Write about Asia is offered by the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington in conjunction with the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s (SAAM) Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas and its seasonal Saturday University Lecture Series. This series is titled Art and Renewal in Times of Crisis in Asia and will look at how has art and creative activity contributed to confronting crises in Asia. While we face the current pandemic, along with deep social, political, and economic challenges, perhaps we can take heart in artists’ creative responses to violent conflict, environmental change, and panic.
About the SAAM Saturday University Lecture Series
Delve into new themes every season with a different speaker each week. Challenging, thought-provoking, and sometimes surprising, this long-running and always popular lecture series incorporates audience discussion as experts from around the world join us to share their insights on Asia throughout time.
About Write About Asia
Write About Asia is offered following each SAAM public lecture and facilitated by Mary Roberts. During the workshop, time will be given to solitary writing in response to the morning lecture. The workshop will nurture educators as writers through self-reflection and group discussion, and will place after each lecture from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
Write About Asia is offered at no cost to current, in-service teachers, and is sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center (EARC) in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington with funding from a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).
Online procedure for each Saturday University Lecture + Write About Asia:
10:00 to 11:30 AM, PST: participants attend the online Zoom SAAM lecture for 90 minutes.
Following the lecture, participants draft a response to the lecture topic offline. This exercise takes about 45 minutes.
1:00 to 2:00 PM, PST: participants attend the online Zoom Write About Asia Group to share writing with other educators.
Exception for the February 5th Lecture: since the Feb 5th SAAM Lecture will take place from 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM, we will hold Write About Asia on Saturday, February 6th, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
Please note that, since our office is in Seattle, WA, all times are Pacific Time.