Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC) is a student organization at San Jose State University. It was founded by Creative Writing MFAs who through their shared student experience developed community; but we grew. Now DPWC is an activist student, alum, academic, and ally project building platform for BIPOC + underrepresented literary artists and creatives. And we welcome your support.
Platform to us means many things like a place to land and know folks have got your back, are vested in your success, and will generously share their brain trust and resources with you to that end. These resources, whether they are vlogging equipment to level-up our online game after COVID-19, or funds to build equity, attendance, and visibility for BIPOC and underrepresented literary artists and creatives at conferences, don’t fall from the sky but are earned via grant applications and our outreach efforts. They can also come from your support and allyship.
Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC) is an active project
The DPWC is an ally of the African American Studies Department at San Jose State University. They’re available to support AFAM students who want to produce publishable essays.Jasmine Yusef – SJSU Student
The Center for Literary Arts has tapped the DPWC to lead book club discussions. DPWC members come ready to heat-up the conversation and leave us some food for thought.Bennet Elle – CLA Book Club Attendee
We needed a ring light for a few Zoom calls because we had to look professional online. It’s just an example of how DPWC comes through with resources.Maria Cosas – SJSU Student