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Please donate to help our programming thrive. Our organization is entirely volunteer-run and relies on your generosity to bring you programming and help serve as an axis in the Arab-American/SWANA literary community.

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What We Need:

RAWI is the only national organization that provides mentoring, community, and support for Arab-American writers.

Despite the fact that Arab-American/SWANA voices continue to become more prominent, opportunities for us to share our experiences and insights, as well as to discuss the trajectory of Arab-American literature, is limited.  Therefore, RAWI’s programming, which includes community gathering opportunities, provides a rare opportunity to bring a large number of Arab-American/SWANA writers, artists, and scholars (and their readers and admirers) into the same space so we can engage in various dialogues otherwise unavailable to us.

Donated funds support:
  • student scholarships
  • workshops in different cities
  • workshop leaders in poetry, screenwriting, and prose
  • writing retreats
  • national & international readings
  • …and much more!
We are a 501 (c) (3) organization, so your donation is tax-deductible. 

This is important because…

When our government openly speaks about deporting us, silencing us, and stealing resources from our countries of origin, we fight back with art and language.