Celebrating 15 years of Torch Literary Arts and the future of Black women writers.
Photo L-R: E.J. Antonio, Hallie Hobson, Tayari Jones at the first TORCH reading, November 2006, cosponsored by Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.
We started with fire. We continue with fire.
Thank you for your continued support of Torch Literary Arts and the Black women writers we serve. We are thrilled to announce that our initial TORCH Relaunch Fundraiser was a success! Your donations exceeded our $5,000 goal. These funds will help pay features and publish their work on TorchLiteraryArts.org, resume planning for our Wildfire Reading Series and workshops, and begin planning our inaugural retreat for 2023 in Austin, TX.
Because of you, Black women writers will have a table reserved just for them where they can grow and cultivate their craft. We know the impact of supporting one’s creative passion extends far beyond the work produced. It provides hope for the possibility of living a life of one’s own creation. It empowers writers to express themselves freely on and off the page with encouragement and support. And we know that when Black women share their stories, readers and educators benefit from a more representative and inclusive depiction of the world we live in and imagine.
To fulfill our mission, TORCH has set a goal of $15,000 in individual giving by the end of 2022. We are already a third of the way there! With your help, we can reach our goal and provide advancement opportunities to Black women writers. Please consider making a monthly contribution or including us in your end-of-year giving plans. You can give via our GoFundMe page or Venmo.
Here are other ways you can help TORCH today:
Subscribe to our newsletter. Receive news, announcements, and read new work.
Tell a friend about TORCH. Writers, readers, and educators everywhere will enjoy the work we publish. New features are published every Friday!
There are many ways to support Torch Literary Arts. Contact us for partnership opportunities.
We look forward to building with you in 2022 and beyond. Thank you for your support. Onward together!
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. Help TORCH continue to publish and promote Black women writers by donating today.