The International Writers' Workshop is a series of educational sessions for Black writers to connect, share, inform, read, and network with one another. It has been crafted to offer a cultural framework for sharing purposeful writing, specifically with the Black writer in mind. The online sessions are shaped to encourage and support writers on their personal creative journeys. During the interactive discussion, experts will share culturally-specific experiences and strategies for writing and marketing, in addition to providing resources for starting, sustaining, and [self-]publishing writing projects in a variety of genres. The workshops will include interactive elements such as panel discussions, breakout rooms (where applicable), author readings/demonstrations, and webinar-style presentations.
In person (in Toronto) and online...stay tuned for details!
Theme: "Enhancing and Leveraging the Black Writing Community"
Panelists: Mutendei Nabutete, Stacey Ann Berry, Kamilah Haywood
Theme: "Literary Cultural Barriers in the African Diaspora"
Presenters: Stacey Ann Berry, Jameel Davis, Adam H.C. Myrie
Panelist: Kamilah Hayw...
"Content Marketing" by Jameel Davis
"Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing" with Mutendei Nabutete
"Traditional Marketing Methods in the ...
"Character Development & Historical Representations" with Mutendei Nabutete
"How do Use Writing to Ignite Freedom, Healing & Power" with Stac...
Our goal is to establish and develop creative ways to unite Black writers across Toronto (and internationally), to share our processes, and connect about the events and concepts we are actively documenting. We aim to offer a cultural framework for sharing purposeful writing; we would like to connect various Black writers and writing communities through deliberate working relationships; and we hope to provide an inviting and comfortable platform to cultivate new artistic networks. We'd also like to inform and prepare Black writers for their projects through providing process feedback, publishing resources, marketing strategies, and social media tips. We hope to continue to strengthen the writing, the voices, and the unification within the Black writing community, and to also establish Toronto as a hub and key international location for Black writers to feel welcome, supported, and enhanced as artists.
Cleveland’s own International Speaker & Author Jameel Davis, earned his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminology & Justice Studies from Kent State University in 2013 and has been employed at the Cuyahoga County Sheriff Department ever since. Shortly thereafter, he became an Agent of Change, a Speaker, Writer, Poet, & Author. In his community, Jameel is known as a positive and highly respectable individual, dedicated to promoting kindness, understanding and hope to disadvantaged children and adults alike. He is committed to sharing his story, lifting up and empowering others through his motivational talks, inspiring poetry and books, as well as shinning rays of hope throughout Cleveland, Oh and beyond. Jameel is known for his educational seminars surrounding book publishing, dating and relationships, and his speaking appearances at schools and organizations.
"Historical Character Representations" with Mutendei Nabutete (Nairobi)
"Character Development" with Mutendei Nabutete (Nairobi)
"Using Writing to Ignite Freedom, Healing, and Power" with Stacey Ann Berry (Toronto)
"Content Marketing" with Jameel Davis (Cleveland)