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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 350 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. Above: standing, l-r: Kimi Sugioka, Karin Turner, Sandra Bass, Josiah Luis Alderete; seated, Tureeda Mikell, Shizue Seigel, Tony Aldarondo, and Dawn Angelicca Barcelona.

 

WE SUPPORT WRITERS AND ARTISTS OF COLOR THROUGH:
  • BOOKS: Multicultural anthologies of prose, poetry and artwork

  • WORKSHOPS: Free monthly creative writing workshops

  • EVENTS: Virtual and live readings and events

MONTHLY WORKSHOP: The BIPOC Hatchery creative writing workshop, 6-8pm. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. On-going series of generative workshops for BIPOCs writing in any genre. Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13. Suggested donation $10. Tickets on Eventbrite (follow organizer: Write Now! SF Bay)MONTHLY WORKSHOP: Write Now! 3rd Saturday Creative Writing Workshop, 3-6 pm. Every 3rd Saturday of the month. BIPOCs meet every third Saturday to share work inn progress. Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19. Suggested donation $10. Tickets on Eventbrite (follow organizer: Write Now! SF Bay)

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22 Bay Area BIPOC writers and artists share their journeys to a sustainable practice as artists and activists.