- Not surprised at how many hands I saw.
- — Nicole M. Young (@CoCo_penexplore)Thu, Mar 06 2014 17:46:45“@angryblackwomen: Writers of Color, raise hands if you want to attend writing workshops but can't afford one financially.” <---- ME!
- — Connie (@ConStar24)Thu, Mar 06 2014 17:44:02Intern for 1, 1 free. cnt affrd mre =/ MT @tinytempest WritersofColor, raise hands if you want to attend writing workshops bt cnt afford it
- — Radical Latina (@radicallatina)Thu, Mar 06 2014 17:44:28"@tinytempest: Writers of Color, raise hands if you want to attend writing workshops but can't afford one financially." Meee
- Some of the tweets talked about more than just the financial barrier.
- — Lisa Bradley (@cafenowhere)Thu, Mar 06 2014 17:42:59
- — Christopher Caldwell (@seraph76)Thu, Mar 06 2014 17:44:54@tinytempest Couldn't have attended Clarion West in 2007 without the Octavia Butler scholarship, & even then getting time off was a struggle
- Workshops are an important part of building a career as a writer, and getting financial help to attend is important because... well, I'll let them explain.
- — Lisa Bolekaja (@LisaBolekaja)Thu, Mar 06 2014 17:45:21
- Because of these responses, I wrote this: http://tempest.fluidartist.com/getting-more-writers-of-color-to-workshops-a-modest-proposal/ …
Writers of Color and Workshops
I asked writers of color to speak up if financial hardship kept them from attending workshops. Got back many answers, some of which I wasn't expecting, so I'm collecting them here.
byK Tempest Bradford56 Views