In choosing our faculty we select only internationally celebrated authors of color who are known for their excellence as writers and their sensibilities toward political and cultural issues. All of our workshop leaders are inspiring and proven teachers experienced with diverse populations.

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Elmaz Abinader: 3 Workshops: We Witness, Writing from the Front Lines, In NYC 6/28 & 6/29, in Oakland, 9/14

Faith Adiele: Hybrid Stories for Hybrid Lives, Assembling the Mixed Experience In Santa Fe, 9/15

Kim Euell: Character Development for Playwriting.  Minneapolis, MN 4/3

Reyna GrandeWriting What We’d Rather Forget, Transforming and Being Transformed: The Power
of Memoir, Woodland, CA  9/8

Kiese Laymon: Employing Comedy to Work Through Trauma in Nonfiction Writing, Oxford Ms,  8/3 &8 /4

David MuraNarrative Construction in Fiction and Memoir, Minneapolis, MN, 8/17

Daniel José Older: Structure and Crisis: Mapping out Story, New Orleans, 8/22

Jervey Tervalon: Creative Nonfiction, Pasadena, CA 5/25

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Kiese was amazing. start to finish. the end. the person surpasses the legend. Essay 2017

I learned to give and receive love within a classroom environment that encouraged my voice, challenged my craft, and related to my experiences. Faculty and staff really held themselves accountable, especially my workshop leader, who gave and received feedback. The environment was “we,” but the work was represented of “me.”