will discuss the challenges of writing in these political and pandemic times.

More event info https://aadl.org/node/583922 

 

A photograph of the author with the book cover on a soft orange background



Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids | Ann Arbor District Library

Monday, April 18, 2022

Today! Book Launch celebration for "Being Human During COVID," at UMMA

Today! Book Launch celebration for "Being Human During COVID," in which I have a chapter, Monday, April 18th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI. Preregistration required.

Order the book from UofM Press https://www.press.umich.edu/12136619/being_human_during_covid




Sunday, April 17, 2022

Artists Created a Virtual 360° Gallery to Inspire Climate Joy | Earthjustice

from Earthjustice re AAWAA Sowing Agency art exhibition May 2021

Artists Created a Virtual 360° Gallery to Inspire Climate Joy | Earthjustice  They're bringing color, form, and story to a call for climate justice. By Maz Ali | May 28, 2021

Some artists do this by paying tribute to eco-cultural norms.

FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG / AAWAA / SOMARTS

An installation by Chinese American artist Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is an homage to aunties who reuse and hand down items often destined for landfills over the course of generations — jars and takeout containers, rubber bands and twist ties, and, of course, plastic bags. “At any auntie’s home, the world comes full circle," Wang wrote.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Author reading May 3 | Pages Bookshop

Information coming soon! Live, in person poetry reading for my new book, "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids," Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6pm-7pm EDT, Detroit

Pages Bookshop

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang’s essay collection leaves readers reflecting on their own identities and how they will write themselves into existence - International Examiner

oh wow look what i found, thank you International examiner in Seattle! By Kiyomi Kishaba. So cool to see what people see in my writing.
"In these pieces featuring this lover, Wang uses second person, using “you” to address the reader as the lover. This creates a mystical aura around this lover, allowing the reader to imagine who this “you” is."

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids | Ann Arbor District Library

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids
When
Tuesday April 26, 2022: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Where
Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Description
Long time Ann Arbor writer and educator Frances Kai-Hwa Wang reads from her new book, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids. With many stories set on the streets and in the cafes of Ann Arbor, this is a mischievous and fierce collection of lyric essays and prose poems deftly navigating the space between cultures, punctuated by wise children, bossy aunties, unreliable suitors, and an uncertain political landscape that is Asian America. With artwork and stories behind the stories, we will discuss the challenges of writing in these political and pandemic times.

Author Event | Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids | Ann Arbor District Library

Saturday, April 9, 2022

May Book Club ft. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Detroit Writing Room Book Club

Join The Detroit Writing Room Book Club for our May author talk on May 31, 2022, 7pm EDT/4pm PDT/ 1pm HST featuring Frances Kai-Hwa Wang! Frances is the author of "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids" that will be published by the Wayne State University Press in March 2022.

During the virtual book talk, guests will have an opportunity to greet the author, enjoy a book discussion and ask questions during a live Q&A. There will also be a book giveaway at the end!

Schedule: 7 - 7:15 p.m. - Meet-and-Greet 7:15 - 7:40 p.m. - Book Talk 7:40 - 7:55 p.m. - Q&A 7:55 - 8 p.m. - Book Giveaway
Tickets: Detroit Writing Room Book Club members receive free admission and 30% off the book. Sign up to become a member at detroitwritingroom.com/2022-book-club. Single admission is $15 for non-members.
Tickets are nonrefundable. The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the event. Registration closes at 6:30 p.m. EST on May 31, 2022. This event is recorded.

May Book Club ft. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Facebook Detroit Writing Room Book Club

Friday, April 8, 2022

1990 Institute Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 7 April 8

My latest essay at 1990 Institute Vol 2 Issue 7 on April 8 asks
How do stories and poems bring us together during National Poetry Month? 
1990 Institute Newsletter

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Postponed: Reading April 8 with Katherine Reynolds Lewis | Facebook Live

Postponed until Friday April 22, 2022, 12-1pm EDT/ 9-10am PDT/ 6-7am HST

A Virtual book talk with Katherine Reynolds Lewis and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang about You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids on Facebook Live

Fri, Apr 8, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT

Friday, April 1, 2022

Postponed Wayne State University Press spring 2022 Publishing Symposium

Wayne State University Press spring 2022 Publishing Symposium has been postponed to Wed Sept 14, 2022, 9:30am-11:30am. I'll be speaking on copyediting and cover design at 10:15am EDT

Friday, April 1, 2022, 9:30 am -11:30 am EDT

https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/you-cannot-resist-me-when-my-hair-braids

BUT I'm teaching The ABCs of Getting Published ID : 37962
Washtenaw Community College, Sat., April 2, 2022, 10am-12pm EDT    

Discover the many paths to publishing a book, poem or article. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing vs traditional publishing and the various ways to market your finished product.

https://washtenaw.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=37962&int_category_id=3&int_sub_category_id=49&int_catalog_id=1


Thursday, March 31, 2022

Reading Mar 31 Univ of Michigan Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Univ of Michigan Asian/ Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Poetry Reading and discussion
Thursday Mar 31, 6-7pm EDT virtual

Click on link below in order to preregister to get link to attend

You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids: A Discussion with Author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

March 31, 2022 / 6:00-7:00 p.m. EDT/ 3pm PDT/ 12pm HST

Virtual

Register on Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdu-gqzwuGdOz4Lp0l80WzkCluhXMTMWd

Join us with author, speaker, and activist Frances Kai-Hwa Wang to discuss her new collection of essays, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids. The book is a great gathering of the many contradictions, the multifaceted multitudes, of Frances Kai-Hwa Wang. Across its pages of aphorism, prose poem, micro-fiction, and lyric essay, we encounter Patsy Cline heartache and AOC outrage delivered in a humor that is solely Wang’s own.

