Thank you!

… to the hundreds of attendees, presenters, vendors, sponsors, and the city of Austin for making Fire & Ink III: Cotillion a smashing success! Stay tuned here for photos, videos, and more information about all that happened.

Thanks Philly!

We had a fantastic time at Fire & Ink’s Literary Cafe during Philadelphia Black Pride! Thanks everyone for coming out, and for sharing your wonderful work and spirits! Check out these wonderful pictures.

Best wishes from Fire & Ink!

Fire & Ink wishes to extend our best wishes to all of the nominees for the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards. The finalists’ list will be announced on or around March 15, 2009.

Why are you coming to Fire & Ink? Doug Cooper-Spencer responds.

Fire & Ink III: Cotillion is on the way! Hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer writers of African descent will be descending to Austin, Texas, from October 8 to October 11, 2009, for the greatest gathering of literary fierceness on earth.

Be there!

Check out this slick new ad for the upcoming Fire & Ink III: Cotillion! Want to share it? Well thank ye very much! Grab the code here! And check out your community lgbt-black-writer-supporting media outlets — we just might show up there! How about yours?

Planning for Success

This past weekend, January 9-11, 2009, we held our first-ever Fire & Ink Board & Planning Retreat at Alma de Mujer Center for Social Change. Some wonderful pictures are posted below, and on Facebook Group.

Artists + Writers = Dopeness

This video, submitted to us by the uncomparable talents of visual artist Torkwase Dyson and writer/editor/publisher Tisa Bryant, about why they are coming to Fire & Ink III: Cotillion showcases not only the genius on its way to Austin, but the hilarious and loving spirit as well.

The words are coming thick and fast …

The planning for Fire & Ink III: Cotillion has been well under way for over a year — but now that planning is hitting full steam. We’ve just received a bucketful of abstracts on topics so fierce we’re going to make you wait on bated breath for a minute before we drop it on ya.

Happy New Year from Fire & Ink

Looking for Change? National Coming Out Day may never be the same. A new year is upon us and some black LGBT writers (you know who you are our media darlings) are letting us know that it’s all about change. Fire & Ink III: Cotillion is all over it.

Habari Gani – Umoja!

Happy Holidays! The first day of Kwanzaa, December 26th, celebrates Umoja, or Unity. Fire & Ink is recognized as the most influential supporter and advocate for GLBT writers of African descent.