• Thomas Moore “soulful”

    Date: 2018.07.03 | Category: Words of Wisdom | Response: 0

    “A soulful personality is complicated, multifaceted, and shaped by both pain and pleasure, success and failure.  Life lived soulfully is not without its moments of darkness and periods of foolishness.” —Thomas Moore

  • Michael Kleber-Diggs, How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse

    Date: 2018.07.03 | Category: Words of Wisdom | Response: 0

    “In spite of countless examples to the contrary—Baldwin, Hughes,

    Ellison, Morrison, Walker, Angelou, James (and who could hope to fill

    such lofty shoes?)—I didn’t think my voice would be valued in the

    world. In many ways I still don’t. To the extent that I go forward

    anyway, I do so as a result of that helplessness I described earlier. It’s

    not that I feel the world hungers for my stories. It’s not that I think

    most of what I want to write about is as valued in mainstream

    publishing as other stories are. It’s more that I’m resolved to sing my

    songs anyway, and I’m content to sing them to those in the world who

    want to hear them.”

    — Michael Kleber-Diggs, How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse

  • Anaïs Deal-Márquez, How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse

    Date: 2018.07.03 | Category: Words of Wisdom | Response: 0

    “In my case, I’m unapologetic about playing with language, disrupting whiteness and the privilege it brings with it. My writing is not about making others feel comfortable. I write because our stories and our bodies have been made to be silent for too long, yet we’re still here.”

    — Anaïs Deal-Márquez, How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse

  • Marcie Rendon, How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse

    Date: 2018.07.03 | Category: Words of Wisdom | Response: 0

    “There is nothing more life-affirming, writer-validating than having

    your audience, your people, the ones who look like you, the ones who

    have lived a similar experience, crack up laughing, wipe a tear from

    their eye, or elbow the person next to them in a “hey, that’s us” kind

    of way.”

    —Marcie Rendon, How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse

Artist Statement

Sherry Quan Lee approaches writing as a community resource and as culturally based art of an ordinary everyday practical aesthetic. Lee is a Community Instructor at Metropolitan State University (Intro to Creative Writing, Advanced Creative Writing), and has taught at Intermedia Arts, and the Loft Literary Center. She is the author of A Little Mixed Up, Guild Press, 1982 (second printing), Chinese Blackbird, a memoir in verse, published 2002 by the Asian American Renaissance, republished 2008 by Loving Healing Press, and How to Write a Suicide Note: serial essays that saved a woman’s life, Loving Healing Press, 2008.

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