Faith-Based Initiatives

Writing & Meditation, 2x Weekly

Writing & Meditation, 2x Weekly

Join me every Monday | 3:00 pm PT and Tuesday | 8:15 am PT for A Very Important Meeting With Your Writing. 10 minutes of meditation + 45 minutes of free writing. Just click on 3:00 pm on Mon. and/or 8:15 am Tues. on the calendar on the appropriate date to join! Requested $5 contribution; no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.

African Book Club--Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

African Book Club--Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

Come join us on Zoom on Sunday January 22nd from 5-6:30pm (PDT) to discuss Ameera Patel's OUTSIDE THE LINES. ‍

New Chapbook Pending, Courtesy of Harbor Editions!

New Chapbook Pending, Courtesy of Harbor Editions!

I was delighted to receive the recent news that my hybrid chapbook submission (defined as "a collection that combines genres or defies classification") was selected to be published in 2023 by Small Harbor Publishing.

New CALM Sleep Story!: The Waters of Senegal

New CALM Sleep Story!: The Waters of Senegal

Based on a boat ride I did in Senegal and The Gambia, my newest Sleep Story for CALM is finally out, with silky-smooth narration by Timothy Alexander White. Search for it in TRAVEL or NEW sleep stories or under THE WATERS OF SENEGAL.

Rémy Ngamije Wins Inaugural African Lit Award

Rémy Ngamije Wins Inaugural African Lit Award

The Inaugural African Literary Award recognized Rémy Ngamije as the winner on September 8th, International Literacy Day. The award is given to an African author who has produced a work of literary excellence and taken a leadership role in promoting writing and literacy in their local communities. Rémy joined MoAD, the African Book Club, and me for a reading and conversation at the virtual awards ceremony on Sunday, September 25th. Watch the recording of our talk about literature and community.

BIPOC Writing Party--Taking A Break as of August 2022

BIPOC Writing Party--Taking A Break as of August 2022

I've retired from co-hosting, but the weekly Writing Parties had continued: 2 Prompts & a Whole Lotta Community. As of August 1, 2022, however, the weekly Mondays from 5:00-7:00 pm, Pacific Time, are on hiatus as the collective reassesses capacity and energies, moving forward. Watch this space for future updates.