Memoir in Free Verse or Writing the Stories of your Life with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: Dixboro Church Classroom, 5221 Church Rd Ann Arbor MI, 48105, Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13 & 20, 1pm – 3pm. Everyone has interesting stories to tell, but not everyone knows where to begin. Whether you want to write a family history for your loved ones or publish a memoir of your life, why not start here, one word, one story at time? Short writing and reading exercises, tips and tricks to overcome barriers to writing, if you can tell your story, you can write your story! No prerequisites. Bring a notebook and a pen. Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayist, speaker, educator, and poet focused on issues of race, culture, and the arts. Her writing has appeared at NBC News Asian America, PRI Global Nation, New America Media, Cha Asian Literary Journal, Kartika Review, and several anthologies, journals, and art exhibitions. She teaches courses on Asian/Pacific Islander American media and civil rights law at the University of Michigan, and she teaches creative writing at University of Hawaii Hilo and Washtenaw Community College. She co-created a multimedia artwork for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Indian American Heritage Project.

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