DPWC Allies with Fellow SJSU Student Orgs

DPWC allies with its fellow San Jose State University (SJSU) student organizations. The Poets and Writers Coalition (PWC) The Black Student Union (BSU) The Native American Student Org (NASO) naso.sjsu.ca@dpwc2020 El Espartano Noticias, a Spanish journalism organization at SJSU that focuses on local issues and stories that affect the Latinx community. They are a news organization and a support group for students interested in writing and … Continue reading DPWC Allies with Fellow SJSU Student Orgs

DPWC Allies with the Center for Literary Arts (CLA) on Book Club and Author Events

DPWC allies with the Center for Literary Arts (CLA) on its Book Club and Author Events. Please visit the CLA Book Club page on Goodreads. Click the “join” button on their page, read along, keep an eye on their schedule and participate in their virtual discussions. View their videos and invite friends to do the same. Follow CLA’s Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter for updates. CLA Book … Continue reading DPWC Allies with the Center for Literary Arts (CLA) on Book Club and Author Events

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About the DPWC

We are the Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC), a student organization at San Jose State University (SJSU). The collective started with a handful of Creative Writing MFAs who developed community through their shared experiences as students and literary artists. Today we’re a much larger project that’s powered by student, alum, academic, and ally activists that are helping to build-out a platform fostering equity in the … Continue reading About the DPWC

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Book Club

Join us for a read via Bookclubs. Bookclubs is a platform for hosting book club events and discussions. It’s easy to join! Create a profile and become a Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC) book club member via this link: https://bookclubz.com/clubs/24994/join/dddd92/ We’re reading the following book/s now, so pace yourself and meet us on Zoom for the discussion/s. August 6, 2022 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM … Continue reading Book Club


Check out DPWC’s guest authors, Margalynne Armstrong, Lyzette Wanzer, Jewelle Gomez, and Judy Juanita, feat. at a SJSU hybrid event where they’ll discuss their anthology, “Trauma, Tresses, & Truth.” Check out DPWC’s roster of roundtable guests for the 2021-22 school year: Tureeda Mikell, Daniel B. Summerhill, Vernon Keeve III, Blackbook and its founding team, MK Chavez, and Keenan Norris. Legacy of Poetry, 2021, was themed, … Continue reading Blog

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The collective is working on a few initiatives (and we need folks). Blog content and book reviews (writer+editor+strategist) Author interviews with a byline (writer+scheduler+journalist) Video/photography (pre- and post-production specialist) Talent (readers/voice talent) Social Media (brand strategist+book signings and giveaways) Media Management (PM+copywriter+social media curator) Administration (COO+relationship builder and manager) Finance (grant writer+account manager) WordPress (UX specialist) Want to get involved with something listed here? Contact … Continue reading Initiatives