Bellow: Ep. 1 – Nichole Perkins and Joshunda Sanders

Did you miss our first Bellow webcast with poet Nichole Perkins and fiction writer Joshunda Sanders? Fear not! You can watch it right here. Nichole reads from new work and work you can find via her website: Joshunda reads from her shory story, “Sirens,” published in the 2013 multicultural issue of Bellevue Literary Review.

Let these lovely artists know what you think of their work by leaving a comment below or tweeting them directly at @tnwhiskeywoman and @jvic.


My Writing Process: Forget what you hear about writing

Joshunda Sanders is one of two readers joining Bellow founder Stacia L. Brown this Wednesday, July 16 at 8PM EST. Read what she has to say about her writing process here.

Joshunda Sanders

Nicole D. Collier, one of my favorite members of my virtual writing tribe, asked me to participate in the blog tour. Since I love to read and write about writing (in lieu, sometimes, of actually writing) and I’ve noted that some other writers I admire and respect, including Tananarive Due, Tayari Jones and Daniel Jose Older have all participated, I thought I’d add my humble thoughts and impressions to the mix.

1) What are you working on?

I am working on a book about how racism and sexism have contributed to the demise of traditional journalism and how people of color (and organizations, websites and companies that recognize their value) are changing the media landscape in important but often unacknowledged ways. I have also written a memoir in progress (excerpts have appeared inHuizache, Gawker and TED, among other publications) and every now and then, the…

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This Wednesday, We Bellow.

It’s a big week for the Bellow crew! We’re gearing up for our very first live, online literary reading! It’s this Wednesday, July 16 at 8PM EST — and we really want you to be there.

Watch and share this short video message from founder Stacia L. Brown (@slb79), read about the inspiration for this virtual literary reading series here, and visit the websites of this month’s readers, Nichole Perkins (@tnwhiskeywoman) and Joshunda Sanders (@jvic).

Live-tweeting will be a large part of our series’ success, so be sure to tweet with us (@bellowseries) as you watch, using the hashtag #bellowseries — and let your followers know that you’ll be tuning in!

Also: subscribe to our YouTube page and add us to your Google+ circles, and you’ll be playing a vital role in making this endeavor a rousing success.

Welcome to Bellow!

Bellow is a new collaborative venture which aims to bring virtual literary readings from your favorite established and emerging writers of color right into your living room.

Every third Wednesday of the month, starting on July 16, join us at Google+ Hangouts to listen four guest writers read from their published works and works-in-progress. Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction are welcome.

If you’re interested in being included in one of your video streams, write us at bellowseries at gmail dot com. Submit a brief bio and the work you’d like to read.

Welcome to Bellow!