Dare to Dream: Write your way through reinvention
Facing a big change or opportunity in your life? Terrified or thrilled out of your wits? Not sure if you trust that you know what you know? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page in order to write your way through this challenge.
Part journaling, part business plan, lots of short writing exercises, this course aspires to create the space in your head and the courage in your heart to take those first dizzying steps as you dare to dream.
This dynamic course is open to anyone. Students will need a notebook and pen.
About the Instructor:
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American from California who now divides her time between Michigan and the Big Island of Hawaii. She has worked in philosophy, journalism, anthropology, international development, nonprofits, and small business start-ups. She was the arts and culture editor of IMDiversity.com Asian American Village for many years, she wrote a nationally syndicated column called “Adventures in Multicultural Living” originating out of AnnArbor.com and AnnArborChronicle.com, and she is now a contributor for New America Media's Ethnoblog, Chicago is the World, PacificCitizen.org, InCultureParent.com, and HuffPost Live. She has been Executive Director of American Citizens for Justice and Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce. She team-teaches courses on Asian Pacific American civil rights, history, film and media at University of Michigan and University of Michigan Dearborn. She also teaches writing and is a popular speaker on Asian Pacific American, multicultural, diversity, women's, social justice, and social media issues. She has published three chapbooks of prose poetry, Imaginary Affairs—Postcards from an Imagined Life and Where the Lava Meets the Sea—Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawai‘i and Dreams of the Diaspora, been included in several anthologies and art exhibitions, and has an upcoming a multimedia artwork with Jyoti Omi Chowdhury entitled, “Dreams of the Diaspora,” as part of a Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Indian American Heritage Project online and travelling art exhibition.
July 12, Sat, 9am-5pm (with lunch break), UCB 113, $50