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Intergerational Writers Lab 2008 Book Release Party
Date Wednesday July 16
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Intersection for the Arts
446 Valencia Street @16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/AuthorRebeka Rodriguez
IWL 2008 Book Release Party

Wednesday July 16 | $5-$15 | 7:00pm

Location: Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia Street @ 16th Street

Join Intersection and Kearny Street Workshop for chapbook release party of the 5th Annual Intergenerational Writers Lab(IWL), a literary program that explores multiple forms of
creative expression and generates new work. Spanning three months of workshops led by six lead artists, and four public readings and performances, this evening features readings
and performances from IWL instructors and IWL 2008 participants.


About The Literary Series
The oldest independent reading series in California, Intersection's literary program is committed to expanding notions of literature, testing cultural and discipline based boundaries and traditions, cultivating written experimentation, encouraging discourse between schools of thought, and building audiences for live literary experiences.

"Passionate, provocative, intimate dialogues...Intersection is the place." bell hooks, cultural critic/author


About the Intergenerational Writers Labs

The 5th Intergenerational Writers Lab (IWL) 2008 is a unique program with two 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..

The 2008 Intergenerational Writers Lab is supported by a grant from the Irvine Foundation.

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 http://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 http://www.theintersection.org
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