Black Women’s Arts Festival News – May 28, 2016

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Hello, friends and long-time supporters of the Black Women’s Arts Festival!

I am excited to report to you some news and updates, and invite you to stay in touch with us for the upcoming festivities! Read on…


  1. BWAF Philly 2016 – The 10th Black Women’s Arts Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th, at our primary venue, The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The hours this year will be 3:00pm-10:00pm.
  2. We’re very happy to announce that we are able to provide a modest stipend to performers and/or featured artists. Operative word: “modest”! But we are very pleased to be able to pay this year. More to come!
  3. We will soon be announcing Calls for Submissions information. But in the meantime, I am doing what I’ve always done – invite people as they cross my path in persun, and online. So far, the program includes: Rhetta Morgan (ceremonialist/singer), Juliannah Francina (painter/panelist), Tamara L. Xavier aka Moon Wisdom (dancer/choreographer), Briana Pray (children’s book author/panelist/dance instructor), Atiya Ola (raw/vegan food vendor), and more to be announced!
  4. We are no longer using our longtime URL anymore. We are now using the following links for contact and social networking:

Like us on Facebook:

Follow us on Twitter:

Subscribe to our official email list by sending a blank email to:

Our official email list is a Yahoo Group, which you can visit at:

Remember, that the BWAF is an inclusive community event. All respectful persuns are welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there, and stay in touch for more details!

In art and community,

Cassendre Xavier

Founder & Executive Director

Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003)

[Pictured: Official logo of the Black Women’s Arts Festival.]




About cassendre

aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls “renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur” (musician/writer/actress/fine artist) Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). Visit:
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