Since June 2010, Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke has been organizing and hosting quarterly She Writers Meet Ups for Washington, DC area women writers at Teaism, a local woman-owned cafe, in an effort to build community and encourage peer networking. Click on the links below to read blog posts (they include videos, audio blogs, and photos) from the three 2010 DC She Writers Meet Up.
- June 29th Summer Meet Up (celebration of SheWrites.com’s 1st anniversary)
- September 29th Fall Meet Up
- November 29 Winter Meet Up
Ananda discovered SheWrites.com, a vibrant online community of women writers, while sitting next to SheWrites.com co-founder Kamy Wicoff in a workshop session at the BlogHer conference held in August 2009. At first glance, Ananda fell head over heels in love with SheWrites.com and has been an active member ever since.
In 2011, the Digital Sisterhood Network adopted the DC She Writers Meet Up as one of its community building initiatives and began sponsoring quarterly meetings. DC poet Yael Flusberg was the featured guest at the March 29th Spring Meet Up.
The June 29th Summer Meet Up will celebrate SheWrites.com’ second anniversary on June 29 at 6:30 pm at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Click here for more details. The featured guest is Ada Vilageliu Diaz, a poet, writer, teacher, and Howard University scholar. Ada’s poetry has been published in Beltway Poetry Quarterly and in Al pie de la casa blanca: Poetas hispanos de Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.adavilageliu.com. Follow her on Twitter @latinaafricana.
Additional meet ups will be held at Teaism on September 29, 2011, November 29, 2011, March 29, 2012, and June 29, 2012. All meet ups will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the lower level of Teaism.