Coordinated by AA&PI HM Planning Committee  https://mesa.umich.edu/article/aa.pi 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Interview Michigan Radio (NPR) Stateside today



I was just interviewed by April Baer on Michigan Radio and you can hear me reading passages from my book "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids," when it airs today Tuesday 3/29 at 3:20pm and 9:20pm EDT / 12:20pm and 6:20pm PDT/ 9:20am and 3:20pm HST So keep your radio turned on today to Stateside on your local NPR station

https://www.michiganradio.org/show/stateside

Permanent link at the 12:30 mark 

Univ of Michigan AAPI Heritage Month Reading and discussion of "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids" Thursday 3/31 6pm


UMich friends! Thursday mar 31 6pm edt/ 3pm pdt/ 12pm hst virtual reading of my new book “you cannot resist me when my hair is in braids,” and discussion at univ of Michigan for Aapi heritage month! More info: http://www.instagram.com/p/Cblb1H2Acug

More info: https://mesa.umich.edu/article/aa.pi


Click on link below in order to pregister to get link to attend

You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids: A Discussion with Author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

March 31, 2022 / 6:00-7:00 p.m. EDT/ 3pm PDT/ 12pm HST

Virtual

Register on Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdu-gqzwuGdOz4Lp0l80WzkCluhXMTMWd

Join us with author, speaker, and activist Frances Kai-Hwa Wang to discuss her new collection of essays, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids. The book is a great gathering of the many contradictions, the multifaceted multitudes, of Frances Kai-Hwa Wang. Across its pages of aphorism, prose poem, micro-fiction, and lyric essay, we encounter Patsy Cline heartache and AOC outrage delivered in a humor that is solely Wang’s own.

Coordinated by AA&PI HM Planning Committee


Monday, March 28, 2022

Sneak Peek at the Haircut Aunties in April A2 Observer

Sneak Peek for Ann Arbor Observer subscribers! an excerpt from my new book, "You cannot resist me when my hair is in braids," before it appears in April's issue "On our way to see the haircut aunties a week before Chinese New Year, we run into our little friend Miss Hu (who the kids say should go to medical school so that she can become Doctor Hu). We take a picture together and tell her to come with us to see the haircut aunties,…" more soon https://annarborobserver.com/a-week-before-chinese-new-year/

Today! Mon Mar 28 Reading – Town Hall Seattle

Seattle and West coast friends! Today! Town Hall Seattle Book Reading You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids Mon, Mar 28, 2022, 7:30 pm PDT/ 10:30pm EDT/ 4:30 pm HST, virtual only (in person portion at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 cancelled) Moderated by Shin Yu Pai

Sunday, March 27, 2022

April WCC courses

Register today

ABCs of Publishing
Sat., April 2, 2022, 10am-12pm EDT, Washtenaw Community College, Zoom

Writing your Family History
3 Mondays, April 4-18, 2022, 6-8pm EDT, Washtenaw Community College, Zoom

Chinese food and flavors
3 Weds., April 6-20, 2022, 6-8:30pm EDT, Washtenaw Community College, Zoom

Friday, March 25, 2022

1990 Institute essay: Vol 2 Issue 6: How do we keep learning and restarting in the face of continued attacks a year after the Atlanta spa shootings?

My essay at 1990 Institute, Vol 2 Issue 6: How do we keep learning and restarting in the face of continued attacks a year after the Atlanta spa shootings?

https://1990institute.salsalabs.org/1990newsletter_vol2_issue6

AWP Book signing!

AWP Wayne State Univ Press book signing

Friday, Mar 25, 11:00 am EDT in person table #1151

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Today Mar 22 Twitter Spaces conversation with Vignesh Ramachandran of Red, White and Brown Media

A Twitter Spaces conversation with Vignesh Ramachandran of Red, White and Brown Media and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang about my new book, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids, Wayne State Press on Twitter Spaces
Tues, Mar 22, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT/ 9am PDT/ 6am HST
Here is the link, should be fun, he says he wants to talk Tupperware! https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1vAGRkbZYVyJl



Monday, March 21, 2022

Tuesday 3/22 Talking with Vignesh Ramachandran of Red White and Brown on Twitter Spaces

Tomorrow! Tuesday Mar 22, 12pm EDT/ 9am PDT/ 6am HST Talking with Vignesh Ramachandran of Red White and Brown on Twitter Spaces about my new book, "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids," Wayne State University Press. Here is the link, should be fun, he says he wants to talk Tupperware! https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1vAGRkbZYVyJl