. . . You gave me . . . What you did not have, and I gave you . . . What I had to give—together, we made . . . Something greater from the difference.


— Alberto Rios, Poet, “When Giving Is All We Have

The Journal of Expressive Writing is more than a publication. We aim to be an engaged and supportive community of writers and listeners. Giving our focused attention to each other’s voices, stories, and writing is a generous, necessary act of humanity, repair, and celebration.

Each month, the Journal OPEN MIC will open with a featured author, in addition to 15 reserved spots for writers to read their work. During the OPEN MIC, each writer will read for up to 3 minutes max. All events are FREE to attend and OPEN TO ALL, but you do need to Pre-Register. The Journal Open Mic is produced and hosted by Kelly DuMar.

Thursday, December 15, 2022
7:-8:30pm EST

Taté Walker

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Taté Walker is a Lakota citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. They are an award-winning Two Spirit storyteller for outlets like The Nation, Pipe Wrench, Everyday Feminism, Native Peoples, Indian Country Today, Subaru’s Drive” magazine, Apartment Therapy, and ANMLY.


They are also featured in several anthologies, including FIERCE: Essays by and about Dauntless Women, South Dakota in Poems, W.W. Norton's Everyone's an Author, The Languages of Our Love: An Indigenous Love and Sex Anthology (forthcoming 2022, Abalone Mountain Press), and Ethical Eating: Conversations, Conflicts, Commitments (forthcoming 2023, New York University Press).


Taté recently released their first full-length, illustrated poetry book, The Trickster Riots (Abalone Mountain Press, 2022). Purchasing through this link supports the Indigenous/Latinx-owned local bookshop in Phoenix)


Learn more at jtatewalker.com