Writing While Black

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Writing While Black is a creative writing series centred around the voices of writers from the African Diaspora. These workshops are tailored to black writers at all stages of their writing journey (beginner, emerging, mid-career, established) writing in any genre or discipline (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, dramatic writing, spoken word etc.) The main goal of the workshops is to create a safe space and develop a community of black writers who can provide support to one another's artistic projects.

We've done over 10 workshops across Toronto and we are embarking on delivering sessions to:

New York
and more!

So I'm asking for support for y'all. Writing While Black is entirely people-powered and receives no government grants but relies on the love and support of the community to keep it flowing. If you are about support grassroots community building, be a patron. I swear, only good things will come of it.

And here's the thing,

We're super grateful for any and all donations (big or small). To even share and spread the word is also appreciated!

If you are interested in donating money, time, energy and love notes, message us to support.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Kyoko Sweatman 
    • $10 
    • 3 mos
  • Reynaldo Anderson 
    • $5 
    • 6 mos
  • Ben Gallagher 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • emily milton 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
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Whitney French 
Toronto, ON
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