Faith-Based Initiatives

Applications open January 10 and close February 15!!!

Applications open January 10 and close February 15!!!

I'm teaching the master class "Finding Memoir Everywhere" at MCWC from Thursday, August 4 through Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT. Applications open January 10 and close February 15.

Begins on Thurs., January 13th @ 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT

Begins on Thurs., January 13th @ 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT

Celebrate VONA’s roots with founders, alumni, faculty (myself included!) and its new Executive Director, Lisa D. Gray. Please join us!

Memoir Writing Workshop, January 22 & 23, 2022

Memoir Writing Workshop, January 22 & 23, 2022

I'll be teaching the weekend online workshop “How to Find Your Story: Easy Memoir Secrets” for Open Center NYC on January 22 & 23, 2022, 1-4pm ET (10a-1pm PT). NOTE: Contact me for the BIPOC/QTPOC discount code.

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 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.

New Sleep Story on the Calm App!

New Sleep Story on the Calm App!

Need to relax? "The Land of Springs," my new Sleep Story narrated by the beautiful and talented Phylecia Renae, is up at the Calm App!

Jan. 2022 African Book Club Pick

Jan. 2022 African Book Club Pick

African Book Club is on hiatus during December but read ahead for the new year! First book discussion of 2022 meets on January 23 @ 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm PT.

Feb. 2022 African Book Club Pick

Feb. 2022 African Book Club Pick

February's book pick is Unbury Our Dead With Song by Mũkoma Wa Ngũgĩ. Discussion is on February 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm PT.

Mar. 2022 African Book Club Pick

Mar. 2022 African Book Club Pick

March's book pick is the experimental Are You Borg Now? by Said Shaiye. The author will join us for the discussion on March 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT.

April African Book Club Pick

April African Book Club Pick

We will be reading The Fugitives by Jamal Mahjoub for our April meeting on Sunday, April 24, 2022 @ 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm PT.

May African Book Club Pick

May African Book Club Pick

The Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia is our pick for the May meeting on Sunday, May 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PT.

Nominated for Best of the Net!

Nominated for Best of the Net!

Two of my stories were nominated for the 2021 Best of the Net Awards by their magazine publishers: "The Eye Exam" was nominated by The Offing and "Irôko" by Speculative Nonfiction.

Letter to a Stranger Debuts in March 2022!

Letter to a Stranger Debuts in March 2022!

I contributed a letter to this wonderful and comprehensive collection of humans connecting that will be published in March 2022. More details when available regarding book launches. Meanwhile, consider pre-ordering!

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 PT