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

60% of Bay Area are people of color, yet we remain underrepresented in the literary arts.

WRITE NOW! SF BAY supports BIPOC writers and artists of color through 

Monthly creative writing workshops

Anthologies of prose, poetry, and artwork

Readings and events

Our programs build skills and confidence, provide performance and publication opportunities and create community across race, class and age. It's a diverse community of emerging and esatblished writers where ordinary people can work alongside activists, healers, educators, college deans, and poets laureate.


Write Now! SF Bay, fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts since since 2015, supports multicultural awareness by reflecting the complex diversities among Black, Brown, Indigenous and People of Color. Our year-round workshops, events and publications

provide a multicultural home base for over 250 emerging and established BIPOC writers and artists.We reach across race, class, and educational background to bring together a wide range of people, aged 16 to 80. Their prose, poetry, and visual art reflect the complex realities of San Francisco’s 60% people of color. Our community brings together people from all walks of life, from the formerly homeless to  educators, healers, activists, and just plain folks working for change.


Director: Shizue Seigel

Project Assistants: Rosalie Cavallaro and Janice Hom

Project Intern: Yaminah Abdur-Rahim

Advisors include

Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate

Avotcja, poet, musician, DJ at KPOO and KPFA

Sandra Bass, Associate Dean and Director of the Public Service Center, UC Berkeley

Kevin Madrigal, Latinx writer and food justice advocate

Thomas Robert Simpson, director, Afro-Solo Theater Company

Queennandi Shabazz, writer, mother, former Poor Magazine reporter

Nancy Wang, co-director, Eth-Noh-Tec

WRITE NOW! SF Bay • • writenowsf(at)gmail(dot)com

Fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Intersection for the Arts is a historic arts nonprofit that provides people working in arts and culture with fiscal sponsorship and resources to grow.

Supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit