NYWW Writing to Save the World
Writing to Save the World
How do we use our writing to create real world change? How do we find our voices and get our message out? How do we use writing to touch, inspire, persuade, and provoke readers to action? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of our heads and onto the page. We will consider different forms including Op-Ed, persuasive essay, spoken word, social media, art. Part writing, part activism, a lot of heart, this class aspires to use the written word to create the change you want to see in the world. Bring a notebook and a pen.
Online (ZoomLive/synchronous sessions): Six Sundays, Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 2021 3-5pm EST (12N PST, 2 PM CST)
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayist, and poet focused on issues of race, culture, justice, and the arts. Her writing has appeared at NBC News Asian America, PRI Global Nation, Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Womens Media Center, Angry Asian Man, Cha Asian Literary Journal, Kartika Review, Drunken Boat, and several anthologies, journals, and art exhibitions. She has written three chapbooks. She teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American media and civil rights at University of Michigan, and creative writing at University of Hawaii Hilo and Washtenaw Community College. She co-created a multimedia artwork on the H-1B visa for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Indian American Heritage Project online and travelling art exhibition. She is a 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit artist, Marguerite Casey Foundation Equal Voice Journalism Fellow on Poverty, and Keith Center for Civil Rights Detroit Equity Action Lab Race and Justice Reporting Fellow on Arts and Culture. franceskaihwawang.com @fkwang
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