Join Kearny Street Workshop and Intersection for the Arts for an evening of literary exploration and the third night of the 2008 Intergenerational Writers Lab (IWL). The evening features readings by two IWL lead artists, creative nonfiction writer Bushra Rehman and journalist and music writer Jeff Chang, and IWL 2008 participants Cathlin Goulding, Vickie Vértiz, Juliana Mojica, Anthem Salgado, Joyce Futa, and Tessa Fontaine.
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Time: 7 -9 pm
Location: Kearny Street Workshop, 180 Capp Street #5, @ 17th Street, San Francisco
Cost: $5 - 15 sliding scale.
The 2008 Intergenerational Writers Lab is supported by a grant from the Irvine Foundation.
About the Intergenerational Writers Lab
The 5th Intergenerational Writers Lab (IWL) 2008 is a unique program with three of SF’s oldest arts organizations that challenges writers to thoroughly explore and develop writing. The IWL 2008 program takes place March 1 - July 16, 2008, and features workshops, public readings, and a chapbook publication. IWL workshops are led by playwrights Ricardo Bracho, poets devorah major and Truong Tran, creative nonfiction writer Bushra Rehman, journalist and music writer Jeff Chang, and journalist and blogger Annalee Newitz.
The goals of the IWL program include the following:
1) to provide local emerging writers with the opportunity to challenge, develop, and expand their writing by working with emerging and established writers 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 writers 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 contribute to the wealth of independent literary publications by publishing a new chapbook from KSW Press & Intersection for the Arts that highlights work by exciting new writers committed to exploring new forms and voices..
About the Collaborating Organizations
Kearny Street Workshop is a multidisciplinary arts organization based in San Francisco's Mission District at KSW's exhibition and arts events space, space180. The mission of Kearny Street Workshop is to produce and present art that enriches and empowers Asian Pacific American communities. Our vision is to achieve a more just society by connecting Asian Pacific American(APA) artists with community members to give voice to our cultural, historical, and contemporary issues. For more information please visit www.kearnystreet.org.
Intersection for the Arts is San Francisco's oldest alternative art space (est. 1965) and has a long history of presenting new and experimental work in the fields of literature, theater, music, dance and the visual arts, and also in nurturing and supporting the Bay Area's cultural community through service, technical support, and mentorship programs. Intersection provides a place where provocative ideas, diverse art forms, artists, and audiences can intersect one another. For more information please visit www.theintersection.org
Added by KSW on May 9, 2008