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Summer '22 Logistics

Who: Black girls living in the Baltimore area (Please note that we don't institute an age limit because we encourage past participants to reapply. Most first-time applicants fall between ages 15-19.)  

What: Intensive, critical reading and writing workshops (with some self-love, self-inquiry, and yoga thrown in there)

Where: Baltimore City (exact location to be shared upon acceptance into the program)

When: June 24 - 26 (relationship-building retreat)

Sunday afternoons, July 10 - August 14 (reading workshops + yoga)

Select weekday evenings (writing + supplemental workshops)

Why: To tell the truth about Black girls; to expedite a shift in consciousness; to have a safe space within which to create; to build critical reading, writing and thinking skills; to fill the intellectual and creative gaps often produced by summer break; to cry when an author explains your life to you and all this time you thought no one understood; to grow with and be inspired by other Black girls; to identify, claim and keep close things that nourish and sustain you; to live beyond your story and experiences; to honor your gifts and your weaknesses, too; to bring your shameful parts in out of exile to centerstage, where they can be tended to with empathy and care and thanked for their service, then bid farewell; to respect as holy the sacred journey through Black girlhood.

How: Vigorously, and with love

Deadline to apply: May 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Application requirements: Writing sample, interview, and participation in Planted in the Same Pot, our relationship-building retreat

Stipend + provisions: Participants can earn up to a $1,000 stipend for intentional completion of the program. Meals, personal libraries, writing supplies, iTunes gift cards and customized journals are provided

Core program expectations: Participants are expected to participate in a majority of the reading and writing workshops and to contribute to this year's end-of-summer production, a living museum featuring important Black woman authors and artists. Please note that parents and caregivers of participants under 18 must attend an information session in early June.

Keep in mind that you cannot save your application as a draft and return to it later. Please consider preparing your application offline and then copying and pasting your answers into the appropriate Google Form.


For your reference, application questions for first-time candidates are here.

Application questions for returning candidates are here.

Apply here if you are new to A Revolutionary Summer.

Apply here if you've attended A Revolutionary Summer in the past.


April 15, 2022

May 14, 2022

Week of May 22, 2022

Week of May 29, 2022

Week of June 12, 2022

June 24 - 26, 2022

July 3 - Aug 7, 2022

One weekday evening/week

Applications open

Applications close

New candidate interviews

Finalists notified of acceptance

Virtual welcome celebration

Mandatory relationship-building retreat

Sunday reading workshops

Virtual writing workshops and coaching sessions

(Dates TBD upon acceptance into the program)

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