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Feb 16, 2024

Torch Literary Arts Opens Applications for the 2024 Torch Retreat

The Torch Retreat will host its second annual writing retreat for Black women writers at the Colton House in Austin, Texas from July 21-28, 2024.

Torch Literary Arts Opens Applications for the 2024 Torch Retreat

Feb 9, 2024

Celebrating Black History & Futures 24/7, 366 days

This Black History Month, Torch acknowledges the importance of amplifying Black women writers year-round.

Celebrating Black History & Futures 24/7, 366 days

Jan 30, 2024

Austin Community Foundation Announces Torch Literary Arts as one of The Black Fund Grant Partners

The Black Fund’s recognition of Torch Literary Arts as a grant partner allows Torch to continue hosting special events for Black women writers in the Austin community.

Austin Community Foundation Announces Torch Literary Arts as one of The Black Fund Grant Partners

Jan 26, 2024

Torch Literary Arts Unveils 2024 Spring Season

Torch’s 2024 Spring Season is full of workshops, panels, an interactive literary cooking event, and much more to help Black women writers share their unique stories.

Torch Literary Arts Unveils 2024 Spring Season

Jan 16, 2024

Torch Literary Arts Announces Transitions to 2024 Board of Directors

This year’s board transition includes the retirement of former board chair, Florinda Bryant, and elections of new board chair, Dr. Sequoia Maner, new secretary, Stephanie Lang, and new board member, Shannon Johnson

Torch Literary Arts Announces Transitions to 2024 Board of Directors

Jan 9, 2024

Culture Ireland Awards Torch Literary Arts Funding to Host Irish Poets

Torch will use the Culture Ireland funding to host Irish poets Nithy Kasa and FELISPEAKS for interactive writing workshops from October 1-7, 2024.

Culture Ireland Awards Torch Literary Arts Funding to Host Irish Poets
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