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 Spencer is author of AfroSurrealism: The African Diaspora's Surrealist Fiction (Routledge, 2019), co-editor, of All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2018), and a co-curator of the Let's Play exhibition and Oakland's Digital Literature Garden. Rochelle's work appears in Mosaic, Solstice, Poets and Writers, Callaloo, The African American Review, The Los Angeles Review, The Crab Creek Review (which nominated her for an Editor's Choice award and a Pushcart Prize), Publishers Weekly, The New York Times, Cosmonauts Avenue, Eleven Eleven, Empty Mirror Cake Train, Art Practical, The Miami Rail, Easy Street, The East Bay Review, The Carbon Culture Review, The Fantasist, Calyx, Lunch Ticket, VIDA, The Gay and Lesbian Review, The Women's Review of Books, The Institute for the Future, The Encyclopedia of Hip Hop, The Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers, AICAD, and is forthcoming in Arts.Black and the Women=Books Blog.

Rochelle currently teaches at San Jose State University and has taught at Spelman College, Georgia Southern University, LaGuardia Community College, Laney College, New York University, and the College of New Rochelle.


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