Black Writers Collective


What's The Dash?

The Dash is Black Writers Collective’s accountability tribe of short-form Finishers. For writers of shorter works in need of camaraderie and accountability, this supportive tribe meets up online for thirty-minute writing sprints on essays, articles, stories and other short-form work. (Long-form and book-length sprinters meet in Finishers.) Share your goals, progress, challenges, and accomplishments with the tribe members of The Dash. 

Eligibility: Open to all members of Black Writers Collective
Members: log in to The Dash.

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About the Facilitator


Mistinguette Smith writes across the boundaries between race and culture, urban and rural, academic and vernacular. Her poetry has been published in Pluck! A Journal of Affrilachian Arts and Culture and the LGBTQ anthologies Does Your Mama Know and Other Countries: Voices Rising. Her creative non-fiction about race, land and place have been published in Emergence Magazine, The Common online, Belt and Yes! magazines, as well as the anthology Wildness: Relations of People and Place and The Colors of Nature: A Teaching Guide. She has co-authored peer reviewed articles in Departures in Critical Qualitative Research and American Quarterly.

She lives in Northampton, MA and Oberlin, OH. You can find her at

Mistinguette Smith

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