In this seminar, writers Faith Adiele and Bani Amor will focus on the language we use when writing about place with the intent of dismantling coloniality in travel writing, one word at a time. They will engage participants with presentations, a collective exercise, and a class discussion where everyone will be invited to ask questions.
FAITH ADIELE is founder of the nation’s first workshop for travel writers of color through VONA, author of the travel memoir MEETING FAITH, which won a PEN award and routinely appears on travel listicles, and co-editor of the anthology COMING OF AGE AROUND THE WORLD. Her media credits include Sleep Stories for the Calm meditation app and the PBS documentary My Journey Home. Her travel essays appear in Best Women’s Travel Writing, O Magazine, Off/Assignment, Essence, There She Goes Podcast, Flaunt, A Woman Alone, Ethical Traveler Podcast, December, and various anthologies. She resides in Oakland, California and teaches around the world, including at Stonecoast.
BANI AMOR is a gender/queer travel writer who explores the relationships between race, place, and power. Their work has appeared in CNN Travel, Fodor’s, AFAR, and Teen Vogue, among other outlets, and in the anthology Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity. Follow them on Instagram at @baniamor and Twitter @bani_amor.
This event is held in conjunction with the Stonecoast MFA Writing for Inclusivity and Social Equity (WISE) initiative, which aims to give writers the tools to address the most urgent issues of our time through the literary arts. It is free and open to all.
A Zoom link will be sent by email the day of the event. This event is free and open to all.