We are published authors and novices. We are professional writers and late-night storytellers. We range from Baby Boomers, Millennials to Gen Z. We are world travelers, we are homebodies. We are African-American men and women from all walks of life who have words bursting to make their way through us.
Storyteller/Actor & Keynote
She grew up collecting rainwater, now she collects stories...
Author, Artist & Actress
Her writing has appeared in ColorsNW Magazine, Arkana Magazine, Raising Lilly Ledbetter...
Margaret S. Barrie
Raised in a loving community of family, neighbors, and friends when the Central District...
Helen J. Collier
Prolific writer of many different genres says writing has been in her spirit since her mother placed a pencil...
Minnie A. Collins
Author of The Purple Wash (2013) and Palm Power: Hearts in Harmony (2018) is published...
Noni Ervin is practically a Pacific Northwest native. Her parents moved to the Greater Seattle area when...
Miz Portionte' Floes
Miz Portiontè Floes was born in Chicago Illinois in 1969. Having grown up in the urban richness...
Also known as Verbal Oasis, hails from Seattle, Washington. Her poetry gives voice to social issues...
She creates poems that are soulful and sassy, poems that will make you laugh and also reflect on real-life experiences.
She writes with authenticity and is inspired by her life experiences and observations.
James D. Macon
Although he spends most of his time caring for others, he also has a strong desire to share his stories...
She credits the group with making her write poetry. For a number of years she has written poems inspired by ...
Actor, Playwright, Storyteller
Executive & Artistic Director of Nu Black Arts West Theatre, the oldest African-American Theater Company in Washington State.
My pen name as I navigate the creative world of collective words aimed at the inside of the mind.
Merri Ann Osborne
Merri Ann has been intrigued by stories and the art of storytelling since childhood...
Essayist and Poet
She serves as Editor-at-large for the South Seattle Emerald and has written articles for publications including The Seattle Star and Crosscut.
Asia is an enigmatic person who transmutes her experiences through the creation of her work.
Community Scholar, Ethnomuseumologist, and Second Generation Storyteller, of the national award-winning American History Traveling Museum: The "Unspoken" Truths.
His writing has appeared in the Plant Amnesty newsletter, University of Washington’s Voice, and Sacramento’s
She has written several books ( poetry and a devotional) and is currently working on a screenplay.
Jaye Ware was born and raised in the PNW. Poet, Spoken Word Artist, and recent playwright...
She wrote her first poem in the fifth grade; the year President Kennedy...