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Operator: October 2021

If you're anything like us, the turning leaves and crisp nights of fall give you new energy for writing. And with NaNoWriMo right around the corner, now is a great time to get back into a creative routine. Here are some events and classes coming up in the next few weeks:


Starting10/7: An Aftermath of Your Choosing with Arhm Choi Wild from Kundiman

Staring 10/7: Revising Your Drafts Like a Gardener & Not Police with Natasha Oladokun from Catapult

Readings & Craft Talks

10/7: First Oakland Poet Laureate Official Inauguration: Dr. Ayodele Nzinga

10/29: Open Mouth Poetry Festival Reading from Open Mouth Poetry Center

10/30: Beyond Bars: Voices of Incarceration from Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop

11/10: Craft Talk with Camille T. Dungy

Retreat & Grant Deadlines

10/31: Gender Reveal's Trans POC Grant Application

11/1: Interrogations Workshop

Last but certainly not least, we want to encourage you to check out The Garden Abolitionist Bookstore and Community Well, a project from J'oseph Capehart that is currently raising funds to purchase a permanent location in BedStuy. Check out their GoFundMe for more information and please give if you are able.

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