Save the date — December 8 — for an a day of arts activities. We’re joining up with a bunch of other youth orgs for the SF Youth Arts Summit, organized by Out of Site. There will be performances, competitions (with cash prizes), workshops, exhibits and more. And it’s all free at SOMArts (934 Brannan Street, near 9th Street). Click here for more info.
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We were thrilled to be a part of Litquake again this year, the annual literary festival that brings hundreds of writers and thousands of literature lovers to the Mission for a fun-packed week of events. Our teaching artists and students read on Saturday, October 13, as part of Lit Crawl, the last hurrah of the Litquake fest for the year.
In Phase 2 of Lit Crawl, WritersCorps packed the house at gift shop Serendipity. Teaching artist Rose Tully read an excerpt from a short story in which Crisco played a starring role. harold terezón read a series of poems, including one made up of all the names he’s ever been called. Carrie Leilam Love, true to her name, read a series of love poems. Roseli Ilano read an excerpt from her story, “Treasure.” Minna Dubin read from a prose piece. Anhvu Buchanan read a bromance ode to Jeremy Lin. Representing our students, Indiana Pehlivanova, Evelyn León, and Roger Lopez read from recent work.
Though the entire reading was a success, a particular highlight was Evelyn reading a poem about her father and bringing him, and nearly everyone else present, to tears.
Join WritersCorps and other Bay Area youth orgs at the San Francisco Public Library’s SAVE THE EARTH pop-up event, two days of digital media literacy and fun for middle and high school age youth (ages 11-18), where media and arts organizations will come together to play with the web! Remix, remake, and recreate to Save the Earth! WritersCorps is excited to be presenting a poetry/filmmaking workshop in collaboration with TILT on Friday, October 26, 1-4 pm.
WHAT: Save the Earth – Hive Pop-Up Digital Learning Lab
WHEN & WHERE:
Friday, October 26, 2012, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, October 27, 1-5 p.m.
Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega Street
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-557-4268.
We are proud to announce that the four winners of our Poetry Projection Project short film festival have been accepted into the Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema 2012 summer festival! The films are:
- “My Father, A Beautiful Animal,” directed by Angela Reza Tures
- “World Through Mirror,” directed by Tatyana Kulchinskaya
- “New Mission,” directed by Armand Emamdjomeh
- “Free,” directed by Alexis Brown, Michael Johnson, Qayshawn Oliver, and Amy Tran
The videos are all based on poems by WritersCorps students.
The films will be shown on Friday, August 31 (screenings at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m.) at Inclusions Gallery (627 Cortland Avenue), as part of the festival’s Film Crawl. Admission is free!
The Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema 2012 summer festival runs a full schedule of film, video, and live music, featuring local filmmakers, from August 29-September 2. All events are free.
Want to experience the common and everyday in uncommon ways? On June 2, come support local and emerging artists who are part of WritersCorps’ Apprentice Program. Four young women will be reading their writing and celebrating the launch of their poetry project website. More information here.