Posts Tagged ‘multicultural’

  • Daring to Nurture Untold Stories interview by Anne Winkler-Morey

    Date: 2019.12.07 | Category: Interviews, Reading Events and Other News | Response: 0

    http://turtleroad.org/2019/10/03/sherry-quan-lee-daring-to-nurture-untold-stories/

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    “Essential Mentors, Organizations and Grassroots publications

    There were so few mentors for writers of color in the Twin Cities back then. I was fortunate to meet Carolyn Holbrook andDavid Mura.

    Carolyn had created SASE the Write Place to address the fact that The Loft— where she was the Director for five years– was not diverse at that time. People of color needed a place to write, read, and publish their work.  SASE had readings almost every night at places all over the Twin Cities. I curated events at Black Bear Crossing and Patrick’s Cabaret. The curators would choose people in the neighborhood to read. They would get paid $25 a night, which was unheard of–for writers to get paid to read their work. In 2006, SASE merged with Intermedia Arts, which worked for a time, until they decided to drop it. Now Intermedia Arts is gone too.

    Carolyn was deeply committed to mentoring, and her influence was far reaching. I thanked her recently for including my work when she edited the Drum Voices Review in 2000. She reminded me that I nominated her for the Kay Sexton Award, and she became the first person of color to win that award. Mentorship moves back and forth.

    David Mura introduced me to the Asian American Renaissance, a grassroots pan-Asian Arts movement in the mid 1990s. AAR was an umbrella for Asian artists and arts organizations. It was a revelation for me, to connect with the vast world of Asian diaspora and dancers, performers, painters, as well as writers.”

     

  • Welcome New Subscribers

    Date: 2019.07.17 | Category: Assignments | Response: 0

    Welcome New Subscribers!

    A brief introduction.

    The “Love Imagined” blog is thanks to my publisher, LHP.  Its main focus is writing.  I am an author, literary editor, teacher, and mentor. My interests include:  identity, particularly mixed-race identity; autism; the 70’s (not the decade, but the numeric age that I am); and, of course, writing and all its particulars.

    My books include:

    And You Can Love Me a story for everyone who loves someone with ASD (a picture book for children and adults)

    How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse

    Love Imagined a mixed race memoir

    Sherry Quan Lee

  • Anya Achtenberg: “The Disobedient Writer”- A Writer Who Dares

    Date: 2017.11.28 | Category: How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse, Writers Who Dare | Response: 0

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    https://thedisobedientwriter.com/about/

    “If my house were burning down, I would grab artwork, my book, and the notebooks I wrote

    in Anya’s classes. If you’re looking for an average writing teacher or editor, go elsewhere.

    Anya resides in the upper stratosphere of creativity and, if you let her,

    will lift your writing to heights you never dreamed possible.

    I won the 2006 New Mexico Discovery Award, first prize in non-fiction,

    for a story I began in Anya’s class. I divide my writing into two phases:

    pre-Anya and post-Anya. There is no comparison.”–Amy Fisher

     

     

    http://anyaachtenberg.com/

    http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/if-by-anya-achtenberg/

    https://www.amazon.com/Anya-Achtenberg/e/B001JORV4Y

     

  • Three Writers Who Dare! How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse)

    Date: 2017.06.19 | Category: How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse, Writers Who Dare | Response: 2

    “Sagirah Shahid is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based poet. Known for her dynamic storytelling abilities, her writing often reflects upon her upbringing as an African American Muslim woman. She has received awards for her writing from the Jerome Foundation, the Loft Literary Center, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the National Endowment for the Arts.”   https://sagirahshahid.com/

    Follow Sagirah on twitter @SagirahS

     

     

    SAYMOUKDA DUANGPHOUXAY VONGSAY

    https://www.saymoukdatherefugenius.com/welcome

    https://www.saymoukdatherefugenius.com/pics-and-vids

    William S. Yellowrobe, Jr.

    https://www.arts.gov/art-works/2014/art-talk-william-s-yellow-robe-jr http://www.amerinda.org/naar/yellowrobe/playwright/playwright.htm

    http://kfai.org/news/2016/04/54675

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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