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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 for BIPOC+underrepresented literary artists. … Continue reading About the DPWC

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Book Club

‘Want to read with us? First, join Bookclubz, the platform that hosts our book club. It’s easy! Create your profile there 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 right now. So, read along with us and meet us on Zoom for the discussion. Mar 06, 2021 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM – … Continue reading Book Club

Blog

Interview with author and scholar of Iranian Diaspora studies, Persis Karim. Read what Karim says about community and her creative work with the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. Learn how she relates diaspora to planting seeds. Interview with author, activist, and cosmopolite, Faith Adiele. Read about what Adiele says about the craft of writing and weathering the pandemic. Learn why she calls artists first responders. Continue reading Blog

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Initiatives

The collective is working on a few projects and initiatives: Blog content and book reviews (writer+editor+strategist) Author interviews with a byline (writer+scheduler+journalist) Videos and photography (producer, script writer, videographer+editor and readers/voice talent) Social Media (brand strategist+book signings and giveaways) Social Media Management (PM+copywriter+curator Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, WordPress) Administration (COO+relationship builder and manager) Finance (grant writer+account manager) WordPress (UX specialist) Want to get involved with something … Continue reading Initiatives

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Calendar

‘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