Into the Country of Our Kitchen: An Anthology

Into the Country of Our Kitchen: An Anthology from the Interdisciplinary Writers’ Lab of 2021

From Empanadas, to Marigolds, Post-Colonial Cha and Baptisms, join us for this reading featuring emerging US-based writers from the 2021 Interdisciplinary Writers Lab (IWL), presented by Kearny Street Workshop and the Asian Art Museum. The 2021 Into the Country of Our Kitchen anthology is here. And it’s giving “recipes for wholeness”. The book and this event represent the culmination of a three-month multi-genre, border-less journey of fifteen artists who found community, creativity, and safety amidst a global pandemic. Spanning themes of grief, heritage, generational trauma, spirituality, and of course, food, we invite you into the country of our kitchen to find your story reflected here.

Kearny Street Workshop brings to you a long-standing program that has supported and springboarded many API and BIPOC writers and artists over four decades.

IWL is a three-month multi-genre writing program for writers who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color. The goals of the IWL program include: providing local emerging writers/artists with the opportunity to challenge, develop, and expand their practice by working with established writers in a variety of genres; to contribute to the development of new literary forms and language that incorporate multiple forms of creative expression; to provide emerging artists with the opportunity to build community and connect with writers in the literary world; and to publish in a print anthology that highlights work by exciting new writers committed to exploring new forms and voices. 

IWL 2021 is a collaboration between Kearny Street Workshop and Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

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