All Womxn and non-binary Femmes are welcomed. Whether you’re a poet, screenwriter, essayist, blogger or haiku enthusiast, there’s space for you here. This month’s Writing Group will be held at a private residence in Bed Stuy (near Gates J/Z, or 15-min walk from the Ralph C). Address will be emailed to you 2 weeks prior to the event.
This writing group aims to:
1. hold space for the stories and art of WOC and QTPOC femmes.
2. hold you accountable so that you can keep making amazing work! This is ideal for folx who have ongoing projects, i.e., books/blogs/novels/poetry collections/etc., so you can have a new set of eyes on your work.
3. be a great networking opportunity. Everyone here comes from such different backgrounds, and you'll never know who you'll meet. Bed Stuy Book Club's blog (launching in March) will also accept submissions and feature Brooklyn writers' work, so it's a great way to spread the word about your project.
4. meet monthly in person. If you're interested in hosting a meeting, please let me know! This is a completely volunteer-led project so any resources you can offer will be incredibly helpful.
RSVPs are required through Eventbrite. Click the link for more details.
Please bring at least 3 printed copies of your work. This is not a writing workshop where an instructor gives writing assignments.
Every month, we vote on two book choices chosen to fit an overarching theme in politics or pop culture. We vote on book choices via Instagram Story polls. Stay tuned to Instagram for updates on all events.
Saturday, June 8
Girl Emboledened x bed stuy book club: fat bodies
Danialie is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in higher education and a treasured member of the Book Club community. She writes a blog called Girl Emboldened that outlines her experiences as a Woman of Color in academia.
Book options: Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine by Emily Bernard and Thick: And Other Essays by Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom. Stay tuned on Instagram for more details.
Saturday, June 22
Brooklyn Brown Gyal Writing Group
Wednesday, July 17
Veronica Agard x bed stuy book club: healing
Veronica Agard is an alchemist, educator, and connector at the intersections of Black Identity, wellness, representation, and culture. Of Afro-Carribean, African-American and Indigenous descent, she continues to experiment with healing modalities such as movement, singing, herbalism, divination, capoeira, and yoga. Her primary channel is writing, and holds healing space for community through writing cyphers. She is the curator of the Who Heals the Healer series, Reparations: Wellness Clinic, and the Ancestors in Training series.
Book options are TBD.