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THE 2021 brew & forge book fair
Together, we raised $4000 for the Black Queer & Intersectional Collective!

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BREW & FORGE is an ongoing experiment in gathering writers, artists, organizers, and movement builders. Our mission is to amplify the collective power of writers to alchemize dreaming and build capacity in movements for liberation, justice, and survival. Taking to heart Gloria Anzaldúa and Cherrie Moraga’s assertion that change requires both “the witch and the warrior, the myth-smasher and the myth-maker,” Brew & Forge is a book fair, a lecture series, a retreat, and more.  


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Since 2016, we've mobilized over 200 authors to participate in our annual book fair and raised over $16k for the organizations leading our movements for liberation, justice, and survival.

BFLS with FANG and Brenda Shaughnessy 4.HEIC

The interdisciplinary Brew & Forge Lecture Series pairs writers and movement builders to speak on the future of our movements through the lens of action and the arts.


The Witches & Warriors retreat gathers 12 poets and organizers for three days of scheming, skill-sharing, and collective dreaming, with guidance from faculty mentors. Our inaugural retreat will be held in summer 2022.


Brew & Forge is fiscally sponsored by the Peace Development Fund (PDF), a 501(c)3 public foundation. Click below to make an tax-deductible, online contribution and support our work to build a more vibrant, creative, nourishing movement!


Support from individual community members helps us build long-term resilience while growing in right relationship with our people. As an emergent project led by three Asian American women artists and a devoted, majority-QTPOC volunteer committee, we rely on grassroots funding to make this work happen. Thank you for your support!

PDF will provide each donor with the appropriate tax receipt. If you prefer, please make checks out to Peace Development Fund and write Brew & Forge in the memo line.


Checks may be mailed to: 


Peace Development Fund

PO Box 1280

Amherst, MA 01004-1280