In early April I attended Kweli’s 3rd Annual Children’s Literature Conference. KWELI is the creation of Laura Pegram. Laura has suffered as an artist in isolation. This experience led her to create KWELI-an online community for those writers of color working alone. http://www.kwelijournal.org/
Laura has also made it part of her work to create an online community for Indigenous writers. She has created a platform that amplifies our voices and brings us together. Fifteen Native writers from the North American continent showed up. Traci Sorrell (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) and Rebecca Roanhorse (Ohkay Owingeh /African American) participated on panels, as well. Julie Flett (Cree/Metis) skyped in.
Rebecca’s book is available for pre-order here: Trail of Lightning
Traci’s book for pre-order here: We Are Grateful
Marcie’s book, out now, a great (Adult) mystery, here: Murder on the Red River
Art Coulson: The Creator’s Game
Julie Flett: Julie has several books so just do a search. This is one that lists her as an author. Several of her books are in Cree. Black Bear (Colors in Cree)
I’m looking forward to going to KWELI in April 2019.