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Announcing the 2023 Torch Retreat

Applications are open for Torch's inaugural creative writing retreat in Austin, TX.

Torch Literary Arts is proud to launch our inaugural creative writing retreat scheduled for July 23-30, 2023 in Austin, TX. We welcome applications from Black women writers with works in progress across poetry, fiction, and script (plays or screenplays).

Applications are open and will be accepted from March 19 - April 2, 2023.

There is no fee to apply or attend the retreat.

Six fellows (2 poetry, 2 fiction, and 2 script) will be selected by a committee.

Fellows will receive comfortable accommodations at the Colton House Hotel, breakfast and lunch daily, and dedicated writing time. There will also be curated talks with industry professionals and fellows will participate in a public reading at the end of the week.

Visit the retreat page for details and to apply.

Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit 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 Toi Derricotte, 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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