Upcoming

Winter 2017

Asian/ Pacific Islander Americans and Civil Rights Law
University of Michigan Department of American Culture
Winter 2016: January 4, 2016-April 18

Dare to Dream 
Saturday 1/21/2017, Washtenaw Community College

Chinese: Level 1 at WCC 
Wednesday 1/25/2017-3/15/2017, 6:00-8:30, 8 sessions, Washtenaw Community College


Korematsu Day Programs
University of Michigan Law School APALSA and MLSA, Monday, January 30, 2017, 5:00-6:30 pm, 1225 South Hall, with American Citizens for Justice, Japanese American Citizens League, ACCESS

(Canton High School, Canton, Monday, January 30, 2017)
(Fordson High School, Dearborn, Friday, February 3, 2017)

Greenhills School Diversity Day
Tuesday February 7, 2017, private
Asian/Pacific Islander American (APIA) media, history, and identity
Using Asian/Pacific Islander American (APIA) stereotypes in the media as an easy and visual entry point into APIA history and identity issues, examine connections between APIA media stereotypes, identity issues, and what contemporary APIA creatives are doing to clap back. Survey the landscape of APIA media and see how this history is more relevant than ever today. Challenge yourself to become a critical reader, saavy media consumer, and activist writer/content creator. Celebrate hot APIA stereotype busters.
Chelsea District Library Essay writing workshop for teens
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm
Chelsea District Library, Chelsea
Note New date  http://chelsea.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Chinese New Year's Celebration
Saturday, February 18, 2017, afternoon
Washtenaw Community College

Jumpstart your memoir 
Saturday 2/18/2017-3/4/2017, am, 3 sessions, Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice
Saturday 3/18/2017, Washtenaw Community College

Chinese Food: Customs and Culture 
Wednesday 3/22/2017-4/12/2017, 4 sessions, Washtenaw Community College

Necessary Voices lecture series
University of Bridgeport Department of English, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Necessary Voices in Asian American media: representation, critical reading, and resistance

Why does it matter if Scarlett Johansson is cast as Major Motoko Kusanagi in “Ghost in the Shell,” or if Tilda Swinton plays The Ancient One in “Dr. Strange”? Why is Matt Damon the one to save “The Great Wall” in China, and why is Kylo Ren saving ancient Japan in “Silence”? Using Asian Americans in the media as an easy and visual entry point into Asian American history, we will examine connections between Asian American media stereotypes, historical anxieties, and what is going on today with Islamophobia, anti-immigrant sentiment, bullying, and Black Lives Matter. We will survey the landscape of Asian American media and see what contemporary Asian American creatives are doing to clap back. During this time of “alternate facts” and accusations of “fake news,” this history of representation and resistance is more relevant than ever. The challenge is to become a critical reader, savvy media consumer, and activist writer/content creator. 
Looking for speaking opportunities in Boston and NYC areas

Midwest Asian American Students Union Conference
April 7-8, 2017, University of Michigan
Asian/Pacific Islander American (APIA) media, writing, and identity
Using Asian/Pacific Islander American (APIA) stereotypes in the media as an easy and visual entry point into APIA history and identity issues, examine connections between APIA media stereotypes, identity issues, and what contemporary APIA creatives are doing to clap back. Survey the landscape of APIA media. Meet the must-read APIA writers, bloggers, poets, thought leaders, and public intellectuals. Challenge yourself to become a critical reader, saavy media consumer, and activist writer/content creator. Celebrate hot APIA stereotype busters.
Spring 2017

Writing from the Heart
Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:30-3:30, Washtenaw Community College

Writing with Style
Saturday June 3, 2017, 9:30-3:30, Washtenaw Community College

Vincent Chin commemoration? Hawaiian music and poetry reading?
June, 2017

Summer 2017

Creative Writing classes
July 2017, University of Hawaii Hilo
August 2017, Chelsea District Library
August 2017, Washtenaw Community College

Jumpstart your college application essay
Saturday, August 19 and 26, 1:00-4:00 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Fall 2017

Wayne State Law School guest speaker
Asian/ Pacific Islander Americans and Civil Rights Law
Detroit, MI

Chinese 1 Language and Culture class
8 sessions, Wednesdays, Sept 27-Nov 8, 6:00-8:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice writing workshop
Saturday, October 7, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Continuing Writing Workshop
5 sessions every other Saturday, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College
 
Jumpstart your Memoir writing workshop
Saturday, October 21, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Writing from the Heart writing workshop
Saturday, November 4, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Chinese Food: Customs and Culture 
Wednesdays, November 29, December 6, December 13, 3 sessions, Washtenaw Community College

Writing to Change the World writing workshop
Saturday, December 2, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College



