Join us for the next installment of the TORCH Wildfire Reading series featuring Dr. Jacqueline Allen Trimble, author of American Happiness, winner of the 2016 Balcones Poetry Prize.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Bookwoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78751
7:00PM – Community Open Mic
7:30PM – Feature, Jacqueline Allen Trimble
Free & Open to the Public!
FEATURED POET: Jacqueline Allen Trimble lives and writes in Montgomery, Alabama, where she is an associate profes
HAPPY BLACK WOMEN & GIRLS MONTH! Torch Literary Arts created Black Women & Girls Month (February 15 - March 15) to celebrate the intersections of our community in word, fellowship, and self-preservation. Through creative writing and literary arts, we make visible our elders, sisters, and girls. Join the fun by participating in scheduled events. Share your pictures and posts with the hashtags #BWGMonth and #TORCH. #BWGMonth #TORCH
We are pleased to announce our 2016 - 2017 Editorial Board. Help us welcome Nikki Patin, Casey Rocheteau, and Ebony Stewart! Over the next year, they will help guide the literary content of the TORCH Journal and offer additional feature writing on our blog and social media outlets. Nikki Patin Featured in The Guardian, Chicago Tribune and on international television, Nikki Patin has been writing, performing and educating for almost 15 years. She has taught hundreds of worksho
Flame - Elizabeth Alexander Spark - Crystal Williams Poetry by Raina Leon Kelly Norman Ellis Venus Thrash Kelly Harris Jennifer Falu Mahogany L. Browne t'ai freedom ford saida agostini Evie Shockley Ebony Stewart Visual Artist - Nadia Alexis Click here to read online now. #TORCH #Journal
L-R: Florinda Bryant, Sheree L. Ross, Stephanie Lang Help us welcome the new Board of Directors for Torch Literary Arts: Florinda Bryant, Stephanie Lang, and Sheree L. Ross! We look forward to growing the organization and its community impact with their experience and leadership in arts advocacy and social justice activism. Florinda Bryant is an interdisciplinary artist and arts educator who calls Austin home. Holding it down in every aspect of performance, whether writing, p
Torch Literary Arts founder, and poet, Amanda Johnston, was recognized along with other community leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs in Austin, TX for her work in building a literary network of writers and allies in support of black women and girls. Join us as we continue to create new programs and opportunities in the greater central Texas area and beyond. From the website: #IAMBLACKAUSTIN is an ongoing interactive campaign highlighting the multidimensional expression of Bl
Torch Literary Arts started nearly 10 years ago. We're excited to see what comes next as we relaunch our website, develop new programs, and continue to support the work of black women and girls through creative writing. This promotional video was created by the creative women behind Austin While Black and filmed during the inaugural TORCH Wildfire Reading Series. Subscribe to our newsletter, Flare, for information on future events and opportunities. #TORCH #AUSTINWHILEBLACK
Nov. 6, 2015 Parneshia Jones and Ellen Hagan at BookWoman bookstore, Austin, TX. We had an absolute BALL at the launch of the TORCH Wildfire Reading Series at BookWoman in Austin, TX on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Such warmth and generosity came through the words and spirit of our featured poets. Parneshia Jones and Ellen Hagan read from their most resent collections, Vessel by Jones and Hemisphere by Hagan, as well as new, unpublished works. These women were funny, endearing, and