The Art's At The Intersection Of KSW And The Writers Lab Anthology.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Definitely sounds like a good place to get your summer reading on:

Kearny Street Workshop and Intersection for the Arts, two of San Francisco’s oldest multidisciplinary arts organizations, today announced the release of the 2009 Intergenerational Writers Lab Online Anthology. Comprised of poetry, short stories and other prose written by the diverse group of students and instructors who participated in the sixth annual Interdisciplinary/Intergenerational Writers Lab (IWL), this special collection is now available for public viewing online at

Contributors include: IWL students Starbright Elizabeth Bilyck, Drea Brown, Richard Kevin Cartwright, Mai Doan, Victoria Gannon, Betty Johnson, Carolyn Kameya, Kenji Liu, Carrie Leilam Love, Karim Scarlata and Vidhu Singh; and instructors Jewelle Gomez and Truong Tran.

The Interdisciplinary/Intergenerational Writers Lab is a unique program that challenges writers to thoroughly explore and develop their writing skills and styles in multiple genres.

The IWL 2009 program took place April 11 – June 6, 2009 and was led by two acclaimed artists: author and playwright Jewelle Gomez and poet and visual artist Truong Tran.

The goals of the IWL program are to provide local emerging writers/artists with the opportunity to challenge, develop, and expand their practice by working with established writers and artists in a variety of genres; to contribute to the development of new literary forms and language that incorporate multiple forms of creative expression; to provide emerging artists with the opportunity to connect with each other and with established writers in the literary world; to provide the community with an opportunity to engage with new work and new explorations of form and language; and to publish an online anthology that highlights work by exciting new writers committed to exploring new forms and voices.

About the Collaborating Organizations

Kearny Street Workshop is the nation’s oldest Asian American multidisciplinary arts organization. The mission of Kearny Street Workshop is to produce, present and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities. We envision a more just society that fully incorporates Asian Pacific American voices informed by our cultural values, historical roots, and contemporary issues. For more information please visit

Intersection for the Arts is San Francisco's oldest alternative art space (est. 1965) and has a long history of presenting new and experimental work in the fields of literature, theater, music, dance and the visual arts, and also in nurturing and supporting the Bay Area's cultural community through service, technical support, and mentorship programs. Intersection provides a place where provocative ideas, diverse art forms, artists, and audiences can intersect one another. For more information please visit