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




Sunday, March 20, 2022

Today! Reading Mar 20: Spilling the Tea with Tamiko Wong and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Today! Virtual Reading next Sunday March 20, 2022 AT 3 PM EDT/ 12pm pdt/ 9am HST, Spilling the Tea with Tamiko Wong and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids," free and fun Wayne State University Press

Spilling the Tea with Tamiko Wong and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Facebook

Saturday, March 19, 2022

SUNDAY! Spilling the Tea with Tamiko Wong and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Zoom

Tomorrow! SUNDAY 3/20 3pm EDT/ 12pm PDT/ 9am HST -- Come join me and Tamiko Wong talk story and read from my new book, on zoom, "You cannot resist me when my hair is in braids" Free but preregistration required Wayne State University Press

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

Registration link and Facebook events page here:
Spilling the Tea with Tamiko Wong and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Facebook

Friday, March 18, 2022

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

love note from a friend

love note from a friend about my book

"I got your book yesterday and read the whole thing in one sitting. It is so beautifully written and so brave and insightful about your own life, but also about race and gender in the US."

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

Monday, March 14, 2022

Poetry Reading Performance: The Vincent Chin 40th Rededication and Remembrance

Excited to be performing together with some amazing artist as part of this important event on Sat., June 18, 2022, 6-8pm, Detroit

More info https://www.onedetroitpbs.org/four-day-event-set-to-commemorate-vincent-chin-40th-anniversary-murder

More info https://kresge.org/news-views/vincent-chin-40th-remembrance-and-rededication-set-for-june-in-detroit-with-kresge-support/

Schedule — The Vincent Chin 40th Rededication and Remembrance

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Today: Special Reading Mar 13 for women only w Tamiko Wong on Hello Revel

 

Special Reading for women over 40 only today, Sunday Mar 13, 2022, 3:30 pm EDT/ 12:30 pm PDT/ 9:30 am HST on Hello Revel w Tamiko Wong from my new book "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids.," Wayne State University Press BUT this reading is only for women over 40 and you need to join HelloRevel.com (for free) first to access. (instructions in link). 

Thanks Tamiko for organizing and for the great conversation.

Meet "You Cannot Resist Me" Author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang - Revel

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Today Reading Mar 12: Writers Who Read: Pandemic Layers | Facebook


Reading today from my new book, "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids," Saturday March 12, 2022, 5-6pm EST/ 2pm PST/ 12pm HST Wayne State University Press Thanks Tamiko Wong for organizing this Open Mic, looking forward to hearing all the great writers you've brought together!

Writers Who Read: Pandemic Layers | Facebook

Friday, March 11, 2022

Panel today — The Center for Independent Journalists



Speaking today Friday Mar 11, 5:45-7:00 pm EST on a great panel, "Learn from the Pros" with amazing folks at the amazing inaugural The Center for Independent Journalists conference #cij2022

Agenda — The Center for Independent Journalists

Essay 1990 Institute Newsletter Vol 2 Iss 5 What do we remember as we watch the crisis in Ukraine unfold?

My essay for 1990 Institute Newsletter Vol 2 Iss 5 What do we remember as we watch the crisis in Ukraine unfold?

As the crisis in Ukraine unfolds before our eyes in real time and on social media, it is hard not to think that this must have been what it was like for many of our elders (and some of us too), fleeing conflicts and wars in years past. So many of us have colonization, displacement, and war in our personal and family histories. At the same time, many of us do not know a lot about those histories because we were never taught it in school and/or because our elders did not want to burden us with these stories. 

