Faith-Based Initiatives

UPDATED! Writing & Meditation, 2x Weekly

UPDATED! Writing & Meditation, 2x Weekly

Schedule change -- morning Tuesday sessions replace the previous Wednesday evenings. Now join me every Monday | 3:00 pm PST and Tuesday | 8:15 am PST 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 Sep. '21: Author Nkweti Joins Us!

African Book Club Sep. '21: Author Nkweti Joins Us!

On Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Pacific Time), we will discuss Walking on Cowrie Shells: Stories by Nana Nkweti. The author will be joining us for the conversation! As usual, pay what you can, with MoAD members free.

Letter to a Stranger Debuts on October 7!

Letter to a Stranger Debuts on October 7!

I contributed a letter to this wonderful and comprehensive collection of humans connecting. More details soon about the official book launch on October 7 and the Bay Area book event I will be participating in on October 28. Meanwhile, consider pre-ordering!

Litquake 2021 Panel, October 10

Litquake 2021 Panel, October 10

As part of Litquake 2021, I'll be on the panel "The Pros and Cons of MFAs" on Sunday, October 10, from 3:00pm - 4:15pm (Pacific) at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Several authors and faculty members debate both sides. $12 adv / $15 door.

African Book Club Oct. '21: Novel by Wole Soyinka

African Book Club Oct. '21: Novel by Wole Soyinka

Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth by Wole Soyinka is the October pick for the African Book Club. Book discussion is on Sunday, October 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Pacific Time).

African Book Club Nov. '21: Eternal Audience of One

African Book Club Nov. '21: Eternal Audience of One

Join us on November 21, 2021 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Pacific Time) in the MoAD Zoom Room for our discussion of Rémy Ngamije's The Eternal Audience of One. Pay what you can and MoAD members free.

BIPOC Writing Party Featured in ROOM Magazine!

BIPOC Writing Party Featured in ROOM Magazine!

I've retired from co-hosting, but come through! All BIPOC welcome for weekly Writing Parties: 2 Prompts & a Whole Lotta Community. Mondays | 5:00-7:00 pm PDT

Alone Together Anthology Wins Award!

Alone Together Anthology Wins Award!

Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, edited by Bellevue, WA-based writer/journalist Jennifer Haupt, just recently won the Washington State Book Award in General Nonfiction! AND, in partnership with the Independent Publishers Group (IPG), all profits of the book sales have generated $40,000 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation...and counting. Read all about it, buy the anthology, and keep the support and sharing going.