Welcome to the Black Writers Workspace
In March 2020, during the initial surge of the COVID virus, Author Michelle D. Jackson started a private Facebook group called the Black Writers Workspace with the desire to connect with Black writers around the world and to provide a platform to share information, learn from one another, and to express a shared love and admiration for writing. Today, the group has grown to over 12,000 followers! As a result of Jackson's commitment to the black writer's community and the dedication of engaged writers and readers, the group has developed programs and events to propel black writers toward success.
The BWW has become a go-to place for sharing and learning about writing and diversity in writing. The community has hosted weekly, monthly and quarterly events and activities to help promote black authors, bloggers, content developers, editors, and other writing professions. Since its inception, Jackson has interviewed dozens of accomplished authors, editors, and publishers from around the world. The BWW has hosted several successful virtual book fairs, wrote and distributed weekly e-newsletters, moderated roundtable discussions, and created a platform to help Black writers sell their work. Jackson has been invited to speak on diversity and other issues at writing conferences and promoted the importance of supporting Black new and indie authors!
In 2021, Black Writers Workspace inspired the development of Direct2Author.com, an online book marketplace for independent authors. Authors can now upload their book, create a dynamic profile page and drive traffic to their website and author pages for direct sales. In addition, the site allows authors and companies to promote their products and services to thousands of avid readers. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.direct2author.com.