University of Washington

Writing about Asia Series

The Winter 2015 Writing About Asia Workshop will be offered on select Saturdays from February 7 to April 4 at the Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas at the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park.

Join Mary Roberts, master teacher and published writer, for a writing workshop offered in conjunction with the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s Gardner Center Saturday University Lecture Series: Crossing the Indian Ocean: Asia/Africa Connections. Educators will attend lectures 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and then meet for writing workshops from 11:00 AM–1:30 P.M.. Free admission to the lecture and four free clock hours are available for each workshop. Time is given to writing in the art galleries and sharing working drafts created in response to the morning lectures. The workshop will nurture educators as writers through self-reflection and group discussion.

The workshop is open to current K-12 teachers and class size is limited to 15. To join, please send your name, grade level and subjects you teach, and statement of interest to the instructor, Mary Roberts at

For more information on each lecture, click on the links below:

February 7  History in Our Genes
February 14  Ancient Networks of the Indian Ocean
February 21  African Elites in India
February 28  Sufi Festivals Across the Indian Ocean
March 7  Decorative Arts in the Age of Slavery
March 14  Calligraphic Abstraction
March 21  A Global Health View: China and Africa
March 28  Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting
April 4  China's Booming Relations with Africa


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East Asia Resource Center
University of Washington
Box 353650
302 Thomson Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
206.543.1921 phone
206.685.0668 fax

Mary Bernson

Yurika Kurakata
Assistant Director