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Prepping to Publish: a workshop for writers of color

February 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - February 21, 2021 @ 3:00 pm PST


Geared toward marginalized writers who may lack access to MFA programs, workshops, and conferences, Prepping to Publish is a six-hour, two-session intensive. Sonora will select 8 to 12 students based on the quality of their submissions, and students will leave the course with a formatted manuscript, a critiqued query letter, and a tailored list of editors, journals, and publishing houses that might be a good home for their work.



SONORA JHA, Ph.D., is an essayist, novelist, and professor of journalism at Seattle University. She is the author of the novel Foreign (Random House India, 2013) and the forthcoming How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of my Family (Sasquatch Books, 2021). She teaches fiction and essay writing for the Richard Hugo House and Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and her writing has garnered many awards and residencies.


This workshop is part of a three-event collaborative project between Aunt Lute Books and POC United in support of writers of color. The events are made possible by funds from the California Arts Council.


For the other events, please visit the links below:


Panel: Creating Our Own Table, Wednesday, April 7th, 2021: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aunt-lute-x-poc-united-presents-the-panel-creating-our-own-table-tickets-133253297199


Reading: Isolation, Thursday, May 13th, 2021: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aunt-lute-x-poc-united-presents-a-reading-isolation-tickets-133266558865




POC United is a literary safe space of creative play far removed from the white gaze, a place where writers of color can focus on one another in solidarity. To showcase multi-genre works by writers of color, POC United created GRAFFITI, a bestselling anthology, which is a Silver Winner of the 22nd annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award for Anthologies. For more on POC United, please visit pocunited.com.




https://www.auntlute.com/ marketing@auntlute.com 415-826-1300


February 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm PST
February 21, 2021 @ 3:00 pm PST
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