Aug 1, 2022: BIPOC Writing Party is taking a break!
Beloved BWP Community:
It’s been a ride. This space started two years, four months, and two weeks ago in the midst of so much uncertainty, anxiety, and fear and became hallowed, albeit virtual, ground for so many. We cannot express everything that this space and this community mean to us. (Or how it has transformed our Monday nights).
That said, we’ve arrived at a point where we on Host’s Table have reached our capacity. Not only are we unable to continue to host weekly sessions, but we’re unable to invest the intense labor involved in next steps, including planning meetings, recruiting and training new hosts, and addressing community concerns, etc. So we have decided to take a break.
On Monday, August 1st at our usual time 5 PT/ 7 CT / 8 ET, we will offer room for community members who want to process and organize. We may have some prompts available if there’s time and desire in the later part of the session. This night will be our last BWP offering for the time being.
This is not the end. This is an opportunity for this space to evolve. We hope that y’all will continue to gather during this break. And keep an eye out for emails from us, as well. Some Host’s Table members may host pop-up parties during the break!
Thank you for helping us to make the space what it is, and what it will become. We continue to break the old ways and look forward to the next iteration of this community as we continue to make history together.
Big hugs and much love!
BWP Host’s Table
Faith Adiele, Co-founder
Serena W. Lin, Co-founder
Black, Indigenous, POC (BIPOC)
EVERY MONDAY 5pm pst / 7pm cst / 8pm est
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Join The COMMUNITY!
BIPOC Writing Community is open to ALL people of color. You don’t need to identify as a writer, just show up with writing tools and a desire to connect. You won’t have to share what you write, but you can!
We write 2 prompts for 20 minutes, with a 10 minute break in-between. After we write, we have time for optional sharing, announcements, and community.
Meet CURRENT HOSTs
MAYA AND TARA!
Maya Sisneros (she/her)
My work has been deeply nurtured by the Bay Area and all its splendor. I was the recipient of the inaugural SFF/Nomadic Press Literary Award for Fiction in 2021, and I attended the Tin House Summer Workshop in 2021. No one believes me when I say I’ve seen stingrays in Lake Merritt.
Tara Sarath (she/her)
Tara is a procrastinator, a writer, and occasional barfly – on instagram @bsides_the_wench. She runs SUBDRIFT NYC, a monthly open mic (On Instagram @subdriftnyc).