We're now planning our 2017 conference—scheduled for April 8, 2017, in New York City—and we expect this year's event to be even more exciting, with a bigger and more comfortable venue, two new craft-focused tracks, an appearance by Caldecott Medalist Javaka Steptoe, and a keynote luncheon featuring New York Times bestselling writer Cynthia Leitich Smith. We want to inspire and serve as many creative people of color as possible, but to do that . . . 

We Need Your Help! 

Your donation will go directly to defraying our costs in the following areas: 
●  Travel costs and honorarium for our keynote speaker
●  Honoraria for panelists, workshop leaders, and presenters
●  Scholarships for qualified writers
●  General conference expenses and future planning

Kweli Journal, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We have been volunteer run and operated since December 2009.

Kweli nurtures new and emerging writers of color. We are also one of the few literary journals that pays writers for their work. We rely on small grants and donations throughout the year. Your donation will assist in the costs of maintaining this publishing effort, and supporting our subsidized free literary programming: Kweli Scholars Program and Reading and Conversation series. Our Kweli Scholars Program provides emerging writers of color with tuition free writing classes and mentorship. In addition, our online literary journal and free Reading and Conversation series—presented in partnership with the New York Times African Heritage Network—have allowed new voices to share both page and stage. These new voices appeared on the digital page with Hodder Fellow Cristina Garcia in April 2013, and MacArthur Fellow Edward P. Jones shared the stage with new and emerging voices at the New York Times Conference Center in April 2011. 

The levels of giving are outlined below.  

Literary Saint: $1,000 and up
Muse:  $500
Scribe: $250
Wordsmith: $100
Bibliophile: $50
Bookworm: $25

Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

You may donate to our Generosity.com fundraiser by clicking here.  

As an alternative, checks may be mailed to:

Kweli Journal, Inc.
PO Box 693
New York, NY  10021

Thank you for your generosity!