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2023 Torch Literary Arts Retreat for Black Women Writers

Torch Literary Arts is proud to launch our inaugural creative writing retreat. We welcome applications from Black women writers with works in progress across poetry, fiction, and script (plays or screenplays).  Applications are open and will be accepted March 19 – April 2, 2023. 

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About the Organization

Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Colleen J. McElroy, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.