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  • What is the History of African American Writer's Alliance?
    Californian Randee Eddins called to order what became the first meeting of the African-American Writers' Alliance in February 1991. She encouraged an exchange of ideas, works in progress, and sharing our poems, stories, essays, plays, and novels. In this mutually supportive setting, writers listened and shared their work without censure. AAWA continues its mission at our monthly meetings (Saturdays, Columbia City Branch of the Seattle Library, 10:00 a. m. until noon). The fringe benefit is sharing what we write with an audience other than ourselves. We read in many Puget Sound venues: Elliot Bay Bookstore, Columbia City Gallery, Third Place Books (Seward Park), and Bin 41. AAWA has published five anthologies: Sometimes I Wander in 1998, Gifted Voices in 2000, Words? Words! Words in 2004, Threads in 2009, and Voices That Matter in 2018.
  • Why is the African American Writer's Alliance important?
    In a region of the world where there is very little color and very little recognition for voice embedded with African culture, the writer's alliance was created to provide that support and anchor for authors connected to the African Disapora everywhere.
  • How do I become a member of AAWA?
    Memberships are submitted via requests. Please reach out to us to request a membership application.
  • Are there any requirements for being an AAWA member?
    Yes. Author's will need to pay annual membership dues as well as submit copies of their publication to the organization. Full details of royalties based upon each copy sold off AAWA platforms, will be further explained during your membership meeting.
  • Is there a specific genre that I have to write in order to become a member?
    No. AAWA embraces all genres that authors tied to the African Disapora are inspired to write.
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