Donate to VIDA!

JOIN THE CONVERSATION! To become a member of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and receive our monthly newsletter, make your tax-deductible donation today.

Recent

2603079120_4dc83fe97e_z

Self Censored: When Writing is Not Right

I stopped jumping in and out of trouble. Once, it was a moving car, my father pissed; the walk home slow and only mildly treacherous. Always catapulting off swing sets well into my teens. I only have one physical scar, the faded rope burn from careening off a Michigan pier,… [Read More]

| by Abba Belgrave | August 23, 2015 | 0

Women_the_streets_are_ours

ROUNDTABLE: POLICING THE OTHER IN THE LITERARY WORLD

This conversation, moderated by Hoa Nguyen, took place on March 29, 2015. Hoa sent out a preliminary list of questions meant to spark the conversation, but ultimately the frankness and depth of the conversation emerged as we realized that we shared many common experiences, concerns, and hopes. --Carmen Giménez Smith… [Read More]

VIDA Exclusive | by Bhanu Kapil, Carmen Giménez Smith, giovanni singleton, Hoa Nguyen, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Metta Sáma, Natalie Diaz, Sarah Gambito | August 13, 2015 | 0

open road

Submission as Social Action

Once when I was in my early 20s, the tires on my car had gone bald, and my mother offered to take me to Sears to get replacements. At the time I didn’t even know the department store sold tires. And who still shopped there anyway? But my mom assured… [Read More]

VIDA | by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo | August 3, 2015 | 4

bamboo

Finding Home Through Literature: A Study of Filipino Fiction

All my life, I felt ashamed because I was born in America. Growing up in Los Angeles, CA, in the nineties, an American, to me, was someone who didn’t know what the term “Filipino” meant. An American was someone who immediately assumed that I spoke either Spanish or Japanese, depending… [Read More]

| by Noelle Marie Falcis | July 29, 2015 | 2

Upcoming Events

Bryant Park Reading Series with Erica Hunt, R. Erica Doyle, Tonya Foster

September 9, 2015 at 6:00pm | Bryant Park New York NY 10018 | Organized by Belladonna* | More Info

Bryant Park Reading Series with Tonya M. Foster, R. Erica Doyle, Betsy Fagin, Monica Ong

September 9, 2015 at 6:00pm | Bryant Park, New York NY 10018 | Organized by Belladonna* | More Info

The Third Annual Festival of Women Writers

September 11, 2015 at All-Day | Hobart, New York The Book Village of the Catskills | Organized by Festival of Women Writers | More Info

The Third Annual Festival of Women Writers

September 12, 2015 at All-Day | Hobart, New York The Book Village of the Catskills | Organized by Festival of Women Writers | More Info

The Third Annual Festival of Women Writers

September 13, 2015 at All-Day | Hobart, New York The Book Village of the Catskills | Organized by Festival of Women Writers | More Info