- Intergenerational / Interdisciplinary Writers Lab
A program of Kearny Street Workshop & Intersection for the Arts
Saturdays April 11 - June 6, 2009 (no class May 23)
10am - 1pm at Intersection for the Arts
FINAL PUBLIC READING
Wednesday, July 8, 7-9pm
Intersection for the Arts
Featuring: Elizabeth Star Bilyck, Drea Brown, Richard Kevin Cartwright IV, Mai Doan, Victoria Gannon, Betty Johnson, Carolyn Kameya, Kenji Liu, Carrie Leilam Love, Karim Scarlata, Vidhu Singh, and Colette Winlock
A unique literary workshop for emerging writers with two of SF's oldest interdisciplinary arts organizations, the IWL thoroughly explores and develops participants' writing skills and styles. Twelve selected students will participate in workshops led by accomplished writers and artists Jewelle Gomez and Truong Tran, attend special exhibitions and performances, have the opportunity to perform/read work at a public event, and be published in online anthology. The IWL will include a public reading scheduled for July 8 at Intersection for the Arts.
The goals of the IWL program include the following:
1) to provide twelve local emerging writers/aritsts with the opportunity to challenge, develop, and expand their practice by working with established writers and artists in a variety of genres;
2) to contribute to the development of new literary forms and language that incorporate multiple forms of creative expression;
3) to provide emerging artists with the opportunity to connect and work with each other and with established writers in the literary world;
4) to provide the community with an opportunity to engage with new work and new explorations of form and language;
5) to publishing an online anthology that highlights work by exciting new writers committed to exploring new forms and voices.
Stand Up for APAture
Co-presented with hoboFish Improv
Saturday, July 11, 7 - 9pm
KSW @ PariSoMa
1436 Howard St., SF
Admission: $5-15 sliding scale at the door
We want to hear you laugh! Come to Stand Up for APAture, featuring hoboFish improv, Kamikaze Theory, stand-up comedians Josef Anolin and Edwin Li, plus musical parodies by Alexander Shen. You happy makes us happy! Proceeds benefit Kearny Street Workshop's 11th annual APAture festivalthe Bay Area's biggest gathering of Asian Pacific American art.
Present Tense Biennial: Panel Discussion
Contemporary Art, Community and Public Space
A panel discussion with Present Tense artists Julie Chang, Justin Hoover, Ken Lo and representatives from the Chinatown Community Development Corporation and the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Saturday, July 25, 1 - 3pm
Chinese Culture Center Auditorium
Inside the Hilton Hotel
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
Join Present Tense artists, community partner organizations and exhibition curators for a casual and lively discussion about the goals, inspirations and challenges of the nine Chinatown storefront installations that are part of the exhibition. Among other topics, we will discuss the relationship between contemporary art, community building, and public space as a venue for the arts; the impact on artists, the community audience; and how exhibitions like Present Tense can bring new and provocative energy into the public scene. We invite artists and non-artists alike to participate the discussion in hopes of gauging community response to the Present Tense public art installations, as well as elaborating on the relationship between art, community enrichment and economic development.
Co-sponsored by: Community Educational Services, Asian American Women Artists Association, Asia Society, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Asian Law Caucus, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinatown YMCA, Chinatown Community Development Center and Community Youth Center.