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IWL Night 3 featuring Thy Tran, Uchechi Kalu, and IWL participants
Date Wednesday May 23
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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IWL Night 3: Thy Tran, Uchechi Kalu, and IWL participants
A collaboration of Kearny Street Workshop, Intersection for the Arts, and Galería de la Raza


IWL 2007 graphic design by industrialforest.com.

Join Kearny Street Workshop, Galería de la Raza, and Intersection for the Arts for the second night of the 4th annual 2007 Intergenerational Writers Lab, a literary program to explore multiple forms of creative expression and generate new work. The program features three months of workshops led by seven lead artists, and four public readings and performances.
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorSamantha chanse
IWL Night 3: Thy Tran, Uchechi Kalu, and IWL participants
A collaboration of Kearny Street Workshop, Intersection for the Arts, and Galería de la Raza


IWL 2007 graphic design by industrialforest.com.

Join Kearny Street Workshop, Galería de la Raza, and Intersection for the Arts for the second night of the 4th annual 2007 Intergenerational Writers Lab, a literary program to explore multiple forms of creative expression and generate new work. The program features three months of workshops led by seven lead artists, and four public readings and performances.

The second public IWL 2007 event is on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007, at Galeria de la Raza, and features readings and performances from poet and performer Uchechi Kalu, essayist and critic Thy Tran , and IWL 2007 participants.

Date: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Time: 7pm

Location: Galeria de la Raza, 2857 24th Street, @ Bryant Street, san francisco

Cost: $5 - 15 sliding scale.

The 2007 Intergenerational Writers Lab is supported by a grant from the Irvine Foundation.

About the artists
Born in Abia State, Nigeria, Uchechi Kalu was raised in Missouri, Texas and Massachusetts and mentored by the late June Jordan at the University of California, Berkeley. She has performed her poetry and taught at universities, high schools, prisons and community centers around the country. She is also a recipient of a Hedgebrook residency for women writers on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Her first book, Flowers Blooming Against A Bruised Gray Sky, was published by Whit Press in Fall 2006. http://www.uchechikalu.com

Thy Tran writes literary nonfiction about food, its rituals and the many ways it both connects and separates us. Her features have appeared in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle. Thy's website, wanderingspoon.com, highlights her travels, while her writings in the culture and history of food have appeared in books such as Asia in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Cultural Travel Guide and the award-winning Kitchen Companion. Trained as a professional chef, she works on cookbooks by day, then creates chapbooks by night. A letterpress and two cabinets of type occupy a corner of her studio, and she is as committed to the art of bookmaking as she is to the power of words themselves.

About the Intergenerational Writers Lab
The 4th Intergenerational Writers Lab (IWL) 2007 is a unique program with three of SF’s oldest arts organizations that challenges writers to thoroughly explore and develop writing. The IWL 2007 program takes place March 10 – July 11, 2007, and features workshops, public readings, and a chapbook publication. IWL workshops are led by playwrights Octavio Solis and Prince Gomolvilas, essayist and critic Thy Tran, poets Genny Lim and Mahru Elahi, novelist and travel writer Linda Watanabe McFerrin, and poet & performer Uchechi Kalu.

The goals of the IWL program include the following:

1) to provide twelve 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, Galería de la Raza, & Intersection for the Arts that highlights work by exciting new writers committed to exploring new forms and voices.
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