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African-American Writers’ Alliance Reading

September 30, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a fabulous afternoon of poems, featuring readings by members of the African-American Writers’ Alliance (AAWA).

In January 1991, Californian Randee Eddins called to order the first meeting of the African-American Writers’ Alliance (AAWA). Her idea to begin an informal gathering of Northwest black writers meeting for mutual support and encouragement through the exchange of ideas and concepts became a reality.  The warmth and informality provide a forum for both new and published writers, a setting where they can explore both finished works and works in progress among their peers and minus censure.  The ready-made audience supports writers by listening and sharing.  Equally important, writers have the opportunity to read and recite their works in a variety of venues in the Puget Sound area. Attending and presenting workshops help writers polish their skills.  A large number of writers have published their works independently,  some in more than one collection. Writers have shared their works in a variety of bookstores, libraries, prisons, churches, taverns, festivals, fairs, schools, museums, colleges, and universities.  Our oldest reading venue is Elliott Bay Book Company: we have read there since 19192. AAWA members are often on television and radio. As AAWA celebrates its twenty-sixth year, more than two hundred persons have participated on a variety of levels.  The group has published four anthologies: Sometimes I Wander… in 1998, Gifted Voices in 2000, and Words? Words! Words in 2004, and Threads in 2009.


September 30, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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