Send zakia to the Vermont Studio Center!

Sweet community,

Great news: i've been accepted for a 4-week writing residency at the Vermont Studio Center beginning in late October (whoo-hoo!)

VSC is an international artists' and writers' Residency Program, a woods-and-mountains haven, a writer's dream.

I was fortunate enough to receive a partial artist's grant but still need to raise $2000 in 4 weeks to cover the balance.

The New Press has been kind enough to let me take a month-long leave of absence from my job, but it is unpaid.

Your financial support would breathe life into this dream; it would mean everything. Won't you consider making a donation of $25 or more to this VSC adventure?


In May, i completed an MFA in Poetry & Literary Translation (yay!) and i'm excited for this residency to serve as the first of many formal post-MFA endeavors that will allow me to: hone my craft; contribute to the long, rich tradition of writer-as-activist; and dedicate sufficient time to stewing up radical literary treats.

Here is a sampling of some of my published works.

I've been developing towards my purpose and passion but i need your help for this part of the journey--

Won't you consider making a donation of $25 or more to this VSC adventure?

Money, in any quantity, is the most vital way to support me in this instance, but if you aren't able to donate, here are a few other ways you can support me:

+ Share this page among your networks"”encourage your folks to support developing writers!

+ Come out to "Fighting Words" on 9/15 for the first in a series of interactive media-informed events with writer-activists that i'll be curating. asha bandele in "conversation" with June Jordan, $12 and unlimited wine (details forthcoming).

+ There are several other odds and ends i'll need to wrap up before leaving town for a month. Holler at me if you rock at logistics.

Thanks & so much light to you,
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