A few months ago I joined a pre-existing writers’ group—all people of color, and mostly students or former students of the MFA programs at Mills and St. Mary’s College, some of whom I’d met at the Voices of Our Nations (VONA) writers’ workshop last summer. The group is called Sunday Stories and meets every (you guessed it) Sunday to critique each others’ work, hang out, encourage each other to keep writing, and talk shop.
Looking for and finding a writing group has been a long and winding journey for me, and not always easy. But Sunday Stories so far has been a tremendous boon to both my revision process as well as my feeling of belonging to a community of writers. I’ve always had plenty of friends and acquaintances who were writers, but there’s something to be said about meeting regularly with a group of like-minded folks who are all trying to do the same thing you are—figure out to tell stories in the best way(s) possible—that really makes things take flight.
So I’m proud to announce that our little writing group will be having a public reading on Thursday, February 11th at 6:30pm at the Bliss Bar in San Francisco. The group believes in making sure we all remember that our writing needs to get out into the world, and these readings are one of the ways we do that. They happen every three months or so, but this will be my first time reading at one of them.
If you’re so inclined, please come and show your support and hear good writing by folks who, hopefully, will be famous or semi-famous some day. Then you can say, “I remember when….” Now wouldn’t that be nice?