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Two Languages / One Community w/ Poets Chun Yu and Michael Warr

March 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Over the course of three workshops, participants will be guided by the authors through structured exercises, individually, and in small groups, with the goal of supporting participants as they chronicle their experiences through creative storytelling. Participants will write an original short poem or memory, which will be translated into English and Chinese, published, and shared at a public culminating event at OACC in May. The workshops will be conducted at OACC on Fridays 2/23, 3/23, and 4/13 from 1-2p, with optional time from 2-3p for participants to continue writing or working together. Workshops are limited to ten participants who can commit to attending the entire series, and who would ideally be willing to share their work both verbally at a culminating event at OACC in May 2018, and in print.

The poem “Black Star” based on the photograph of Michael Warr’s mother, Gaynell Warr, has been translated into Mandarin by Chun Yu.

Sign-up online at https://tinyurl.com/2Lang1Community or call 510-637-0455. Registration deadline noon on Wed. 2/21/18.


Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St Ste 290
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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(510) 637-0455