Speakers » Franny Choi
Curator’s Pick: “We have worn down our jaws chewing barley for centuries. Now let us eat cake.”
Using a combination of spoken word poetry and Korean drinking games, Franny Choi explores commercialization, performance, and cute culture in the world of contemporary Seoul, South Korea.
Franny Choi, Performance PoetShow Biography
Franny Choi is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, community organizer, and current Grand Slam Champ of Providence. In 2011, she was a finalist in both the National Poetry Slam and the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Her literary work has appeared in Fringe Magazine, The Java Monkey Speaks Anthology, Issues Magazine, and the College Hill Independent. Her play Mask Dances, which tells the story of the 1980 Kwangju Uprising, was produced by Rites and Reason Theater for the 2011 Writing is Live Festival. When she’s not writing and performing, Franny volunteers with the Providence Youth Student Movement, a non-profit organization that empowers Southeast Asian American youth to become critical thinkers and community organizers.Share |