Samiya Bashir

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Samiya Bashir

Genre: Writer



Samiya Bashir’s work includes Gospel, Where the Apple Falls, and Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art. Bashir’s poetry, stories, articles and editorial work have been featured in numerous publications and she is the recipient of awards, grants, and fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Soul Mountain Writers Colony, The Austin Project, Alma de Mujer, the James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts, the Astraea Foundation, the National Association of Pen Women, and Cave Canem among others. A founding organizer of Fire & Ink, recognized as the most influential supporter and advocate for LGBT writers of African descent, and Cave Canem alumnus, her work has most recently appeared in Callaloo, Encyclopedia Vol 2 F-K, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, and online @,, and Torch: Creative Writing by African American Women. For over a decade, Bashir worked as a social justice communications professional and was owner and principal consultant of Lead Time Consulting, specializing in communications for non-profits and arts organizations. She teaches writing at the University of Michigan.

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