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Word to Everything: A Creative Non-Fiction Workshop w/ RaceBaitr

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80 Hanson Place

Brooklyn, NY 11217

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This 3 part series is an opportunity for Black writers to hone their skills in the genre of creative nonfiction, while also preparing them for the predominantly white publishing world. The series will touch on topics such as the Fundamentals of Pitching, Essay Writing in Digital Spaces 101, Managing Black Radical Politics in the Anti-Black Publishing World, How to Maintain the Integrity of your Experience While Never Neglecting your Creativity, and more.

With workshops run by RaceBaitR editors Hari Ziyad and Timothy DuWhite, this series is an opportunity for both emerging and seasoned Black writers to further develop their storytelling abilities through group discussion, writing exercises, and individual assignments.

You may choose to attend any combination of the workshops or all of them. Please be advised that seating is limited and last year we sold out quickly!


Sat 9/14- 10am-12pm

Sat 9/21- 10am-12pm

Sat 9/28- 10am-12pm


80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn NY, 11217

Elevator to the 4th floor conference room.

About your facilitators:

Hari Ziyad

Hari Ziyad is an artist, the author of Black Boy Out of Time: A Never Coming of Age Story (Little A, 2020) and the Editor-in-Chief of the digital publication, RaceBaitr. They received their BFA from New York University, where they concentrated in Film and Television and Psychology. Their work is informed by their passion for storytelling and wrestling with identity as a Black, non-binary child of Muslim and Hindu parents while growing up in Cleveland, and primarily engages with identity, race, gender and sexuality, ally politics and the arts. Their work has been featured in Gawker, Out, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Ebony, Mic, Paste Magazine, AFROPUNK, in the peer-reviewed academic journal Critical Ethnic Studies, and in the anthology co–edited by Michael Dumas, Ashley Woodson and Carl Grant entitled The Future is Black: Afropessimism, Fugitivity and Radical Hope in Education (upcoming 2018), among other publications. They are also a script consultant on the drama series David Makes Man (OWN, 2019), the Managing Editor for Black Youth Project and an Assistant Editor for Vinyl Poetry & Prose.

Timothy DuWhite

Timothy DuWhite is a writer, poet, playwright, performance artist, and activist. His work is both brave and exhilarating, and directly addresses difficult and controversial issues such as HIV, state sanctioned violence, racism, and queerness. He has performed at the United Nations/UNICEF, Apollo Theater, Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, Bowery Poetry Club, Dixon Place, La Mama Theater, Issue Project Room, on the behalf of Adidas and many more. He has delivered keynote speeches and appeared at institutions such as San Diego State University, Indiana University, Columbia University, Oregon State University, John Hopkins University and many more.His writing and poetry can be found in The Rumpus, The Root, Afropunk, Black Youth Project, The Grio, and elsewhere. He has work in the forthcoming anthology The Future is Black: Afropessimism, Fugitivity and Radical Hope in Education co-edited by Michael Dumas, Ashley Woodson and Carl Grant. A committed educator, he has facilitated workshops at the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, Housing Works, and Rikers Island. A great deal of Timothy’s work and activism is around HIV/AIDS and related issues. In 2015, he developed a writing workshop entitled “HIV & the State: Coalition Building beyond the Condom,” in which he debunks popular narratives surrounding HIV as it relates to black people. Timothy has taught this workshop at major institutions across the country.


80 Hanson Place

Brooklyn, NY 11217

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