Friday, June 23, 2023

Performing poetry today, "Angel Island," with IS/LAND at Synapse Arts, Chicago

I'll be test driving a new poem today, "Angel Island" (in development) with the amazing movers and musician of IS/LAND

New Works 2023 with Synapse Arts, at Berger Park Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Friday June 23, 2023 7pm and Sat June 24, 2023 7pm with audience talk back afterwards

Featuring new works by:
IS/LAND @‌islandperformance
Jamila Kekulah @‌themovingsoul
Reign Drop @‌reigndrop333
Tickets at

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Discussion: Storytelling and communities journalism

Looking forward to discussing storytelling and communities journalism with the incredible PBS NewsHour Interns today! 

Highlight of the week having & 🐶 talk w/ our interns at Classroom & about being a Communities Reporter at PBS covering Michigan. Journalism advice from Frances: Be sure to learn some of the rich history of the people you're reporting on! #sschat

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

How rising water costs could drive this Michigan city to bankruptcy | PBS NewsHour

 My article at PBS NewsHour

How rising water costs could drive this Michigan city to bankruptcy

Highland Park, Michigan, an enclave city surrounded by Detroit, may be facing bankruptcy over tens of millions of dollars in water bills in the costly aftermath of a financial crisis that left residents without a working water plant. Many minority-majority…

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Starting today Writing to Save the World at WCC

Starting today

Writing to Save the World
2 Saturdays, June 3-10, 2023, 10am-12pm EDT, Washtenaw Community College, Zoom

Next classes 

Finding the Writer Within Continuing Writers Workshop
5 Sundays, July 30-Aug 29, 2023, 12-2pm EDT, Washtenaw Community College, Zoom ?

Finding your Voice, University of Hawaii Hilo, July 2023?

Writing with Style, Finding your Voice
2 Saturdays, August 19, 26, 2023, 10am -12pm EDT, Washtenaw Community College, Zoom