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TORCH Has a New Home at Vuka

Updated: Jan 9

Torch Literary Arts joins Vuka / Impact Hub in Austin, TX.


In the fall of 2021, Torch Literary Arts received a full sponsorship from Vuka / Impact Hub and joined their beautiful shared workspace. Located in Austin, TX, named the "fastest growing major metro in the US," Vuka is ideally situated with North and South locations near outdoor attractions and TORCH's partners and friends - Bookwoman, Black Pearl Books, Malvern Books, and Resistencia.


In Zulu, Vuka means to wake up. It's a verb that symbolizes resurrection and understanding. When we live a life that is more awake, we can be more connected to ourselves and to our communities.

With Vuka's generous sponsorship, Torch Literary Arts will have access to flexible spaces perfect for workshops, readings, events, and celebrations. As part of the Impact Hub, Vuka offers access to a global network of locations broadening the reach of nonprofit organizations to make a difference near and far.



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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.


Help TORCH continue to publish and promote Black women writers by donating today.