Tapestry Writers Collective launches a community to support writers crafting characters of color

Online PR News – 18-September-2012 – Virginia – Tapestry Writers Collective is a new online community for diverse writers to share the writing experience, improve their craft and connect with critique partners across the spectrum of race and culture.

"We talked to other writers of color and found so many with similar experiences," said Leslye PJ Reaves, Co-founder of Tapestry Writer Collective. "Feedback is vital to a writer during a certain stage of the process and most writing centers and groups don't feature a lot of diversity. Many writers had experiences where their work was misinterpreted or misunderstood or the feedback they received was culturally insensitive.”

The Tapestry community is a safe space to connect with other writers who are focused on telling stories with racially and culturally diverse characters. The blog spotlights craft workshops featuring characters of color, publishers and agents looking for diverse voices, and stories on the writing life from our team of bloggers.

Launching later this year will be the interactive forums where writers can join critique groups, upload their original work and get feedback from a diverse group of peers.

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About Tapestry Writers Collective

Tapestry Writers Collective was founded in 2012 by Nakeesha Seneb and Leslye PJ Reaves.

Education Director, Nakeesha Seneb, is a longtime addict of YA and paranormal romance novels. She is a professor of screenwriting and her children’s television programs have been broadcast nationwide and internationally.

Technical Director, Leslye PJ Reaves, is the Co-founder and Editor of The Quotable. She is a web developer, award-winning independent filmmaker, reader and writer of young adult and speculative fiction.