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About the DPWC

The Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC) is a San Jose State University (SJSU) student organization. We started as a handful of Creative Writing MFAs developing community through our shared interest in literary art. Today we’re a much larger project, powered by student, alumni, academic, and ally activists helping us build-out a platform to foster equity for literary artists. We maintain work synergy by meeting monthly … 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: 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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‘Need an invite to join a Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC) event? Contact us for info. and access. COVID-19 Update: DPWC’s monthly meet-ups are online until further notice. We once held our monthly meet-ups at SJSU in Washington Square Hall, room 218. However, COVID-19 pushed us online and now our meet-ups follow this format… We join-in on Zoom. You introduce yourself (e.g., I’m so-in-so. I’ve … Continue reading Calendar