Talking to Strangers reading at Medicine for Nightmares bookstore with (l-r): Tureeda Mikell, Kimi Sugioka,
Shizue Seigel, Karin Turner, Sandra Bass, Tony Aldarondo, Josiah Luis Alderete, Dawn Angelicca Barcelona
SUPPORTING WRITING & ART BY PEOPLE OF COLOR
Write Now! SF Bay builds multicultural community by reflecting the complex diversities among the Black, Brown, Indigenous and People of Color that comprise 60% of the Bay Area's population.
Since 2015, we have supported over 400 emerging and established BIPOC writers and artists. Their prose, poetry and artwork reflects the lived realities of people from all walks of life—educators, healers, activists, immigrants, LGBTQ, the formerly unhoused, and just plain folks with roots in Native America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and beyond.
WE SUPPORT WRITERS AND ARTISTS OF COLOR THROUGH:
VIRTUAL • MONTHLY • YEAR ROUND
in partnership with The History Center of SLO County, the San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church,
Mothers for Peace, and other local orgranizations.
Come explore how history, race, class, culture, gender and life experience have impacted your values and identity. Discover your voice and style, sift through your family albums and your memories, build writing and listening skills, and create community with a diverse group of interesting folks. If you're not ready to write, come listen; you might get inspired.
Shizue Seigel has been leading Write Now! SF Bay workshops and readings in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2015. This year, to honor her family roots in Shell Beach and SLO Japatown, she is offering monthly virtual workshop for residents of SLO County, Santa Maria and Guadalupe. REGISTER HERE. Dates and time TBD.
Write Now! SF Bay’s 5th anthology
BIPOC JOURNEYS TO CREATIVE ACTIVISM
22 Bay Area BIPOC writers and artists share
their journeys to a sustainable practice as
artists and activists.
(Tickets on Eventbrite. Follow organizer: Write Now! SF Bay). MORE INFO HERE
Write Now! 3rd Saturday Creative Writing Workshop, 3-6 pm. Usually 3rd Saturday of the month. HYBRID. BIPOC writers meet to share work in progress on Zoom and on site at the San Francisco Public Library, 30 Grove St, Paley Room, 3rd floor. Jan 21, Feb 25, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20, Jun 6. Free.
The BIPOC Hatchery Creative Writing Workshop, usually 2nd Tuesdays, 6-8pm on Zoom. Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, Jun 27.