  
 


***ARCHIVES***
Fall 2016

University of Michigan Dept. of American Culture Prog. in A/PIA Studies
"Asians in American Film and Television" AC353, ASIANPAM353, HIST453
Fall 2016, September-December, T/Th 2:30-4:00pm, Mason Hall

AnnHua Chinese School SAT/ACT essay writing for high schoolers
Sundays, Sept-June, 11am-12pm

AnnHua Chinese School Public Speaking class for middle schoolers
Sundays, Sept-June, 2pm-3pm

AACCOM Conversational Chinese for adults
Fridays, Sept-May, 7pm-9pm

Chelsea District Library College Application Essay writing workshop for teens
September 17, 2016, 2-4pm
Chelsea District Library

Chinese: Level 1 at WCC
9/28/2016-11/16/2016, 6:00-8:30 pm, 8 sessions, Washtenaw Community College

Jumpstart Your Memoir 
10/1/2016-10/8/2016, 9:30-12:30, 2 half-day sessions, Washtenaw Community College
Date change: 10/1 and 10/15

Writing to Change the World 
10/1/2016-10/8/2016, 1:00-4:00 pm, 2 half-day sessions, Washtenaw Community College
Date change: 10/1 and 10/15

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Elevate AAPI Data Challenge Convening
Friday, October 7, 2016, Washington DC
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elevate-aapi-data-challenge-convening-tickets-27464282408

Prof. May-Lee Chai's creative nonfiction class, UNCW MFA Program
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:45 pm, via Skype

UNITY Journalists for Diversity
Midwest Regional Workshop
October 21, 2016, Chicago, IL (tentative)

Berkeley Narrative Journalism Conference 
http://events.journalism.berkeley.edu/narrative/
Saturday, October 29, 2016, UC Berkeley School of Journalism 
Beyond the Page: Exploring the edges of nonfiction. What forms can narrative take when it’s freed from daily deadlines, paragraphs, and even the page? Four veteran journalists grapple with tough subjects in works that blend still images, voice, poetry, prose, and even virtual reality. Their work is as much mixed media as multimedia; we’ll explore it all. McKenzie Funk, Keris Salmon, Lakshmi Sarah, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, moderated by Jessica Carew Kraft. ROOM: Upper Newsroom

Writing about Race. Review the news landscape over the past year and pick out the gnawing domestic issues. One of them, surely, is race, whether in cop stories, social justice, or presidential politics. Daily stories have given us a litany of police killings, The New Yorker profiled the leaders of Black Lives Matter, and polls reflect the coverage of Donald Trump’s statements about Mexicans and Muslims. But how do we, as narrative journalists, step away from daily news and discern the contours of the larger, epic story? How do we navigate shifting currents and the winds of political correctness without losing our way? JamilahKing, Jon Steinberg, Alex Tizon, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, moderated by Tyche Hendricks. ROOM: Library
Program - The Berkeley Narrative Journalism ConferenceThe Berkeley Narrative Journalism 
Reporting Research Trip Macao
October 30-Nov 4, 2016

Finding Your Voice: Intensive Writers Workshop 
Saturday, 11/5/2016, 9:30-3:30, Washtenaw Community College

Prof. Manan Desai's Intro to APIA Studies class, Univ. of Michigan
Thurs., Nov. 17, 2016, 1:00-2:30

Chinese Food: Customs and Culture 
Wednesdays, 11/30/2016-12/14/2016, 6:00-8:30 pm, 3 sessions, Washtenaw Community College

English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream 
Saturday, 12/3/2016, 9:30-3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Summer 2016

Finding your Voice
4 Tuesdays, July 5-26, 2016, 5:00-7:30 pm
University of Hawaii Hilo

Dare to Dream
4 Thursdays, July 7-28, 2016, 5:00-7:30 pm
University of Hawaii Hilo

Writing to Change the World
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Hawaii Hilo

Asian American Journalists Association Convention
"Who is the Asian American Ta-Nehisi Coates?"
Friday, August 12, 2016, 10:00-11:30 am

English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream
2 Saturdays August 20, 2016-August 27, 2016, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Washtenaw Community College
Bring a notebook and pen. No lunch provided.

Jumpstart Your College Essay
2 Saturdays August 20, 2016-August 27, 2016, afternoon 1-4pm
Washtenaw Community College
Lunch is not provided. For ages 15-18.