I learned a lot more about intergenerational trauma from the Disney film “Encanto.” 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Reading Mar 20: Spilling the Tea with Tamiko Wong and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Facebook

Virtual Reading next Sunday March 20, 2022 AT 3 PM EDT/ 12pm pdt/ 9am HST, Spilling the Tea with Tamiko Wong and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids," free and fun Wayne State University Press

Spilling the Tea with Tamiko Wong and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Facebook

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

New AACCOM Mandarin Class for Adults

 

📘📙Mandarin Class for Adults📕📗
🔆Register Now🔆
We offer practical and effective Mandarin classes for adults. Spring 2022 starts on March 11.
https://www.tcml-annarbor.org
密西根州安娜堡中文學校臺灣華語文學習中心將於3月11日開課,誠摯歡迎18歲以上成人踴躍報名參加喔!也請大家幫忙轉發宣傳!🙏😊
報名網址:
https://www.tcml-annarbor.org/



Monday, March 7, 2022

Class Asian Pacific American History and Heroes starts today WCC

Explore the history and heroes of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and celebrate their many contributions. From the first Filipino Americans to arrive in 1587, to the Chinese Americans who built the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 to the Japanese American incarceration in internment camps during World War II. You will learn about the rich and broad development of our nation from this cultural point of view.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

2 Readings Mar 12 and 13: Meet "You Cannot Resist Me" Author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang - Revel and Facebook


Reading next weekend from my new book, "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids," Saturday March 12, 2022, 5-6pm EST/ 2pm PST/ 12pm HST Wayne State University Press Thanks Tamiko Wong for organizing this Open Mic, looking forward to hearing all the great writers you've brought together!

Special Reading for women over 40 only this Sunday Mar 13, 2022, 3pm EDT/12pmPDT/9amHST on Hello Revel w Tamiko Wong from my new book "You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids.," Wayne State University Press BUT this reading is only for women over 40 and you need to join HelloRevel.com (for free) first to access. (instructions in link)

Meet "You Cannot Resist Me" Author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang - Revel

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Poetry Reading Today and unofficial book launch Kerrytown Concert House


Poetry Reading Today! I am crashing Rita Malone and Nancy Wolfe’s pop up art exhibition Kerrytown Concert House to read from my new book for the first time “you cannot resist me when my hair is in braids” thurs mar 3 5-7pm est IN REAL LIFE! come join us, ann arbor! Wayne State University Press

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


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Upcoming talks and readings winter spring 2022


Poetry Reading at Rita Malone and Nancy Wolfe’s pop up art exhibition at Kerrytown Concert House 
Thurs Mar 3, 5-7pm EST, Ann Arbor, IN REAL LIFE! (Unofficial book crash rather than launch)

Asian American History and Heroes
3 Mondays, March 7-21, 2022, 6-8pm EST, Washtenaw Community College, Zoom

Panel "Learn from the Pros" at inaugural The Center for Independent Journalists conference #cij2022
Friday Mar 11, 5:45-7:00 pm EST

Writers Who Read: Pandemic Layers (Virtual poetry reading & Open Mic hosted by Tamiko Wong)
Sat Mar 12, 2022, 5:00-6:00 pm EST
https://www.facebook.com/events/250630370608479 
Eventbrite to sign up to attend: https://tinyurl.com/wwr-3-12-22

Revel: A Books Conversation with Tamiko Wong and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang about You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids on HelloRevel.com (for women over 40 only) 
Sun., Mar 13, 2022, 3:30-4:30 pm EDT Virtual / 12:30-1:30 pm PDT Virtual
https://www.hellorevel.com/events/35c64605-1c9c-43f2-878a-d07e7dbbfdf0

Panel for 40th commemoration of Vincent Chin case and 1 year commemoration of Atlanta shootings
Moderator
Wed., Mar 16, 2022, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
University of Michigan, Dept of American Culture, 3512 Haven Hall, hybrid event (in person & virtual)

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, Mar 18, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT Twitter

Spilling the Tea with Tamiko Wong and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang about You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids on Facebook Live 
Sun., Mar 20, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT Virtual
Please register here for the Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/teawithfrances2022
https://www.facebook.com/events/498465311807704
 
Guest Lecture Hawaii Sovereignty 
Asian/Pacific Islander American Civil Rights, University of Michigan Dept of American Culture
Mon., March 21, 2022, 10-11:20am EDT

A Twitter Spaces conversation with Vignesh Ramachandran of Red, White and Brown Media and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang about  You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids on Twitter
Tues, Mar 22, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT Twitter

AWP -- find me w Wayne State Univ Press and New York Writers Workshop
Mar 23-26, 2022, Philadelphia, PA, in person AWP conference in Philadelphia

