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Min Jin Lee

Fiction And Personal Themes

Saturday, 04/21/18, 2:30PM-4:30PM

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Nothing can be written overnight. Not really. So what will it take for you to stay with a story from its beginning, middle, and to its very very end? Min Jin Lee, author of novels Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, will raise the necessary questions that may matter to each author and help compel the author to stay the course from the first draft to last revision. Exercises that prompt the writer to consider personal experiences with race and immigration will comprise the first half of the class, and we will workshop the exercises in the second half.

Instructor’s Bio:

Min Jin Lee is the author of Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction and a New York Times bestseller.

The Literature Series “Writing on Race & Immigration” is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.

 


el dorado the new 49ers

Opening Reception: El Dorado / The New 49ers

Saturday, 05/12/18, 5PM-7PM

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EL DORADO is an art installation presented by Lewis H. Latimer House Museum that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold, presented as a contemporary archeological site.

About the Artist:

Cecile Chong has received fellowships and residencies including the Joan Mitchell Center, Wave Hill Winter Workspace, the Lower East Side Printshop, MASS MoCA Studios, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, The Center for Book Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, AIM – Bronx Museum, Urban Artist Initiative NYC, Aljira Emerge and the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. Solo exhibitions include Selena Gallery, BRIC House, Emerson Gallery Berlin, Germany, Honey Ramka Project Space, Figuresworks, Praxis International Art Project Space, Corridor Gallery and ArtSPACE. Group exhibitions include El Museo del Barrio, Nevada Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of Arts, Hunterdon Museum, CUE Art Foundation, Wave Hill, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Sue Scott Gallery in the US and the Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London. Cecile’s work is in the collections of El Museo del Barrio, Museum of Chinese in America, The Center for Book Arts and Citibank Art Advisory. Her work has been reviewed in Artnet, Huffington Post, El Diario La Prensa, Singtao Daily, 3dotswater.com and The New York Times. She received an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2008, an MA in education from Hunter College, and a BA in Studio Art from Queens College. Her early schooling took place in Ecuador, Macau and China. Cecile lives and works in New York and is currently part of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program.

Three art & literary workshops centered around El Dorado will be held at the Museum throughout the summer, taught by artists Cecile Chong, Chris Moya, and Sherese Francis.

This program is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 


Allia Abdullah-Matta

Strategic Desire: The Story Poems Tell

Saturday, 05/19/18, 2:30PM-4:30PM

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This interactive workshop asks poets to craft poems that tell a story and act as witness. Poets strategically use form, music, and the “desire to see” to capture moments of the human experience, and to explore emotion, nature, place, social life, and the politics of voice. What story does your poem tell? Does your poem sound an alarm and allow the reader to become a witness to issues of race and immigration? Participants will read and reference poets, such as Tyehimba Jess, Kimiko Hahn, Pedro Pietri, Adrienne Rich, and Sonia Sanchez among others, as craft models. Poets will experiment with/and or try at least one new form, which may include the blues, cento, haiku, villanelle, sonnet, and the zuihitsu.

Instructor’s Bio:

Allia Abdullah-Matta is an Associate Professor at CUNY LaGuardia Community College and a poet who believes that art and creative expression are transformative. She has recently published poems in Newtown Literary, Promethean, and Marsh Hawk Review.

The Literature Series “Writing on Race & Immigration” is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.

 


latimer open mic race and immigration

Writing on Race & Immigration: Open Mic Event

Saturday, 06/16/18, 2:30PM-4:30PM

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In the culminating event of the 2018 Writing on Race & Immigration series, the instructors from the three workshops in March, April, and May will read their works, and invite the participants and general public to an open mic to voice their stories related to race and immigration. Refreshment will be served. Please RSVP to the event to secure a seat.

The Literature Series “Writing on Race & Immigration” is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.

 


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