• Jessica Lopez Lyman, How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse

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

    “You learn that writing is about discipline. Not the punitive

    discipline. Not solitary confinement. Not whips of mea culpa, twisted

    Catholic guilt. You are not a masochist. A writer’s discipline is about

    the return. About coming to the page, the computer, even when you

    have nothing to say, when you are stuck. You are stuck so often. But

    you return. As a Woman of Color you know that writing is not about

    having a room of your own or an entire day. It is about returning to

    the brief moments in between office hours, before class, prior to a

    meeting. Carving out spaces in between the moments that matter.

    There is so much matter—the density of people, priorities, protests.

    You slice chaotic spaces into small segments of solitude. Writing

    requires an isolation, which first terrifies you. Now you crave it.”

    —Jessica Lopez Lyman, How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse

  • Kandace Creel Falcón, How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse

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

    “Have you ever moved yourself to tears when you write? In a world

    where our tears may be construed as weakness, or used against us

    when we call out injustice, the act of crying while writing legitimizes

    my product and process. When my words move me to cry, I know I

    have left something behind that cannot be consumed without leaving a

    mark on the reader.”

    —  Kandace Creel Falcón, How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse

  • Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye  

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

    “Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another-physical beauty.  Probably the most destructive ideas in the history of human thought.”  —Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

  • Queen Elizabeth II

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

    “Grief is the price we pay for love.”  Queen Elizabeth II

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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