Announcing the Afrosurreal Writers Workshop of California
A reading of speculative fiction by members of the Afrosurreal Writers Workshop of Oakland and the announcement of the pending state wide anthology.
Afrosurreal Writers Workshop of Oakland is a select group of speculative fiction, memoir and poetry writers whose writing is informed by our personal and individual heritage as members of the African Diaspora in California.
Ellen McBarnette has been organizer of the Afrosurreal Writers Workshop of Oakland for four years. She is a life-long writer whose nonfiction work has been published as testimony, fact sheets and opinion pieces for organizations that include the Sierra Club and the American Bar Association. A performance storyteller, she writes speculative fiction in the Afrosurreal and Afrofuturist traditions as well as poetry and creative nonfiction. Her work caan be found in Midnight and Indigo and, coming soon, in the award winning Fault Zones. As a native New Yorker, she is delighted to find such a welcoming literary home in the SF Bay. She lives in Hayward with her partner Ben and their cat Java.
LaMar Mitchell was born in the North California East Bay Area on December 16, 1978 (same day Philip K. Dick was born as a matter of fact) LaMar was born and brought up by a family of giant ewoks who taught him the scrupulous art of the non sequitur. He bides his time chasing bisexual mermaids while trying to build a career in cyberpunk infused Surrealism. He has a digital poetry chapbook incubating in his womb along with a raw rough draft of a first time novel. He can be found in your local foxhole as the only atheist alive in there. Born to write, write, write and feverishly guard the gateways of his geeky opinions.
Karla Tiffany is a Black poet and fiction writer from Oakland, CA. She holds a BA in Writing and Literature from California College of the Arts. She is a recipient of the San Francisco Foundation/Nomadic Press Literary Award for Poetry (2021). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the San Francisco Public Library’s Poem of the Day series, Second Stutter, Gulf Coast Journal, Augur Magazine, When We Exhale (Black Freighter Press), midnight & indigo, and SAND Literature and Art.
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