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Writing Workshop

Memory, Meaning and Memoir 2022

January 29, 2022 at 5:00pm – 7pm PST, via Zoom

Registration is FREE and available on Eventbrite.

A presentation of readings by a diverse, intergenerational, cross-section of writers, who include visual artists, educators, activists and professionals from the AAPI community, who will share their stories and poems, ranging from immigration stories and family memoir to gender and racial oppression, anti-Asian hate and police violence, written during the course of a writing workshop conducted by poet-playwright, Genny Lim. The online APICC workshops have met every week, throughout the pandemic. These memoir pieces were written in response to weekly writing prompts provided by Genny Lim. All levels and ages, from emerging to advanced writers, were welcomed and encouraged to explore and develop their individual voices and craft in a safe and communal atmosphere that allowed for constructive critique, dialogue, mutual support and growth.

FEATURED WRITERS

Vickie Chang
Andres Tangalin 
madhvi trivedi-pathak
Susan Hayase
Susan Kitazawa 
Grace Morizawa
Noah Kawaguchi
Leon Sun

Leslie Yee/Murata
Carole Chinn-Morales
Lynn Huang
Lisa Chiu
Yenkuei Chuang
Sharleen Boumer Ignacio
Mei Lam
Don Tow

For more, visit the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center website.

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Performance

Berkeley Poetry Festival 2022

Genny Lim receives the Berkeley Poetry Festival’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Poster design by Kara Yoon Frame https://karaframe.com/

Poetry & Dance with dNaga Dance Company

Join the Live-streamed Festival via Zoom or on the Bay Area Poetry Festival Facebook page on Saturday, January 22, from 3:00pm-4:00pm, for poetry and dance with dNaga Dance Company, featuring recorded poetry readings by Genny.

Saturday, January 22, 3:00–4:00pm • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82962508028On Facebook Live

With special thanks to Claudine Naganuma, Artistic Director of dNaga Dance Company — a unique ensemble made up of multi-generational dancers including young artists, professionals, and elders. Through workshops, classes, choreography and productions, the dance company explores the nature of our human condition and its relationship to our greater community.

The Remembered, dNaga Dance Co. Lifetime Achievement Awardee Genny Lim recites her poem “The Remembered” January, 2022. Berkeley Poetry Festival.
Dance for PD® Oakland Performs “Prayer for Jasper” Poem. Lifetime Achievement Awardee Genny Lim recites her poem “Prayer for Jasper” January, 2022. Berkeley Poetry Festival. For more, visit dnaga.org
This is My Country, dNaga Dance Co. Lifetime Achievement Awardee Genny Lim recites her poem “This is My Country” January, 2022. Berkeley Poetry Festival.
Myths, dNaga Dance Co. Lifetime Achievement Awardee Genny Lim recites her poem “Myths” January, 2022. Berkeley Poetry Festival.

Lifetime Achievement Award and Reading

On Sunday, January 23, from 3:00pm-4:00pm, enjoy readings by poets Maw Shein Win and Minal Hajratwala, and the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Genny by City of Berkeley Councilperson Terry Taplin.

Sunday, January 23, 3:00–4:00pm • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82344447103On Facebook Live

Messages from Francis Wong, Jon Jang, Elena Serrano and Nancy Hom

The Berkeley Poetry Festival is funded by the City of Berkeley Civic Arts Commission and Poets & Writers

In Honor of Genny Lim: City of Berkeley Proclamation, January 23, 2022
In Honor of Genny Lim: City of Berkeley Proclamation, January 23, 2022