To center the stories of Black women

Our goal is to introduce a cohort of diverse writers to future generations – contemporary authors who are non-binary, queer, trans, and disabled. To address inequalities and improve communities through reading and reflecting on the works of Black women.



The Well-Read Black Girl community needs your help! Volunteer commitments can range anywhere from a few hours on Festival weekend to a year-round commitment. If you’re based in NYC and are looking for volunteer hours for work or school, we are happy to help.

Author Escort/Book Signing Assistance

  • Helping maintain traffic flow in the book signing area after the presentation

  • Preparing and manage author signing areas

  • Assisting with merchandise and sales if asked

Event Promoter

  • Delivering author information to different venues

  • Answering festival-related questions

Please complete the form below if you would like to volunteer or would like more information about opportunities.

NOTE: You must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer for the WRBG Festival

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