1 block s of Wilshire/3blocks w of Crenshaw
310-936-7484 Elena Karina Byrne, Literary Programs Director
$95 Full Day (Breakfast & Lunch included) $45 Audit (Breakfast & Morning session till 12:30 only)
Bios (in alphabetical order):
Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press). Daughter of Chinese immigrants and a Kundiman Fellow, Ching-In has worked in the Asian American communities of San Francisco, Oakland, and Boston, and helped organize the third national Asian Pacific American Spoken Word and Poetry Summit in Boston. Her work has been recently published in Tea Party, Fifth Wednesday Journal, OCHO, Iron Horse Literary Review, and Water~Stone Review. Ching-In’s poem-film, We Will Not Be Moved!: A Story of Oakland Chinatown, was screened as part of the 2004 National Queer Arts Festival. Ching-In is the co-editor of the zine, The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Partner Abuse in Activist Communities, and is currently co-editing an anthology on militarism, gender and war from the perspectives of girls, women, and non-gender-conforming people of color.
A fifteen year-plus veteran of publishing and arts administration, Charles Flowers has served as the co-chair of the Publishing Triangle, the association of lesbians and gay men in publishing, and from 2001 to 2005, he was Associate Director of the Academy of American Poets. He is the co-author of Golden Men: The Power of Gay Midlife (with Harold Kooden, Ph.D.), and his poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Barrow Street, Indiana Review, and Puerto del Sol. Flowers is also the founding editor of BLOOM, a journal for lesbian and gay writing that Edmund White has called “the most exciting new queer literary publication to emerge in years” (www.bloommagazine.org).