3 Writers, 3 Months, 3 Genres!
Kearny Street Workshop and the MFA programs at California Institute of Integral Studies relaunch the Interdisciplinary Writers Lab: A unique, multi-genre masterclass for local emerging writers
Instructors: Chinaka Hodge, Brynn Saito, and Nayomi Munaweera
Dates: Thursday evenings, June 4 – Aug 20; Final Reading: Aug 29
Classroom Instruction will take place at CIIS (1453 Mission St.)
Take the next step in your writing life! Explore and develop your writing in 12 workshops led by 3 established, community-based writers. Work across genres, share and perform your work, publish in an online and print anthology, and create a communal network of writing peers in this unique, innovative, and interdisciplinary writing lab.
Application Deadline: March 23
Application and more info at http://bit.ly/iwl2015
*Although IWL accepts applications from all interested students, the focus of this program has always been geared towards artists and writers of color, as this level of instruction has not always been available for these communities. It’s our hope that the students’ engagement in this program will prompt the further development of their craft.
IWL is a collaboration between Kearny Street Workshop and the MFA programs at California Institute of Integral Studies
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Wanna hear me on the radio? From last Thursday’s APEX Express. I’m in the first 10 minutes talking about KSW’s co-presentation at #CAAMfest2015 of Fred Ho’s Last Year.
Props to Robynn Takayama for editing all my uhmmms and stammers and thoughts that hit dead ends into coherent speech.
I’m back in Austin this weekend and for one night only, I’ll be reading with an amazing lineup of writers including my buddy and Write Bloody founder, Derrick Brown. I’ll also be reading with Chad Bennett, Loyce Gayo and Sasha West and I trust Sam Sax’s powers of curating so I very much look forward to getting to hear their work. This will be the only reading I’ll be doing while I’m there so catch me while you can because I got a wedding to go to and then I’m going right back home.
UNIQUE ONE-OF-A-KIND POETRY SPECTACULAR
Friday 3/6 7-9pm
1206 Parkway @12th & Lamar
Got my new contributor copy of Learn Then Burn 2. All you teachers out there looking for a compilation to help you incorporate slam, spoken word, and contemporary poetry into your classrooms, this is a good book to have. Plus you’ll get poems by Me, Sam Sax, Danez Smith, Fatima Asghar, Carrie Rudzinski, and so many more dope poets! There’s a lot here to build lesson plans off of and all the poems are classroom appropriate. You can get your copy here: