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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: 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 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, Closing the Distance: Sheltering in Technolog(ies). See our talented member-poets featured with: Daniel B. Summerhill, Tureeda Mikell, Vernon Keeve III, MK Chavez, and Keenan Norris. Interview with author and … 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

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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