Wish You Were Here! Public Poetry Workshop This Saturday 9/14

3-6 PM  Saturday September 14, 2013
North Chinatown
*meet in front of the Asian Arts Initiative at 2:45
1219 Vine Street
Join Philadelphia poets Sueyeun Juliette Lee and Quyen Nghiem for a Hot Tea! public poetry workshop and exploration of public spaces in Chinatown. As part of the Asian Arts Initiative’s Tea Trike public arts initiative, we will walk through and explore two “public spaces” in North Chinatown — an urban park and an abandoned alleyway — as we enjoy tea and compose postcard poems to the city. Postcards invite loved ones and friends to imaginatively join us during our travels. They often feature a key image that represents the most memorable and beautiful aspects of our journey. In addition to writing poetry, we’ll be “editing” postcards of Philadelphia to include snapshots of ourselves and these abandoned spaces. Our postcard poems will strive to remind our community of those spaces that have been abandoned, neglected, and forgotten here in Philadelphia. Help us imaginatively revitalize these spaces with your dreams. Help us speak out to the community–Oh Philadelphia, how we wish you were here!
All ages are welcome.

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