Kaya Press and The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective invite you to come and spend a day (or a few hours or even just 30 minutes) with an amazing group of Writers of Color who will be leading generative mini-writing workshops inspired by the writing of Writers of Color. Envisioned by Minal Hajratwala as a creative respite for attendees of the AWP Conference–who spend three days in an extroverted maelstrom neglecting their own writing practice, the #LitinColor Write-A-Thon aims to hold space for anyone interested in writing, creativity and community. Workshop leaders include: Samiya Bashir, Natashia Deon, Tananarive Due, Paul Hlava, Douglas Manuel, Chris Terry, Erika Wurth, and more.
The drop-in workshops are FREE! Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. The #LitinColor Write-A-Thon will be held at the University of Southern California, just 2 miles from the AWP Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center — with easy access through public transit or taxi/Lyft/Uber.
The #LitinColor Write-A-Thon
Wednesday March 30th, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ronald Tutor Student Center, Forum
(3607 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089 )
University of Southern California
11:00 AM Douglas Manuel
11:30 AM The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective – Minal/Shikha/Ellen
12:00 PM Tananarive Due
12:30 PM April Naoko Heck
1:00 PM Sofia Samatar
1:30 PM Paul Hlava
2:00 PM D’Lo
2:30 PM Kristina Wong
3:00 PM Samiya Bashir
3:30 PM Erika Wurth
For more information, contact Neelanjana Banerjee (neela AT kaya DOT com)
Kaya Press is an independent press dedicated to innovative Asian Pacific American and Asian Diasporic literature. Housed in the American Studies and Ethnicity Department at the University of California, Kaya Press–along with Writ Large Press and Tia Chucha Press–kicked off the #LitinColor campaign in 2015 to draw attention to and celebrate Writers of Color.
The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective is a mentorship model literary press bringing new poetic voices from India to the world. The Collective hosts workshops in India and the United States, publishes poets with a connection to India and the Indian diaspora, and curates the in Poetry app featuring a contemporary poem each week.