About Noodle Mania

This is event is at a bar. Kids are welcome, but don’t get them drunk!

This is event is at a bar. Kids are welcome, but don’t get them drunk!

Noodle Mania is a collaborative zine-making audio experience that combines my love for audio production, documentary, drawing, hosting parties and cooking. This project has a mission: to create a forum in print, online, and in person for people to share true stories about their lives and to practice self-expression. I especially invite people who do not consider themselves “artists” to participate — doodlers, creative dabblers, storytelling freaks, and adventurous souls with expressive impulses. I’m trying to foster community. I want to bring together people who are looking for a hands-on experience, collaboration, and a new way to engage. I want to provide them with a creative challenge, some encouragement, and a hearty bowl of noodles.

 
Drawing of Wendy Baker at a Noodle Mania art party.  Drawn by Todd Berman @theartdontstop

Drawing of Wendy Baker at a Noodle Mania art party.
Drawn by Todd Berman @theartdontstop

About Wendy Baker

My work in San Francisco’s public schools and after-school programs explores the role that personal narrative, storytelling, and digital media can play in education, community arts, and social change. I’m certified as a facilitator by the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley, CA. I’m also a public radio producer. My work has been broadcast on NPR, KALW, KPFA, and BMIR. In 2017, I received an Individual Artist Commission from the San Francisco Arts Commission to partner with San Francisco nonprofits to document the lives of artists living in the Bay Area and to host a series of public art parties.