Messages, Dreams & Omens

"So much of what I do is unconscious. I choose not to dissect why certain images appear when I'm writing. I just let them lead and take me where they will. I attempt to make connections. I often feel that my connections are just as good as someone else's in that regard. Because, when the… Continue reading Messages, Dreams & Omens

Inspiration & Dreams

On inspiration coming from our experiences and our dreams... "I dreamed that's how it would happen for my protagonist: she would see a man in the middle of a jailbreak and, by his eyes, no him totally. No his fear and his terror and know that they were her own. The whole thing became alive… Continue reading Inspiration & Dreams

Writing from the Womb Workshop

Perhaps this year you will know that YOU ARE A WRITER! This year's focus in Writing from the Womb is about complete surrender to the process of crafting a story, living in the world of our characters, writing with intention and committing fully to "Birthing the Story!" I have met many women who have risen to the… Continue reading Writing from the Womb Workshop

What would you write if today was your last day?

There are things that will pull you back to the page by your hair… kicking and screaming. There are stories that will haunt you, excite you and demand they be told… Or why write at all? A dear friend to my family has left us… I am so sad to learn that he has left… Continue reading What would you write if today was your last day?

Day 203: You told me to show up!!! Where you at? #dearagent

Dear Agent; So it has been too many days since I have come to the page. I have hidden. I have procrastinated. I have run. I have been embarrassed to face you because honestly, I haven’t known what to say to you. They say, “just show up!” JUST SHOW UP and the creativity will just… Continue reading Day 203: You told me to show up!!! Where you at? #dearagent

Meet Sankofa Sisterhood Workshop Facilitator

I met this writer nine years ago. We met like most people meet these days online. We found each other through writing. We had so much in common, both single mothers, both with a fire and drive to write stories that would be heard and both women who WILL and HAVE sacrificed everything for this… Continue reading Meet Sankofa Sisterhood Workshop Facilitator

SANKOFA SISTERHOOD KEYNOTE

We are thrilled to introduce this year’s keynote. Alicia met Tonya at the Tengo Sed Writer’s Retreat in Costa Rica and left feeling inspired, motivated and more ready to tackle the world of fiction. MEET OUR KEYNOTE Tonya Cherie Hegamin   Tonya Cherie Hegamin is the Creative Writing Coordinator and an Assistant Professor at the… Continue reading SANKOFA SISTERHOOD KEYNOTE

Lesbians in the House #rainbowbookfair 

The Eighth Annual Rainbow Book Fair at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Located at 524 W. 59th Street (just west of 10th Avenue) On Saturday, April 09, 2016. 12:15PM to 1:30PM   This is a panel of Latina lesbian writers who will read from their work and discuss their paths to publishing and how they… Continue reading Lesbians in the House #rainbowbookfair 

Draft to Completion ~#writingcoach

In 2006 I launched the New York City Latina Writers Group (NYCLWG) with the intention of having a place where women could create, write and share their stories in a supportive and safe space. The organization has grown from the original six women who showed up one cold October evening to a complete stranger's small… Continue reading Draft to Completion ~#writingcoach

Lesbian Love Storytellers #baad!ass #freenycevents

  LES HISTOIRES D'LESBIAN AMOUR / THE STORIES OF LESBIAN LOVE returns to the BAAD!ASS Women's Festival. Join us for an evening celebrating and preserving lesbian stories. In honor of the lesbian women of color writers and artists who have come before us and those creating beautiful work today. A night where we Intersect activism,… Continue reading Lesbian Love Storytellers #baad!ass #freenycevents