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FREE The BIPOC Writers Toolkit: Project Manage Your Writing Life!

This is a free course for writers in all genres who are Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color (BIPOC). Are you unsure how to organize a literary project, like writing a book? Or do you need support organizing literary events, like a reading? Do you feel you’ve outgrown your “to do” list and need a stronger system of organization and accountability? In this course, students will learn project management principles, such as creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS); defining a project scope; estimating project costs (yes, even writing a book accrues out-of-pocket expenses!); identifying project threats; scheduling tasks and meeting deadlines; and allocating resources to support your needs. This course is open to writers and creative nonprofit managers, and it’s a great opportunity to network with your literary community. Students will walk away with a work plan they can successfully launch on their own.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: D.A. Navoti

Class Type: 3 Sessions


Start Date: 05/01/2021

End Date: 05/15/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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D.A. Navoti

D.A. Navoti (he/him/his) created Wellness-ish-ness, a blog for creative hot messes because he's a hell of a hot mess. Navoti also writes creative nonfiction and poetic prose. His work has appeared in Homology Lit, Spartan, Indian Country Today, Cloudthroat, and elsewhere.

He's a CityArtist 2020 recipient from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and a former fellow at Hugo House & Jack Straw Cultural Center. He received residencies from The Seventh Wave & Gullkistan: Center for Creativity, and holds an M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Arizona State. He's also co-founder of Fight For Our Lives, a performance series advocating for communities targeted by divisive politics.

He grew up in Phoenix, AZ, and is a member of the Gila River Indian Community, a descendant of O'otham (Salt & Gila Rivers), Hopi, Zuni, and Yavapai-Apache tribes. Born Daniel Napelee Jr., D.A. are initials to honor his late father, and 'Navoti' honors his Hopi mother. D.A. lives and writes in Seattle, WA.

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