Write One this JUNETEENTH WEEKEND
It's a Write-In

“I can’t breathe.” The final words of George Floyd have been heard around the world. The masses have flocked to the streets to detest police brutality and racial discrimination in America. News outlets are in a constant cycle of reporting COVID-19 stories alongside coverage of protests and violence in the streets.

The world appears to be watching, but do they hear us?

Big Black Chapters wants to make sure that they do. To celebrate the memory of George Floyd and to celebrate Black America’s true independence, Big Black Chapters is hosting a write-in Juneteenth weekend.

Juneteenth Write-In

As Texas natives, Juneteenth has always been a major Summer celebration for the BBC. However, this year we want to celebrate in a way to commemorate the continuous struggles of Black and Indigenous Americans. For centuries, our ancestors were stripped of the fundamental rights of education; the simple act of learning to read and write forbidden by the powers that be.

This Juneteenth we’re exercising a right denied to so many in the past. From June 19th-21st, we encourage all #OwnVoices storytellers to do what they do best – Write.

Whether you write romance or horror; fiction or non-fiction, self-help, or erotica – we’re asking all Black and African writers to take their frustrations, hopes, and dreams to the page.

The rules are simple. For the entire weekend, dedicate as much time as you can to writing. You can write about anything, or in any genre, but it must relate to the Black experience in America in some way.

Make Your Own Noise

Have something to say? Now’s the time. The BBC crew will be there with you, hosting Live writing sprint sessions in the BBC Facebook group. Be sure to keep track of your word count. We’re here to show the world that Black Lives and Black Voices matter.

If you’re interested in participating in the Juneteenth Write-In, be sure to follow our Facebook page and join the group, if you haven’t already. Sharing your work on social media? Be sure to use the hashtag #BBCWriteIn to have your work and word count included in the group total.

Write With Us

Have something to say? Now’s the time. The BBC crew will be there with you, hosting Live writing sprint sessions in the BBC Facebook group. Be sure to keep track of your word count. We’re here to show the world that Black Lives and Black Voices matter.

If you’re interested in participating in the Juneteenth Write-In, be sure to follow our Facebook page and join the group, if you haven’t already. Sharing your work on social media? Be sure to use the hashtag #BBCWriteIn to have your work and word count included in the group total.

Write On

Every word we read and write Juneteenth weekend will be a testament to the power of the Black Voice. No one can tell our stories. Nor,

 can they silence our voice. This Juneteenth Weekend, we’ll put pen to paper and do what our ancestors have done for centuries – Write On!

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