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New Year's Retreat at Santa Sabina

New Year's Retreat at Santa Sabina

January 3-5, 2020: I'll be leading an afternoon writing session at Susan Ito’s popular Sanctuary: A New Year's Retreat at Santa Sabina Center, a former nunnery in San Rafael, CA that affords private rooms; delicious organic meals; paper-making, calligraphy and collage studios; a straw-bale hermitage for meditation; and hiking with views of San Francisco.

African Book Club (Jan)

African Book Club (Jan)

African Book Club is moving to the Museum of the African Diaspora, hosted by me! January's book is The Old Drift, the first novel about Zambian history, by Berkeley professor/Caine Prize winner Namwali Serpell. Get a copy (you can purchase it in person at MoAD or from the online MoAD Bookstore), then join us at MoAD, 685 Mission St (at 3rd), San Francisco on January 9th at 6:30 PM.

Faculty Seminar | Stonecoast MFA

Faculty Seminar | Stonecoast MFA

Jan 15: What Your Story Wants: Playing with Innovative Structure Beyond (Freytag’s) Pyramids & (Narrative) Arc

A Stranger’s Journey Discussion

A Stranger’s Journey Discussion

Jan 16.​ I'll be facilitating a discussion of A Stranger's Journey, the inaugural WISE common text, with author, VONA Board Member & former Stonecoast Faculty member David Mura.

Craft Lecture Series: Faith Adiele

Craft Lecture Series: Faith Adiele

Thu, Feb 13, 4 PM–5 PM PST: I'll be doing a reading, giving a craft discussion, followed by Q&A at the Steinbeck Center in the MLK Library in San José

TravelCon20 (New Orleans)

TravelCon20 (New Orleans)

I'll be leading a writing workshop the Thursday before the conference. Early bird tickets available for TravelCon 2020 (May 8-10, in New Orleans)!

VONA Travel Writing

VONA Travel Writing

The nation's first and only writing workshop for travelers of color is back at the Univ of Miami this summer June 20-27! Look for applications in January.

Coaching + Mentoring - FULL

Coaching + Mentoring - FULL

I accept some private clients for one-time or ongoing manuscript critique (Developmental or Content Editing) and coaching/mentoring via videochat. Rates start at $125.00 per hour or $10.00 per page, which includes two reads and detailed written critique, provided the writing is clean and pages are standard 250 words per page. To inquire, send me a description of your project (including length), the first 3 pages, and your proposed timeline and goals.

Hybrid Stories (VATC)

Hybrid Stories (VATC)

Saturday Oct 5, Santa Fe, NM, $260.00 POC or Indigenous writers who identity as hybrid or mixed (Multiracial/ Multicultural/ Multilingual/ Multinational, etc.) are invited to register for a generative 1-day workshop on Assembling the Mixed Experience. Seats are limited. This is part of the VONA Around the Country (VATC) 20th Anniv Fundraising Initiative. There will be no VONA Summer Workshops in 2019.

Rooted & Written

Rooted & Written

Free series for Writers of Color, 9/21 + 9/29, SF Writers Grotto

NaNoLitMo

NaNoLitMo

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Book Passage Travel Writers Conf

Book Passage Travel Writers Conf

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Left Margin LIT

Left Margin LIT

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Ruskeat Tytöt LIT Academy

Ruskeat Tytöt LIT Academy

In Summer 2018 I taught a POC writing workshop (Write Our Stories Into/Onto the World) for Ruskeat Tytöt (“Brown Girls”), the first-ever media for brown people by brown people in the history of Finland.

African Book Club (Nov)

African Book Club (Nov)

On First Thursdays, starting November 2019, African Book Club is moving to the Museum of the African Diaspora! Our inaugural book is My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Get a copy of the book (you can purchase it in person at MoAD or from the online MoAD Bookstore), then join us at MoAD, 685 Mission St (at 3rd), San Francisco on November 7th at 6:30 PM. Feel free to bring refreshments for yourself.

African Book Club (Dec)

African Book Club (Dec)

On First Thursdays, starting November 2019, African Book Club is moving to the Museum of the African Diaspora! December’s book is Let’s Tell This Story Properly by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, published by local Transit Books. Get a copy (you can purchase it in person at MoAD or from the online MoAD Bookstore), then join us at MoAD, 685 Mission St (at 3rd), San Francisco on December 5th at 6:30 PM. Feel free to bring refreshments for yourself.

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