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a retreat for bipoc poets, organizers, and movement workers


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 $30,000 for the organizations leading our movements for liberation, justice, and survival.


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 next retreat will be held in 2024.

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.


We depend on community support to make our retreat, book fair, and other events possible. Click below to make a tax-deductible, online contribution and support our work to build a more vibrant, creative, nourishing movement!

Brew & Forge is fiscally sponsored by the Peace Development Fund (PDF), a 501(c)3 public foundation. 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

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