Chelsea District Library writing workshop series for teens
Thursdays, August 25, 2016, 2-4pm
Chelsea District Library

Spring 2016

"Unlearn. Unmask. Unlock."
Keynote Speaker at Michigan State University APA Heritage Month Celebration
MSU East Lansing, Friday April 22, 7 pm

Officer Peter Liang and the Asian-American Community: Scapegoating, Justice, or Something Else?
on a panel with Peter Liang's defense attorneys
University of Michigan Law School
Friday, April 15, 12:00-1:00 pm, Hutchins Hall 220

Finding Your Voice: Intensive Writers Workshop
Saturday, May 7, 2016, Washtenaw Community College

Writing to Change the World
Saturday, June 4, 2016, Washtenaw Community College

Chelsea District Library writing workshop series for teens
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 2-4pm
Chelsea District Library

Winter 2016

Asian Pacific American Civil Rights History and the Law, American Culture 301
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Mondays and Wednesdays Winter Semester 2016

AnnHua Chinese School (for high school students)
Sundays, September to June
ACT/SAT essay writing, 11:00am-12:00pm
Public Speaking, 2:00-3:00 pm

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan (for adults)
Fridays, September to May, 7:00-9:00 pm
Conversational Chinese II

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Assembly Keynote Speaker
Friday, January 15, 2016
Clague Middle School

Introduction to Chinese New Year's Traditions, Stories, and Song
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 10:00am-1:00pm
Washtenaw Community College

Conversational Chinese 1
Wednesdays, January 20-March 9, 2016 6:00-8:30 pm, 8 sessions, Washtenaw Community College

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association Midwest Conference Keynote Speaker
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 2:00-6:00 pm
University of Michigan

Korematsu Day events January 2016
Northville High School ?
University of Michigan Law School: Thursday, January 28, 2016, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm 
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, Thursday, January 28, 2016, 4:00-6:00 pm

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Chinese New Year's Celebration (tentative)
February 6, 2016, Washtenaw Community College

Award Winning Essays writing workshop
Chelsea District Library
Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2:30-4:30 pm

Chinese Food and Traditions
Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 3, Mar 10, 1-3pm
Chelsea Adult Learners Institute, Chelsea

Jumpstart your Memoir
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm, Washtenaw Community College
(Rescheduled Mar 12)

Creative Nonfiction
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10:00-4:00, Washtenaw Community College
Cancelled

NBC News Asian America Ideas Summit
NBC News, Thursday, March 24, 2016, New York City
private event

Fall 2015

Unity Journalists for Diversity regional media summit panelist on "The Coming America: Writing about Religion and Immigration in a Changing Nation."
Saturday, Sept. 12, Wayne State University, Detroit, student center
http://unityjournalists.org/news/unity-opens-registration-for-detroit-media-summit-town-hall/

Jumpstart your college application essay (UM application)
Saturday, September 19, 10:30am-12:30pm, Chelsea District Library

AnnHua Chinese School (for high school students)
Sundays September to June
ACT/SAT essay writing, 11:00am-12:00pm
Public Speaking, 2:00-3:00 pm

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan (for adults)
Fridays September to May, 7:00-9:00 pm
Conversational Chinese

Conversational Chinese 1
Wednesdays, September 30-November 18, 6:00-8:30 pm, 8 sessions, Washtenaw Community College

Finding Your Voice: Intensive Writers Workshop ENG 4290
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 9:30-3:30pm, Washtenaw Community College

Jumpstart your college application essay (MSU application)
RE-RESCHEDULED: Saturday, October 17, 2:00-4:00 pm, Chelsea District Library
RESCHEDULED: Saturday, October 24, 2:00-4:00 pm, Chelsea District Library
Saturday, October 17, 2:00-4:00 pm, Chelsea District Library

Jumpstart Your Memoir ENG 4006
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9:30-3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Hawaiian Sovereignty
Wayne State University School of Law's "Asian Pacific American History and the Law: Perspectives on APA Civil Rights" with Roland Hwang and Ann Malayang Daley, LEX 8015 (3 credits) 
Thursday, November 19, 6-8 pm, Wayne State Law School, Detroit

Chinese Food: Customs and Culture HUM 4014
3 Wednesdays, December 2-16, 2015, 6:00-8:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College


English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream ENG 4055 Start 12/05/15
Saturday, December 5, 9:30-3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College
Cancelled for insufficient enrollment

Summer 2015

Jumpstart your Memoir
Dare to Dream
Tuesdays, July 7-28, 5:00-8:00, University of Hawaii, Hilo

Jumpstart your Memoir
Thursdays, July 9-30, 5:00-8:00, University of Hawaii, Hilo

Jumpstart your college application essay
July 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, University of Hawaii, Hilo

Jumpstart your college application essay
Saturday, August 22 and 29, 1:00-4:00 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Publicize your Event
August 22 and 29, Washtenaw Community College

