Upcoming Workshop



Interdisciplinary Writers Lab 2017


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For more information, contact:

Jason Bayani, Artistic Director

Kearny Street Workshop, in collaboration with Asian Art Museum, presents Interdisciplinary Writers Lab (IWL), a 3-month, multi-genre master class for local writers of color scheduled for summer 2017. IWL is a unique program that challenges emerging writers to thoroughly explore and develop their writing skills and styles across multiple genres.

INSTRUCTORS: Paul Flores, Arisa White, and Christine Hyung Oak-Lee

CLASS SCHEDULE: Saturday mornings (10:30am – 1pm), June 3rd-August 19th. Classes will be held at Asian Art Museum (200 Larkin St. SF, CA).

PROGRAM FEES: Tuition for IWL is $350. The application fee is $10. In order to reserve your spot with IWL, full tuition must be paid upon acceptance into the program. Failure to pay tuition before the established deadline prior to the start of IWL could result in removal from the program.

WORK SAMPLE: At the end of the application, please attach a ten-page writing sample. This should contain your best representative work in your primary genre(s).


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Poetry Manuscript Consultations

For poets interested in getting feedback on their manuscripts, email me, and let me know about your project and we can go from there.

In LitHub’s “30 Must-Read Poetry Debuts From 2015” Lynn Marie Houston, author of The Cleaver Dream of Man, writes:The Clever Dream of Man was a product of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute where I had a manuscript review with Arisa White. I handed her what I feared was a random collection of pages—essentially all the poems I wasn’t afraid to show someone. I expected her to say, as other participants had heard, that what was there was not united by a common theme. Instead, she talked to me about the collection’s global theme of my relationships with men and the sub-themes of adultery, death, and betrayal. After receiving her input, I divided the book into three parts: poems about family, friends, and lovers.” Read more here.

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