Toni Cade Bambara, Southern Collective of African American Writers (SCAAW), 1988 ©Susan J. Ross. Today, March 25th, is Toni Cade Bambara’s birthday. Bambara’s words are where the title of this newsletter comes from and I try, as a writer, to use her high artistic, intellectual…
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One of my favorite Dolly Parton songs is “Just Because I’m A Woman.” To love Dolly is to know that her whole deal is a deep understanding of femininity…
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SORRY! I got the date wrong. I will be speaking with Nicole Cliffe NEXT THURSDAY, July 29th, 7 PM EST And you can get tickets here…they are free …
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Image from Susie Bright’s Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir I have a new short story coming out tomorrow, Friday, July 23. It is one of my first pieces of…
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This piece was delivered as the keynote address for Kweli Journal’s Summer Literary Festival. The theme of this festival is Intimacies. You can sign up…
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Please donate to support these organizations and fundraisers supporting trans people in Nigeria https://gofund.me/5f6f5efc…
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A birthday again for Libertie
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Today my second novel, Libertie, officially launches into the world. Sometimes I think writing this book damn near ended me but, in fact, I think it…
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