Winter 2015

Asian Pacific American Civil Rights History and the Law, American Culture 301
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Monday and Wednesday evenings

Write Creative Nonfiction
Monday, January 19, 2015, 1-3, Chelsea District Library, Chelsea

Korematsu Commemoration Program
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 12-1, Troy High School (with Athens and Niles Community High Schools)
with Roland Hwang, Ron Aramaki, Mary Kamidoi, Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Fred T. Korematsu Institute

Korematsu Recognition Program
Friday, January 30, 2015, 11:30-2:30, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids
with Roland Hwang, Ron Aramaki, Mary Kamidoi, Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Fred T. Korematsu Institute

Korematsu Recognition Program
Friday, January 30, 2015, 3:30-6:00, Michigan State University, East Lansing
with Roland Hwang, Ron Aramaki, Mary Kamidoi, Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Fred T. Korematsu Institute

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Conversational Chinese II class
Friday evenings 7-9, AACCOM

Asian Pacific American History and Heroes--Greenhills School Diversity Day
Tuesday, February 3, 12-2:20, Greenhills School, Ann Arbor, Rescheduled for March 5.

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Chinese New Year's Celebration
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 3-9, Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor Whole Foods Chinese New Year's Celebration
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2-3, Eisenhower Parkway Whole Foods, Ann Arbor

Finding Your Voice
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:30-3:30, Washtenaw Community College

North Ann Arbor Rotary Club
Thursday, April 9, 12-1 pm, Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Intro to A/PIA Studies class with Jennifer Young Kim
Thursday, April 9, 2:30-4:00, 2435 North Quad, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Reading for "Asian Americans in Michigan" and grad student discussion
3512 Haven Hall, 1-3. Free food and bubble tea. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dare to Dream
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:30-3:30, Washtenaw Community College, Rescheduled from April 18

UCLA Law School APALSA Conference panelist
Saturday, April 18, 11:00-8:30, UCLA, Los Angeles

Ann Arbor Summer Festival event (tentative)
Saturday, June 20, 5-8pm, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May?

V3con Digital Media Conference, June 27, 2015, 4:00 pm
Moderating "State of the Asian American Blog" with leading Asian American bloggers JozJozJoz Wang, Grace Hwang Lynch, Phil Yu
What is the value of bloggers who write about the Asian American community and where is the next generation of voices? Asian American blog founders gather together to discuss what blogging is like today and what they've learned from running their sites.https://v3digitalmediaconference2015.sched.org/event/3c1d2e272e0115cf921ef61201309750#.VeNC0vlViko

POSTPONED
Third Space Salon Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) Poetry and Literary Readings third Sunday of every month 6:00-7:30 pm, at Sweetwaters Cafe, 123 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; Format: Invited poets and writers read, then Open Mic, pop-up bookshop
Upcoming Dates 2015: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17


Conversational Chinese 1
Wednesdays, January 21-April 1, 2015, 6:00-8:30 pm (8 weeks)
Washtenaw Community College

Conversational Chinese 2
Wednesdays, April 8-June 10, 2015 6:00-8:30 pm (8 weeks)
Washtenaw Community College

Fall 2014

Children's Book and Poetry Reading
Friday, August 22, 2014, 7 pm
Brewed Awakenings, Saline, MI


Conversational Chinese 1
Wednesdays, September 24-November 19, 2014 6:00-8:30 pm (8 weeks)
Washtenaw Community College

Siena Heights University Eclipse Poetry Journal Launch
Saturday, September 27th, 4:30-5:30 pm
Siena Heights University Reuckert Auditorium, Adrian, MI

AACCOM and Taiwanese Academy Chinese as a Foreign Language Performance Event (MC)
Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
Ann Arbor, MI

Jumpstart your Memoir
Nov 1 and 8, 10:00-1:00 pm Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice
Nov 1 and 8, 1:30-3:30 pm Washtenaw Community College

Rotary Club Ann Arbor North POSTPONED
Thursday, November 20, 12:00, Ann Arbor

Dare to Dream
Saturday, November 22, 9:30-3:25 Washtenaw Community College

Write Award-Winning Essays
Saturday, December 13, 10-12, Chelsea District Library

POSTPONED
Third Space Salon Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) Poetry and Literary Readings third Sunday of every month 6:00-7:30 pm, at Sweetwaters Cafe, 123 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; Format: Invited poets and writers read, then Open Mic, pop-up bookshop
November 16
December 21

Summer 2014

Poetry Reading, "Where the Lava Meets the Sea"
Tuesday, July 1, 7 pm
Kona Stories, Kona, Big Island

Finding Your Voice Writing Workshop
3 Tuesdays,July 8-22, 5-7pm
University of Hawaii Hilo, UCB 113

