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To fulfill our mission to create advancement opportunities for Black women writers, Torch Literary Arts offers a variety of impactful programs online and in-person for emerging and experienced writers. Programs are provided at no or low cost to increase access to literary arts. Torch Literary Arts serves as a resource and destination for those who value inclusive creative communities and diverse voices in literature. We look forward to seeing you at future events! 


Torch Retreat 

Torch's annual, fully funded, week-long retreat for Black women writers with works in progress. Eight creative writing fellows are selected by application to attend the retreat in July in Austin, TX. 

Visit the Torch Retreat page.

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To support writers in their artistic development, Torch provides workshops led by experienced writers and educators at no cost for BIPOC womxn writers. Previous workshop facilitators include Remica L. Bingham-Risher, Faylita Hicks, and Ariana Brown

Check the Calendar for dates.


Wildfire Reading Series

Torch curates the Wildfire Reading Series in partnership with local independent bookstores and features local and national authors. Previous features include LaToya Watkins, Ehigbor Okosun, and Debora D.E.E.P. Mouton

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Special Events

Torch is proud to collaborate with community partners to present special events such as The Salon at Antone's and annual programs with the Texas Book Festival.

Contact us if you would like information on becoming a partner. 

Check the Calendar for dates.

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