My latest over at the BLLC Review! Pride month is nearly over, and there are lists upon lists of books LGBTQ folks should be reading circulating around the internet. Interestingly, most of them don’t have many, if any, Black lesbian books included on them. A wonderful exception is this list by Danika Ellis, head librarian […]
Recently, I was asked about short story collections by women of Color, and what a timely thing, too, since I’m planning on reading more short fiction this year. Collections are always a bit complicated for me: on the one hand I want to take my time and savor each story, treat it as a complete […]
Over the past several days, I’ve read (and enjoyed) quite a few of these “year in review” blogs/essays and it got me to thinking. What did I accomplish in 2016? Where did I fail? I realized that I had many more successes than failures, and that made me feel pretty darned good about myself. I […]
My deepest thanks to Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque for this wonderful article on BLF Press! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5846f853e4b0b261c83427a2?timestamp=1481160541770
“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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