“Uncommon Ground” Readings from Bay Area’s Writers & Artists of Color (SF)
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Write Now! SF Bay’s 5th anthology, Uncommon Ground: BIPOC Journeys to Creative Activism, traces the creative trajectories of 22 of the Bay Area’s leading writers and artists of color through prose, poetry, and visual art.
“Many writers and artists of color are deeply familiar with adversity and change. Our DNA is suffused with profound lessons on how to cope with challenging times. And our writing is linked with daily activism in large and small ways.” – Shizue Seigel
Contributors with roots in Native America, Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Muslim world wrote from lived experience as teachers, journalists, poets, muralists, physicians, culture bearers, survivors of cancer, sexual abuse, multi-generational trauma, and more. The breadth and depth of their experience bring authenticity and humanity to issues of equity and engagement.
2022 Write Now! SF Bay anthology: UNCOMMON GROUND: BIPOC Journeys to Creative Activism
Edited by Shizue Seigel
Readings and slide presentations by Adrian Arias, Avotcja, Salma Arastu, Lorraine Bonner, Karla Brundage, C. K. Itamura, Tehmina Khan, Tureeda Mikell, Josue Rojas, Kim Shuck, Shizue Seigel, Kimi Sugioka, Elizabeth Travelslight, and Andre Le Mont Wilson.