Mis amores de Story Avenue! James Monroe Senior Center goes live via ZOOM classes Beloved James Monroe Seniors, I wanted to take a moment to document all that we were able to create together during this COVID 19 pandemic. It has not been easy to facilitate creative writing workshops during all of this chaos. There… Continue reading Story for the Ages: Stepping Out during COVID!
HAPPY PRIDE!!!! There was a time when I felt like I was constantly coming out. Where I always felt the need to check people. Where I always made assumptions about people and people made assumptions about me. When you know better you do better. When I came out it was an exciting time for me.… Continue reading Coming OUT ~ Ep. 222
Prompts for SSWR Saturday, May 23, 2020 Morning meditation with Alicia This morning I woke up feeling... What I need today... My body feels... As I begin this sankofa weekend what I am bringing into this space... What I hope to gain from this space... What I would like to write today... My intention for… Continue reading SSWR DAY TWO – Highlights & Prompts
FREE 4 day virtual writer's retreat for women of color. Good morning beautiful writers! Grand rising! We hope you feel rested. This morning you are invited to put good things in your body. Lots of fresh fruits, nuts, light meals, snacks often. Get up and stretch, walk around every 30 minutes (for those who know… Continue reading Sankofa Sisterhood Writers Retreat DAY TWO
Updated: May 23, 2020 6:42AM Here is the replay of the Sankofa Sisterhood opening ceremony: https://youtu.be/JLfXW85k4YY Welcome & Candle Lighting Ceremony HAPPY 6th ANNIVERSARY BEAUTIFUL ONES!!! Sankofa Sisterhood Writers Retreat goes VIRTUAL! We are live tonight at 9:00PM EST. We would love to see as many of you as humanly possible. We know these times… Continue reading Sankofa Writers Retreat 4 Day Virtual Event
April 28, 2020 ~ Newsletter No. 016 Hi familia! How are you? How is your heart? How is your spirit? How is your family? We are in day 2,958534850295829589 who even knows anymore. Honestly, I just hope we are finding peace and grace anywhere we can get it. I am writing to share some amazing things that I… Continue reading Embracing the Shadow
"In this modern world where activity is stressed almost to the point of mania, quietness as a childhood need is too often overlooked. Yet a child’s need for quietness is the same today as it has always been—it may even be greater—for quietness is an essential part of all awareness. In quiet times and sleepy… Continue reading Writers Play date: Creating Within the Chaos Saturday’s 9:00AM EST.
For the past eight weeks my students have been writing through the noise, through illness, through pandemic and through imposter syndrome. They are brave. They are vulnerable. They have been honoring the ancestors and our cultures. Preserving history. Laughing and crying. They are writing beautiful stories and poetry. While we intended to have a huge… Continue reading Open Mic & Reading today @ 3PM EST
We are overjoyed to organize the 6th Annual Sankofa Sisterhood Writers Retreat to be held this year in Connecticut. This year’s theme is: Magic & Manifestation: Conjuring the Story May 22 – May 25, 2020 It is said that in order to manifest, a few things must be in place. Among these things are clarity… Continue reading REGISTRATION OPEN: Sankofa Sisterhood Writer’s Retreat – year six!
ANNOUNCING For the first time Writing from the Womb will be available as an online course. I am so excited to be able to offer a course where writers from all over the world can participate. All you need is internet and a laptop and you are part of this powerful community of writers. Because… Continue reading Writing from the Womb Available ONLINE