Catch The Wave


A Room Of Her Own Foundation has put out the call for submissions to its first ever Waves Anthology. I’m thrilled to be a board member of the organisation and happy to help make this announcement. AROHO, committed to ending the isolation of creative women,  is looking for new & established voices, published & unpublished work for this soon to be landmark anthology. ALL WOMEN are invited to submit creative work of all kinds, including work from the 2015 AROHO Retreat Waves Discussion Series, and even portions of previously submitted Gift of Freedom applications.  Full information is found here:  Be a part of the groundswell! Catch The Wave!

In this video Diane Gilliam and I discuss the project’s parameters and guidelines:

WAVES anthology video –  I was really excited to interview Diane about this opportunity for the AROHO community. The Deadline for submissions is August 1st.

Breena & Legacy scarf

in my AROHO Legacy scarf.

Also The Hurston-Wright Foundation’s Summer Workshops at Howard University are coming up August 6-12, 2016.  Deadline for application is May 14th. They are offering:

Creative Nonfiction: W. Ralph Eubanks, leader
This workshop explores the challenges of memoir, biography and nonfiction narratives.
The Art of Fiction: Elizabeth Nunez, leader 
This workshop for writers of short stories and long fictional narratives focuses on the essentials of skillful storytelling.
Founded in 1990, Hurston/Wright Foundation is a nonprofit committed to developing, mentoring, and honoring Black. Learn more at

And mark your calendar for the fourth annual Hobart Book Village Festival of Women Writers. September 9, 10th & 11th, 2016. This annual event held on the weekend after Labor Day  will bring together twenty-one published women writers to read from their work and offer workshops in the beautiful town of Hobart, New York, called The Book Village of the Catskills and the reading capital of New York State. Join my sister and me for a weekend dedicated to readers, writers and all lovers of language.

LOGO 2016

HBV Festival of Women Writers’ Participating Writers 2016

Here’s my Goodreads List of the work of our Festival of Women Writers Sisterhood:

HBV Festival of Women Writers on Goodreads

By My Precise Haircut

Be certain to get your copy of Cheryl Clarke’s eagerly awaited new collection of poetry, “By My Precise Haircut”. It’s available:

By My Precise Haircut by Cheryl Clarke at Small Press Distribution