Poets and Writers' Virtual Connecting Cultures Reading

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Time: 4:30-6:30 PM PST RSVP Here

Poets & Writers invited Chinese Culture Center to present Michael Warr and Chun Yu to showcase the creativity and diversity of the organizations and writers supported by the Readings & Workshops mini-grant program.

The Connecting Cultures event is a celebration and is always a terrific showcase of voices. Presenting the event virtually means that this year will be Poets & Writers' first bi-coastal Connecting Cultures Reading!

Program Summary: 

Two Languages/One Community connects the Chinese American and African American communities with poetry and storytelling, in remembrance of our pasts and in search for our future together.

About the Artists:

Michael Warr’s most recent book is Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (W.W. Norton). His poetry is translated into Chinese as part of his “Two Languages / One Community” project with poet and translator Chun Yu. For updates and more background, please visit his website.

Chun Yu, Ph.D. is a poet, graphic novelist and scientist, author of the award-winning memoir Little Green (Simon & Schuster) and Emperor Poets, a graphic novel in progress (Macmillan) etc. Her work has been taught in schools and won support from Poets & Writers, SF Arts Commission, and Zellerbach. http://www.chunyu.org

Thanks to the support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Grants For The Arts, San Francisco Foundation, Wells Fargo, Fleishhacker Foundation, Wattis Foundation, SF Artists Relief, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Zellerbach Family Foundation and CCC Contemporaries.

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