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…
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…
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 …
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…
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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A birthday again for Libertie
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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