How we can build writing spaces outside of academia that respond to the needs of writers of color? Leaders from Kundiman, Cave Canem, CantoMundo, and I, Too, Arts Collective discuss what these spaces can look like, the resources we can provide to writers of color, and how to build community inside and outside of traditional institutions. Statement of Merit: The only way we can give everyone the opportunity to be heard is by creating new spaces of innovation and support. This panel will help writers explore how they can create vital platforms for themselves and communities in need. With experience in a range of disciplines, panelists will describe how they helped lead or build strong, successful organizations to create a more equitable literary world.
Location: Portland Ballroom 252, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
For more information, visit https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/