What I’ve learned about myself is that I’m a very inclusive person. I like to invite others to share experiences, and in turn, hear their stories. That’s why I’m so happy to see the Association of Writers & Writing Programs go gangbusters toward furthering inclusivity through their diverse programming for next week’s conference taking place in Kansas City, MO. (I’ll be there!)
AWP is offering dozens of sessions covering issues important to underrepresented groups that help shed light for the rest of us about the challenges they face.There are sessions regarding Autistic writers; the increasing popularity of climate fiction by indigenous African writers; and what’s going on in queer and Trans Asian writing.
I’ll be with fellow writers from Vine Leaves Press, which has circulated the above graphic to spread the word about how dedicated the press is to offering a voice to those who wouldn’t otherwise be heard. They're currently fundraising to increase their ability to publish diverse voices from around the word. Please consider donating!
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THE FALCON, THE WOLF AND THE HUMMINGBIRD a historical novel
BLISS ROAD, a memoir
WINTER LIGHT, a novel
THE WIND THIEF, a novel
GROWING GREAT CHARACTERS, a resource for writers