Jumpstart Your Memoir Writing Workshop
3 Thursdays, July 10-24, 5-7pm
University of Hawaii Hilo, UCB 113

Dare to Dream: Write your way through reinvention Writing Workshop
Saturday, July 12, 9am-5pm (with lunch break)
University of Hawaii Hilo, UCB 113

Ethical Wills: Writing a Love Letter to your Family Writing Workshop
Saturday, July 19, 9am-5pm (with lunch break)
University of Hawaii Hilo, UCB 113


Spring 2014

"Reporting on Gender, Race, and Culture" Panel Discussion on Asian Americans
Friday, April 4, 2014
Wayne State University Journalism Department
Detroit, MI

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Storytelling Contest MC
Friday, April 4, 2014
Ann Arbor, MI

Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference, "Embracing Diversity, Empowering Communities" www.3dconsults.com
Thursday, April 10, 2014
University of Michigan Dearborn

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Prose Poetry Reading
March/April tentative

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Storytelling (also early Taiwanese American Heritage Week and Children's Book Week) at Bookbound
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2:00 pm
Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor

Write your way through Reinvention
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakland Community College

Literary Sriracha: A Spicy Mix of Poetry, Mini-Memoirs, and Flash Fiction:
May 17th, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eating Cultures – Asian Pacific American Multidisciplinary Art Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center, Co-presented by Asian American Women Artists Association and Asia Society

Finding Your Voice all day writing workshop
Saturday, May 24, 9-3:30
Washtenaw Community College

Ethical Wills
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakland Community College

Jumpstart your Blog
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9:00 - 3:00 pm
Oakland Community College

Jumpstart your Memoir all day writing workshop
Saturday, June 14, 9-3:30 
Washtenaw Community College 

Finding your Voice
4 Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 6:00-8:00 pm   
Washtenaw Community College
  
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
Wednesday, June 11 6-8:30
Washtenaw Community College


Winter 2014


Asian/Pacific Islander American Civil Rights: Journalism, Activism, and the Law (American Culture 301), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Winter 2014

Asian/Pacific Islander American Film and Media (American Culture 353 with Emily Lawsin)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Winter 2014

Open Mic Poetry Reading with Zilka Joseph
Thursday, January 9, 6:00 pm
Bookbound, Ann Arbor

Conversational Chinese 1
January 15, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm
Washtenaw Community College

Twelve Gates Arts/Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Indian American Heritage Project H1B Art Exhibition (January 18-February 28)  http://twelvegatesarts.org/exhibitions/h1b
January 18, 2014, 3:30-5:30
51 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Multimedia artwork with Jyoti Omi Chowdhury entitled, “Dreams of the Diaspora” at Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Indian American Heritage Project H-1B visa online and travelling art exhibit. Opening reception at Twelve Gates Arts with poetry reading and panel discussion with curator Masum Momaya. 

Korematsu Day Commemoration
Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:45 pm
Michigan Department of Civil Rights and Michigan Asian Pacific American Advisory Commission
Huron High School, Ann Arbor
Not open to the public at this time

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Chinese New Year's Celebration
MC and Storytelling
Saturday, February 8, 3-6pm

SAT Writing Class
10 Sundays starting, February 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (no class Feb. 23)
Ann Hua Chinese School, Ann Arbor, MI

Whole Foods and Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Chinese New Year Celebration
MC and Storytelling
Sunday, February 9, 2-3pm
Whole Foods Eisenhower Parkway

English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream
Tuesday and Thursday, February 18 and 20, 6-9 pm
Washtenaw Community College

Prose Poetry Reading, "Dreams of the Diaspora"
New America Media Media Roundtable: US Citizenship - The Next Step in Immigrant Rights?
Wednesday, February 19, 11-1:30
Farmington Hills, MI

West Bloomfield Rotary Club
Thursday, February 20, 7:30-9:00 am
West Bloomfield, MI

Prose poetry reading and a writing and hula workshop, “The 'Ha' (Breath) of Writing”
February 21-23, 2014
Chicago's Hulau i Ka Pono
Friday night: Prose Poetry Reading and Hula Performance
Saturday: Writing and Hula workshop
Sunday: Zen Talk about Writing, Buddhism, and the Creative Life

Writing with Style
Monday and Wednesday, February 24 and 26, 6-9 pm
Washtenaw Community College

King International Night (Private Event) MC and Chair 
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6-8:30

Optimist Club of West Bloomfield
Tuesday, March 4, 7:30 am
West Bloomfield, MI

Jumpstart your Memoir
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakland Community College

Prose Poetry Reading (and unofficial book launch) with Open Mic
Thursday, March 13, 7:00 pm
Bookbound, Ann Arbor

