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TORCH Fall 2023 Season

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

SAVE THE DATES! Workshops, Readings, panels, and more.

Torch Literary Arts provides programs at no cost to attendees. Donations are appreciated.

Torch Wildfire Reading Series

August 19 at 6:00 p.m. CST

Black Pearl Books

Torch Literary Arts is proud to present an evening with Ehigbor Okosun to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Forged by Blood, along with special guests Vaishnavi Patel, Gabriela Romero Lacruz, and N.E. Davenport. A Q&A and signing will follow the reading.

Torch Wildfire Reading Series

with Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton

September 6 at 7:00 p.m. CST

Bookwoman Bookstore

Torch Literary Arts is thrilled to welcome Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, author of Black Chameleon, for a reading and Q&A.

Workshop - Building Your Platform as a Writer with KB Brookins

September 20 at 6:00 p.m. CST


When you hear "platform" or "brand", what comes to mind? Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve got a book deal and are ready to take your work to the next level, building an author platform is a necessary tool in the business of publishing creative writing.

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WHAT WE’RE COMING TO: Cultivation, Artful Tending, Regeneration, and Sustainability

October 14 at 3:00 p.m. CT


How do you become “care/full” for and with yourself and your art? In this session, we’ll focus on caregiving and sustaining a creative life with generative reading and writing activities, structured goal setting as well as how we hold on to community in the absence of community and finding ways to move your work into the wider world of publishing.

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Torch x Texas Book Festival

featuring Vievee Francis and

Rachel Eliza Griffiths

November 10 & 11

Location & Time

A proud community partner of the Texas Book Festival, Torch Literary Arts is thrilled to welcome Vievee Francis, author of The Shared World, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths, author of Promise, to the festival for a reading with reception, panel discussion, and book signing.

RSVP Link Coming Soon

Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to publish, promote, and create advancement opportunities for Black women writers. 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. Donate today to help amplify Black women writers.


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