Writing in Community with the Chinatown Writer’s Workshop

Mei leads me to the basement of The W.O.W Project’s space on Mott Street. “Be careful with the steps.” I slowly walk down the stairs of the Wing on Wo & Co.’s store, the oldest business in Chinatown dating back to the mid 1890’s. I find myself in their multipurpose basement for first time, surrounded…

gardening

i lean down to touch my toes in tai chi 嫲嫲 sits forward in the linen lined green armchair her radio sings cantonese & static on am1480 together they begin, 落 花 满天 蔽月 光 — her voice is the colliding of tectonic plates mountains begin to rise higher across the globe, her oldest sister…

A Chinese Restaurant in East Harlem

I’ve been part of a free youth field production class at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network in East Harlem these past 10 weeks, which I’ve loved. Today a classmate and friend walks in with a lunch box of white rice, shrimp and broccoli. Hungry, I ask her where she got it. “There’s a Chinese place on…