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
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
Submissions Manager: Cassandra Rockwood-Rice
Project Intern: Yaminah Abdur-Rahim
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
Queennandi Shabazz, writer, mother, former Poor Magazine reporter
Nancy Wang, co-director, Eth-Noh-Tec