Finding your Voice
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakland Community College

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Prose Poetry Reading
March/April tentative

Conversational Chinese 2
10 Wednesdays, March 26, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm
Washtenaw Community College


Fall 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Social Media Tips and Tricks to Build Business (in partnership with Constant Contact presentation)
Plante Moran, PLLC, Auburn Hills, MI
Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, apacc.net

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 7:00 pm
Prose Poetry Reading at Brewed Awakenings! cafe, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176 (Corner of Michigan Ave. and State St.)
http://www.franceskaihwawang.com/2013/09/making-flyers-for-saturday-september-14.html

Friday and Saturday October 4 and 5, 2013
Prose Poetry Reading at Nancy Wolfe's Painting Exhibition Opening nancywolfe.com
Josef Glimer Gallery, Chicago, IL josefglimergallery.com
http://www.franceskaihwawang.com/2013/09/blog-post_6.html
http://www.franceskaihwawang.com/2013/09/nancy-wolfes-painting-poetry-at-josef.html
http://www.franceskaihwawang.com/2013/10/reading-at-nancy-wolfes-opening-at.html

Sunday October 6, 2013
TBA Chicago

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 5:00 pm
Prose Poetry Reading at Michael Nagara and Nancy Wolfe's Exhibition Opening nancywolfe.com
Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI
http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/index.php/events/event/nagara_wolfe_reception/
http://www.franceskaihwawang.com/2013/09/reading-at-kerrytown-concert-house.html

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:30 pm
Conversational Chinese I class begins--ten weeks, Wednesdays
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

October TBA
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

October 29, 2013
Prose Poetry Reading of "Where the Lava Meets the Sea" with Tom Peek, author of Daughters of Fire http://daughtersoffire.com/
Downtown branch, Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI
http://www.franceskaihwawang.com/2013/09/journey-into-deeper-beauty-and-volcanic.html
http://www.franceskaihwawang.com/2013/10/reading-with-tom-peek-october-29-hawaii.html

Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3, 10:00 am -12:55 pm
Ethical Wills: Writing a Love Letter to Your Family (ENG 4003)
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI
Creative Writing Classes - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec 7, 2013
"Writing with Style: Finding your Voice" (ENG4004) and "Jumpstart your Memoir" (ENG4006)
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI
Creative Writing Classes - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Association of Chinese Americans High School Scholarship Awards Dinner Keynote
Sunday, December 8, 6 pm
Chinese Cultural Center, Madison Heights, MI

West Bloomfield Rotary Club
Thursday, December 19, 7:30-8:30 am

December 2013 TBA
Multimedia artwork with Jyoti Omi Chowdhury entitled, “Dreams of the Diaspora” at Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Indian American Heritage Project H-1B visa online and travelling art exhibit and Beyond Bollywood exhibit opening



Winter 2013

January 1, 2013
AACCOM Lion Dance, gu zheng, er hu, and yoyo performances
Novi Sheraton, Novi, MI

January 10, 2013
Asian Pacific American History and the Law, American Culture 301
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

January 15 and 16, 2013??
UM Understanding Race Project Community Conversations

January 25, 2013, 7-9 pm
Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan, Northside School
UM Understanding Race Project

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Conversational Chinese I class begins--ten weeks, Wednesdays
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Michigan Department of Civil Rights and Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission to Recognize Fred Korematsu Day in Michigan
Troy High School, Troy, Michigan

January 31, 2013
AACCOM Lion Dance and dance performance and talk at Entreslam.com

February 7, 2013 (Private event)
King School International Night MC and chair

February 9, 2013
Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Chinese Lunar New Year's Celebration MC and Lion Dance
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

February 23, 2013
University of Michigan Yuri Kochiyama APIA High School Leadership Program
Ann Arbor, MI

February 9, 2013
AACCOM Chinese New Year's Celebration (Lion Dance and MC)
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

March 16 and 23, 2013, 9-12
Finding your Voice Writing with Style
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, March 13 and 20, 2013, 10am-12pm
Ethical Wills: Writing a Love Letter to Your Family
Adult Learning Institute, Cedars of Dexter

March 30, 2013
University of Michigan A/PIA High School Conference Keynote Speech
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

April 3, 2013
Preparing your child for racism on Radio KALW-SF
San Francisco, California

April 5-6, 2013
Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU) Conference
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

April 12-13, 2013
International Taiwanese Ameican Student Association (ITASA) Midwest Conference
Columbus, Ohio

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Conversational Chinese II begins, ten weeks, Wednesdays
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

April 10, 2013
Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce East/West Business Connections
Troy, Michigan

April 18, 2013
University of Michigan LSA Understanding Race Theme Year Race Card Project Ensemble Reading and Town Hall Meeting with NPR's Michele Norris
Rackham Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
http://www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/130419/racecard

Spring 2013

May 15, 2013
Navigating the Undercurrents Poetry Reading curated by May-lee Chai with AAWAA
SOMArts, San Francisco, California
http://www.somarts.org/undercurrentspoetry/

Saturdays, May 18-June 8, 10am-12:25pm CLASS CANCELLED
Jumpstart your Memoir
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

May 22, 2013 CONFERENCE CANCELLED
Panelist on Doing Business in China at Skyline West Michigan Seminar
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Saturdays, June 1 and 8, 1-4 pm
Finding your Voice Writing with Style
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

June 15, 2013
Activism Panel at V3 Conference (with Tanzila Ahmed, Phil Yu, Jenn Pae, Lisa Lee, wow!)
Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California
http://v3con.com/schedule/speakers/

August 6 and 8, 2013
Jumpstart your Memoir
University of Hawaii Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii
http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/ccecs/fitness/JumpstartMemoir.php

August 22, 2013
MEDA Conference
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Corp! Magazine Diversity Awards, Detroit

Fall 2012:



Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 5-7 pm

Opening reception for Jyoti Omi Chowdhury's photography exhibit, "Boots of Spanish Leather," together with a reading by writer Frances Kai-Hwa Wang of her newest work, "Imaginary Affairs--postcards from an imagined life."

Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, 415 N. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, 48104


August 21, 2012, 7 pm

Vincent Who? showing and discussion

Media Decompression Collective at B-Bop Records

Toledo, OH





Saturday, August 24-25, 2012





Wednesday, September 12, 2012

U-M Understanding Race Project Community meeting
Ann Arbor, MI


Friday, September 21, 2012

Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits
Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Ann Arbor, MI



September 28, 2012
"The Vincent Chin Case: Made in Michigan" Vincent Who? screening and discussion


Chicago, Illinois


September 29, 2012
Blacklava 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition Opening
Los Angeles, California

September 29 to October 10, 2012
"Did you eat? means...I love you" artwork at Blacklava's 20th anniversary celebration art exhibit at Hatakeyama Gallery, 905 S. Hill St., Los Angeles

October 13 and 20
"Finding your Voice" and "Ethical Wills"
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

November 16, 2012, 6-8pm
UM Understanding Race Project New Exhibits Look at Race In Our Community Public reception for photographer Mohammed Langston's exhibit "Glimpse: People of our Community" and Laurie White's video "Race in this Place: A Community Conversation"
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History 1109 Geddes Ave. UnderstandingRaceProject.org

November 18, 2012
Asian Fusion Harvest Festivals--stories, dances, crafts
Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI

November 28, 2012
University of Michigan United Asian American Organizations (UAAO) Empowerment workshop facilitator, Ann Arbor, MI

December 1 and 8
"Jumpstarting your Memoir"
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

December 8, 2012
Miso for Life--A Melting Pot of Thoughts Book Launch
Access Media, Orange County, California

December 9, 2012, 6 pm
Association of Chinese Americans High School Scholarship Awards Banquet
Madison Heights, MI

Winter 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 6:30 pm
APIA History and the Law course begins
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 6:30 pm
Conversational Chinese course begins
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Chinese New Year | Ypsilanti District Library
Lion Dancing, Chinese Yo Yo, stories, traditions, crafts and activities and more!

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6-8pm
AAPS Rec and Ed course: Chinese New Year's Celebration: Dumplings!
Whole Foods Market, Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor.

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 3-9pm
The Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan’s Chinese New Year’s Celebration
Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor.

Saturdays, February 11 and 18, 2012, 10:00 am
Writing Ethical Wills
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 6:30 pm
Hawaiian Sovereignty Lecture in APIA History and the Law course
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6:30 pm
AAPS Rec and Ed course: Asian Noodles
Huron High School, Ann Arbor, MI

Friday, March 9, 2012, 8:15 pm
So you want to be a writer
AACCOM, Ann Arbor, MI

Friday, March 23, 2012, 8:15 pm
Crafting Your Speech workshop
AACCOM, Ann Arbor, MI

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 6:00 pm
AAA Mr. and Ms. APA Talent Show (Judge)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Friday, March 30, 2012
National Reading Month
King Elementary School

Saturday, April 7, 2012
Spark your Identity
International Taiwanese American Student Association (ITASA) Midwest Conference
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Saturday, April 7, 2012
Legacy of the Vincent Chin Case
University of Michigan Yuri Kochiyama Leadership Program

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 6 pm
Vincent Who? with Curtis Chin and panel discussion
University of Michigan School of Public Health, SPHII M1020

