She's With Me

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‘New Suns’: An SBF Writing Retreat

When: Friday, July 15, 11:00 am – Sunday, July 17, 4:00 pm
Where: Peaceful Mountain Retreat Center, Maple Falls, WA
Cost: All-inclusive cost is $300.00 per adult, $160.00 per child (ages 3-9)
1 Full scholarship is available for an individual with multiple intersecting identities. Few partial scholarships available. Contact SBF for details.

*Help SBF fund this retreat and provide scholarships by donating what you can on SBF’s YouCaring page.

New Suns is the first annual Seattle Black Feminists (SBF) writing retreat for Black women. Through independent writing, group discussions, and workshops, approximately 20 Black women will collectively explore literary traditions. In addition to workshops, there will be plenty of time allocated for participants to work on individual projects. Whether it is a dissertation, thesis, novel, or writing in a journal all weekend long. Writers of all levels, whether beginning, professional, or those who are interested in learning what it means to write in the Black feminist tradition, are welcome.

For information about attending, please visit the event page on Seattle Black Feminists website.

Friday
Welcome, Introductions & What is Black Feminism?
Lunch
Written Narratives & Oral Traditions: Two Sides of the Same Coin?
Writing in the Black Feminist Tradition – Acquanda
Dinner
Writing Session
Sharing Circle

Saturday
Breakfast
Memoir & Biomytography — Samantha
Black Feminist Group Discussion
Lunch
Free time
Writing Session
Dinner
Sharing circle

Sunday
Breakfast
Writing Session
Lunch
Chapbook [Making] as an anti-Capitalist Intervention — Meshell

*NOTE: This is a sober retreat and cell phone service is limited.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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