Why Black Writers Matter


Seven Authors from the Black Writers Workspace Weigh In

No one can tell the story of the black experience like a black person.

Because of this fact, writers on the Black Writers Workspace (BWW), an online community of over 9,000 new and independent writers and avid readers, decided to share in their own words Why Black Writers Matter.

As black writers use the written word to mend the underbelly of a tattered history, these seven contributing writers hoped to inspire more black stories that will uplift the culture and alleviate the literary world’s stereotypical image of the black community.

“When we say black writers matter, we acknowledge that black voices are well-worth celebrating,” said author and BWW founder Michelle Jackson. “To truly know black writers matter is to understand that the stories we carry within us must be preserved and valued.”

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