Rochelle Spencer

the Bay Bridge at night

Welcome! This is the official website of Rochelle Spencer, a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer focused on AfroSurrealism, stories by and about people of color, and female empowerment.

Rochelle is co-editor of All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women Writers of Color, an acclaimed anthology published by University of Wisconsin Press. Novelist Junot Diàz hails it as "electrifying and absolutely necessary." Rochelle is co-editing a second anthology, STEAM: Women on the Intersections of Science and Art, with Professor Jina Ortiz and writer and engineer Manjula Menon.

Rochelle's work also appears in several publications including Poets and Writers, Callaloo, The African American Review, Publishers Weekly, The Rumpus, Mosaic Literary Magazine, Solstice, The East Bay Review, The Carbon Culture Review, and the Crab Creek Review. She is included in the Nasty Women Poets anthology and an excerpt from her novella The Rat People has just been published by The Fantasist. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Rochelle is the founder of the AfroSurreal Writers Workshop, a former Board Member of the Hurston-Wright Foundation and a member of the Wintergreen Writers Collective and the National Book Critics Circle. Rochelle is currently completing a dissertation on AfroSurrealism


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