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Conversational Chinese Continuing course begins
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Saturdays, April 14 and 21, 2012, 10:00 am
Writing with Style: Finding your Voice
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Environmental Protection Agency

Monday, May 21, 2012
King School 2nd/3rd grade Writing Workshop

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
International Neighbors
Ann Arbor Women's City Club, Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
King School 4th/5th grade Writing Workshop

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Community Media Workshop's Making Media Connections
Chicago, IL

Friday, June 15, 2012
"Light the Night against Hate"
Vincent Chin Memorial at Nine and Woodward, Ferndale
www.ferndalepride.com


Fall 2011


Thursday, October 27, 2011, 11:30 am
"Is there an App for that? Social Media for Social Justice" panel with Keith Kamisugi et al
Advancing Justice Conference, San Francisco, CA

Friday, October 28, 2011, 11:30 am
"What happens after the music lessons stop? Cultivating your Asian American identity and preparing for a global future after Amy Chua Tiger Mother"
University of San Francisco Asian American Studies Department, Room University 503
San Francisco, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/191494697590753/
So your Tiger Mother made you take all those piano lessons, Kumon, SAT prep classes, language school, and here you are. Now what? Asian American writer Frances Kai-Hwa Wang will offer some practical strategies to both cultivate our characters and prepare for a global future—how to develop a multicultural perspective, the importance of knowing our Asian American history, and the power of giving back to our communities through social justice activism. (Sorry, you still have to take more math.) The key is developing our identities as strong and proud Asian Americans.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 6-8 pm
Multicultural Toolbox
King Elementary School Media Center, Rec and Ed course
Strategies for Raising Bilingual Children with Culture and Pride
How do you teach your children about their cultural heritage? Discover tools, strategies, and resources you can use to build positive self-esteem and ethnic identity. Incorporate the teaching of culture and values into everyday life in America and prepare your children for racism. Explore the importance of teaching your child two or three languages and how to make them realize it's "cool" to go to language school.

Friday, December 9
University of Michigan Dearborn Multicultural Exploration 270, The Asian American experience
Chinese Community Center, Madison Heights

already past:

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 12-2
Kitemaking workshop, with UM Center for Chinese Studies and Parks and Rec
Allmendinger Park, Ann Arbor, MI

Friday, September 16, 2011
Moonfestival and Mooncakes
King Elementary School, Second Grade

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 12-2
Kitemaking workshop, with UM Center for Chinese Studies and Parks and Rec
Buhr Park, Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 12-1
"Beyond Amy Chua Tiger Mother--What happens after the music lessons stop?--Cultivating your Asian American identity"
Food for Thought series at Asian Cultural Center, University of Illinois, Urbana Champagne, IL
So your Tiger Mother made you take all those piano lessons, Kumon, SAT prep classes, language school, and here you are. Now what? Asian American writer Frances Kai-Hwa Wang will offer some practical strategies and hands-on tools to both cultivate our characters and prepare for a global future—how to develop a multicultural perspective, how to capitalize on our family backgrounds, and the importance of knowing our Asian American history. (Sorry, you still have to take more math.) In line with the U of I’s theme of “iUnite!”, she will also address the theme of belonging—about finding ourselves, finding strength in our communities, and the power of giving back through volunteering and social justice activism. The key is developing our identities as strong and proud Asian Americans.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 6-8 pm
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Moonfestival
King Elementary School Media Center, Rec and Ed Course
The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is one of the few most important holidays in the Chinese calendar. It celebrates the end of the harvest season when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. Embrace the history and traditions, learn about and taste moon cakes, hear stories of the Moon Lady and the Jade Rabbit, and complete a Chinese paper cutting craft. (Appropriate for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult).

Friday, September 23, 2011, tba
escorting premier fourth-generation kitemaster Ha Yiqi to visit local elementary schools

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 1-5
New Millennium East Meets West Kite Festival by University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies
Nichol's Arboretum, Ann Arbor, MI, University of Michigan
There will be kite-making workshops, kite flying competitions, cultural performances, and kite masters from China and Michigan. Special categories for students and community. A real town and gown and east meets west affair, much like the dragon boat races they organized at Gallup Park in 2007.

Sunday, October 2, 2011, 12-2
Kitemaking workshop, with UM Center for Chinese Studies and Parks and Rec
Leslie Park, Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 6-8pm
"Beyond Tiger Mothering"
King Elementary School Media Center, Rec and Ed course
Understand hands-on strategies for preparing your children for the 21st century and a global market. Raise confident children with cultural sensitivity, languages, positive self-esteem and math skills. Discover effective techniques for instilling your academic and cultural values while making your child believe that being different is "cool."

copyright Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, 2012
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