The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Digital Love, Alien/ation

July 7, 2010

Wednesday July 7th -- San Francisco

Know the Names of Things

Kearny Street Workshop, Intersection for the Arts, and AMATE: Women Painting Stories presents "Know the Names of Things", the final literary reading and online anthology launch of the Seventh Annual Intergenerational Writers Lab (IWL). Featuring readings and performances by Jimmy Biala, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Ben Fong-Torres, and more. More info here.

7 to 9 pm

Intersection for the Arts

446 Valencia St, San Francisco

$5 to $20 sliding scale; tickets here

Wednesday July 7th -- NYC

Boogie for eKindling Presents Digital Love

Digital Love is a one-night only happy hour and fundraiser for eKindling's first digital learning initiative in the Philippines. Learn more aout eKindling, meet like-minded folks, and boogie with some of New York's finest DJs. Featuring DJ Icewater, KJ Butta, DJ RLX and Pierre Dizon. eKindling is a non-profit dedicated to creating meaningful learning experiences by bringing technology-based, educational innovations to children and classrooms across the Philippines. More info here.

6 to 10 pm

The Hotel on Rivington (Thor) Ground Floor Lounge

107 Rivington St, New York

$10 suggested donation (includes access to happy hour drink specials)

Saturday July 10th -- San Francisco

Alien/ation: An Illustration Show

Hyphen and Paper Hat Productions invite you to their first ever art show Alien/ation -- a group showcase of Hyphen painters and illustrators from past and present whose works have increased the depth of understanding of Asian America. Live painting with featured artists and beats by B-Haul and Gordon Gartrell. Vegan cupcakes by Black Orchid Bakery. More details and artist info here.

5:30 pm -- Artists' Reception

7 pm -- Art Riot Extravaganza!

Space Gallery

1141 Polk St, San Francisco

$ 5 at door ($10 includes one-year Hyphen subscription)

Saturday July 10th to Saturday August 4th -- NYC

Lust for Write Fiction Workshop with Ed Lin

Ed Lin, author of the novels Snakes Can't Run (2010), This is A Bust (2007), and Waylaid (2002), is offering a summer fiction workshop suitable for writers of all levels. "If you don't love and respect writing or are focused only on getting published, Lin doesn't want you in his goddamned class." More info and registration here.

Noon to 2 pm, Saturdays

Asian American Writers' Workshop (AAWW)

110-112 W 27th St, Suite 600, New York

$200 nonmembers/$175 AAWW members


Armed With a Camera Fellowship

Visual Communications (VC) is annoucning its "Armed with a Camera" Fellowship for aspiring filmmakers, to cultivate a new generation of Asian Pacific American media artists. The fellowship will award up to ten fellows $500 to complete a five-minute digital video of their world, surroundings, and outlook on life, which will be shown at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and other nationwide venues. VC will also mentor, train, and provide networking opportunities for fellows. Eligibility info and application details here. Application deadline: October 1, 2010.