K-14 Teacher Resources

Write About Asia

Write About Asia is a free writing workshop for K-12 teachers that is administered by the University of Washington’s East Asia Resource Center with additional funding from the South Asia Center and other Asia studies centers in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

Write About Asia is facilitated by Mary Barber Roberts and offered in conjunction with the Saturday University Lecture Series sponsored by the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas.

Each Saturday during the series, educators attend a public lecture from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. and then meet for a writing workshop from 11:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m.  The workshop begins with time for solitary writing in response to the morning lecture. The group then reconvenes to share working drafts. The workshop nurtures educators as writers through self-reflection and group discussion.

The fall 2018 series was titled Sound Travels: Performing Arts of Asia. South Asia sessions were held on the Musical Arts of Rajasthan and Movement and Metaphor in South Indian Court Dance.

For information on upcoming Write About Asia workshops visit the East Asia Resource Center website.