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Send Me Your Decolonising Tales!
I'm Senior Editor of the Decolonising Travel section of newly-revamped Panorama: The Journal of Travel, Place, and Nature. Check back for calls and themes.
September African Book Club (9/24)
In September, we are reading the novel Black Foam by Haji Jabir on Sunday, September 24th from 5-6:30 (Pacific) in the MoAD Zoom room. Join us!
New PANORAMA Issue on BORDERS is Out!
Check out Panorama: The Journal of Travel, Place, and Nature’s BORDERS issue (#9). So many great stories and perspectives from all over the globe!
MoAD & Litquake: African Book Club, Oct. 15
African Book Club & MoAD are teaming up with Litquake to host writer (and biomedical scholar!) Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi for a conversation about her first book, Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions, on Sunday, October 15, 3:00pm to 4:30pm. It's free admission, so register now and join us!
Free Writing Workshop at CA Af Am Museum in October!
As part of California African American Museum's (CAAM) ongoing exhibition, Bahia Reverb: Artists and Place, which features 10 former fellows at the Sacatar Institute in Bahia, Brazil, I'll be facilitating a free writing workshop using the artwork to inspire participants' investigations into place, memory, and culture. Details forthcoming!
Keynote Speaker, 10th Anniversary Gala, Oct. 26
Write on, Door County's 10th Anniversary Gala: Sharing Our Stories at the Kress Pavillion is taking place on October 26, 2023 at 5:30pm. I'll be the keynote speaker for the evening as they celebrate story-sharing and its power.
Revision Wksp. w/Elmaz Abinader, October 27 & 28
I'm teaming up with the fabulous Elmaz Abinader to coach folks through editing and revising work across writing genres on Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28--9am to 4pm on both days--while I'm at Write On, Door County in Wisconsin. Registration is now open.
In Convo with Susan Kiyo Ito @ Booksmith, Nov. 15
I'll be in conversation with the wonderful Susan Kiyo Ito about her newly-published memoir, I'll Meet You Anywhere, in-person at Booksmith on Haight Street in San Francisco on Tuesday, November 15 at 7pm Pacific Time. Register soon and join us!
Listen to Me on Heart of the Story
I was a guest on Heart of the Story with Nadine Kenney Johnstone on Wednesday, June 14. We chatted about storytelling and nurturing the soul. Listen and/or download wherever you listen to your podcasts (Spotify, Apple, Audible, TuneIn, etc.).
I was LIVE on The Colin McEnroe Show!
I appeared LIVE on public radio's The Colin McEnroe Show to talk about writing for CALM and adult bedtime stories alongside Adam Mansbach, writer of the infamous and popular children’s book, Go the F***k to Sleep. Have a listen!
Alta Favorite Bookstores Feature Now Available as Book!
The print and online versions of last summer's feature, "Alta’s Favorite Bookstores," were so popular, they've now merged into a stand-alone paperback edition! Buy a copy at the Alta online store to check out my picks as well as the recommendations of other wonderful book lovers.
Listen to Faith's Residencies 101 on YouTube
Ever dream of writing your book on the beach in Brazil? From a hilltop castle in Italy? In a boat-turned-writing-studio in the Canadian Rockies? With friends in a cottage nestled in a California vineyard? If you missed my 1-hour workshop sponsored by CCA's MFAW Program, you can listen to it here.
Rémy Ngamije Wins Inaugural African Lit Award
The Inaugural African Literary Award recognized Rémy Ngamije as the winner on Sept. 8, 2022, 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 25. 2022. Watch the recording of our talk!
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.