My Year of Teaching+Travel
Remember 2015, my Year of Yes, whereupon I resolved to accept all challenges? Write an essay on WHA-? Sure! Fly to Berlin to deliver a 17-minute keynote to 1,500 businesswomen? Yup! Do live storytelling on stage? Uh huh, do it all the time (not)! Several years before was my Year of Travel, whereupon I resolved to let the universe know that have inflatable neck pillow, will travel. That resulted in Christmas cooking classes in India, celebrating my birthday in Dubai (with my B
LitQuake Takes on Trump
“I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no shadow unless there is also light.” —Margaret Atwood On Wednesday, January 18, I'll be joining an illustrious group of writers (Elmaz Abinader, Devorah Major, Alejandro Murguía, Ishmael Reed, TJ Stiles, Zahra Noorbakhsh and others) gathered by LitQuake for No Shadow Without Light: Writers Respond to Trump. 6-8 pm, San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street. Admission free to the publ
Off for a Viking Weekend in Minneapolis!
So excited to be teaching "Stories of Arrival" for writers of color over MLK Weekend as part of a partnership between VONA/Voices & The Loft Literary Center. I plan on bringing some African warmth to the Twin Cities' Viking cold. On Saturday January 14, the faculty (Chris Abani, Natalie Díaz and Elmaz Abinader & I) will be reading for the public at 7PM, The Loft Literary Center, 1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN #VONAVoices #Reading #Travel #POC #Minneapolis #TheLoft #Wr