WRITE NOW! Writers of Color • www.WriteNowSF.comwww.shizueseigel.com • shiz1 (at) mindspring (dot) com

© 2018 by Shizue Seigel. with support from the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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WRITE NOW! SF BAY

The best way to unlearn racism is to learn more about each other

 

We build multicultural understanding by supporting writers & artists of color through

• free creative writing workshops open to writers at any level in any genre.
   No writing experience necessary

• publishing and distributing anthologies of prose, poetry and artwork

• producing and presenting readings and creative showcases.

 

60% of Bay Area are people of color, yet our thoughts and experiences  remain underrepresented in the literary arts. Our programs build skills and confidence, provide opportunities and create community across race, class and age where ordinary people can work alongside activists, healers, educators, college deans, and poets laureate.

 

Since 2015 Write Now! SF Bay has served

• 250 Bay Area Writers & Artists of Color through

•           40 workshops

•           3 published anthologies that have sold 900 copies[LN1]  and reached 1700 people live and 17,000 online.

• presented 4 creative showcases  for  100+ writers at the San Francisco Main Library's Koret Auditorium and at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, and

 

The Bay Area’s diversity within diversity is huge. There are over 100 languages spoken here. Write Now SFBAY’s  participants range in age from 18 to 85. Our proud heritage is African American, Native American, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Latinx, mixed heritage and European, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, straight and LBGTQ, along with our white allies.

 

We all need to work together to reclaim the multicultural unity that can truly make America great.

 

How you can help?

Buy our anthologies here. (link)

Share our work with a local educator, school system and independent bookstore

 

Find out about events or register for a workshop here

 

Volunteer. Participate. Donate. Here

• 35 readings in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley.