Fiction Writers of Color

Bi-weekly on Sundays @ 20:00 CET / 21:00 EAT / 14:00 EDT

This group was born out of the frustration writers of color often feel when sharing their culturally-nuanced work in primarily white and Western writing spaces. Rather than seeking to exclude, the members of this group meet fortnightly on Sundays to support and nurture each other with feedback that appreciates the richness that dialect, non-Western literary frameworks and diasporic narratives can add to the English literary canon. We’re an international group spanning three continents and specifically interested in adding 1-2 intermediate writers who have experience giving and receiving in-depth feedback. You are a writer of color if you identify as such.

If you’re interested in joining this group feel free to email

The hosts

Malaysian-born and of Sri Lankan Tamil ancestry, Ashanya Lingam spent a decade in the US before moving to Amsterdam. Her body of work largely centers around themes of identity and belonging for immigrants navigating Western spaces. She’s a 2021 Pushcart Prize nominee, with writing published in Boomer Lit, Litro Mag, Bold Magazine, and AAWW’s The Margins. She is one of the co-founders of Strange Birds.