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Amplify Black Women Writers

Torch Literary Arts joins Amplify Austin for the city's largest joint giving campaign.

Amplify Austin was founded by I Live Here I Give Here in 2013 and is the biggest day of giving in Central Texas. For 24 hours, March 2-3, 2022, Amplify Austin brings our entire community together to give to local nonprofits. In the past nine years alone, this fundraising event has raised over $81.5M for hundreds of local organizations, including $12.5M for 684 Central Texas nonprofits in 2021. You don't need to wait until March to support. You can donate now!

As a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, Torch Literary Arts joins Amplify Austin to secure vital funding to support Black women writers. Your donation will help TORCH pay, publish and promote Black women writers, curate our Wildfire Reading Series, and provide writing workshops and retreats. Multiple matching grants from generous sponsors are available through Amplify to increase our fundraising potential. Help TORCH get a share of the nearly $400,000 in available matching funds by making a donation today. You can also register as an individual fundraiser for TORCH to personalize your giving efforts. Click on the "Fundraise" button to get started.

I Live Here I Give Here is providing additional support for BIPOC organizations to increase visibility and support. When you make a donation to TORCH, be sure to share a post on your social media pages with these hashtags to amplify TORCH's campaign: #amplifyaustin, #ilivehereigivehere #torchliteraryarts You may also copy the graphics below to help spread the word to your family and friends. Thank you for your continued support!

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Torch Literary Arts is a nonprofit organization established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Colleen J. McElroy, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.


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