So I did VONA (Voices of Our Nations) Writers of Color summer novel program a few summers back... summer 2004. It was one of the best writing experiences I've had. Made some good friends and colleagues.
I'm hoping you... if you're an aspiring novelist, poet, memoir writer, or performance artist... will consider attending this summer. It's in San Francisco, just before or during San Francisco LGBT Pride. And it's one of the most supportive and nurturing atmospheres, where the stories important to our communities are valued and understood.
If you don't know if you'll apply, maybe you can consider giving to the program... so that you can help another aspiring writer attend this summer's writing workshops.
Or, if you're in the NYC area, you can attend this fundraiser, Supernova, at Bowery Poetry Club next week. It's initiated by one of my VONA colleagues from summer 2004.
That's all for now.