AWP Wayne State Univ Press book signing
Friday, Mar 25, 11:00 am EDT in person table #1151

Town Hall Seattle Book Reading You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids 
Mon, Mar 28, 2022, 7:00 pm PDT, in person
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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

Wayne State University Press spring 2022 Publishing Symposium
Friday, April 1, 2022, 9:30 am -11:30 am EDT
I'll be speaking on copyediting and cover design at 10:15

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

Ann Arbor District Library in person Poetry Reading: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids
Tues., April 26, 2022, 6:30pm EDT in person


Spring 2022

Finding the Writer Within Continuing Writers Workshop
5 Sundays, May 1-Jun 5, 2022, 12-2pm EDT, Washtenaw Community College, Zoom

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 Zoom at Martin Luther King Jr Library, Washington DC Libraries (Thanks Ryan Williams)
Wed, May 4, 2022, 7:00 - 8:00 pm EDT Zoom

Poetry Reading: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids (Virtual Book Tour)
Detroit Writing Room book club virtual event and Asian Pacific American Heritage month
Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 7-8 pm EDT Zoom

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

Ypsilanti District Library Reading and Reception
Sun., June 12, 2022, 2pm EDT in person

Vincent Chin 40th year Commemoration Film Festival with CAAM and DPTV
Thurs Fri June 16-17, 2022, Detroit  https://www.vincentchin.org/schedule

Vincent Chin 40th year Commemoration Arts Performance (w IS/LAND and City of Detroit)
Poetry reading 
Sat., June 18, 2022, 6-8pm EDT, Detroit  https://www.vincentchin.org/schedule

Vincent Chin 40th year Commemoration (w ACJ and OCA)
Sun., June 19, 2022, 10-2pm EDT, Detroit  https://www.vincentchin.org/schedule


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Happy Pub Date from Wayne State University Press!

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

Happy Pub Date, ! , director and cofounder of the NY Writers Workshop says, "across its pages of aphorism, prose poem, micro-fiction, and lyric essay, we encounter #PatsyCline heartache and outrage, delivered in a humor that is solely Wang’s own."
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11:10 AM · Mar 1, 2022Twitter Web App 

Thanks Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar, PhD@empurplerReplying to @fkwang @WSUPress and 5 others

Congrats Frances! Such a great work & my #blurb sez in part - by turns whimsical, romantic, witty, hybrid, self-deprecating, fierce, intertextual, hashtagged, polylingual and full of a radiant empathy…this is a collection that astounds, surprises and delights ❤️

10:20 AM · Mar 1, 2022·Twitter for iPhone2 Retweets2 Likes

https://twitter.com/empurpler/status/1498679605359779841

You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids Launching March 1


You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids, my first book, Launching March 1

Praise for You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids 

“Frances Kai-Hwa Wang languages desire with a refreshing candor and mischievous wit. She talks story of divorce, of messy relationships, and of enduring humiliating racist and misogynistic microaggressions because she is an Asian American woman. Wang’s prose poems and lyric essays ring with wisdom and hard-earned truths and dreamlike reveries in this unforgettable collection.” —May-lee Chai, author of Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories, winner of the American Book Award 

“‘I do not know if one ever recovers from Kathmandu,’ the speaker in one of Frances Kai-Hwa Wang’s poems ruminates, and I don’t know if we ever recover—or want to recover—from You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids, which is part of the marvelous linguistic spell that is cast in this book. By turns whimsical, romantic, witty, hybrid, self-deprecating, fierce, intertextual, hashtagged, polylingual, and full of a radiant empathy that connects us to Vincent Chin, George Zimmerman, Sun Ku Wong, Hanuman, and Milan Kundera, this is a collection that astounds, surprises, and delights, which encapsulates much of what a book that leaves an indelible mark should do. Yay Frances for a collection that rocks!” —Dr. Ravi Shankar, Pushcart Prize–winning author of Correctional 

“You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids 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.” —Tim Tomlinson, director and cofounder of New York Writers Workshop, author of Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire and This Is Not Happening to You

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