‘New Suns’: An SBF Writing Retreat

Seattle Black Feminists


“There’s nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” Octavia Butler

New Suns is the first annual Seattle Black Feminists (SBF) writing retreat. It is a time for Black women to come together in this sacred space and support each other’s writing process; to light the path of another’s journey. Written and oral narratives have been a way Black women have waged resistance and transformed our communities. Then and now, Black women have literally written ourselves and each other into existence.

We will converge in Maple Falls, Washington, at the beautiful and serene Peaceful Mountain Retreat Center from July 15-17, 2016. Through independent writing, group discussions, and workshops, approximately 20 Black women will collectively explore literary traditions. We anticipate this time to be resistive, sacred, and transformative, and will showcase the power of words in written or spoken form.

Our powerful time together will include Black feminist discussion…

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