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 Afro-Surrealism, 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'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. 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 Afro-Surrealist fiction and is the African American Museum and Library at Oakland's current writer-in-residence, a program spearheaded by Museum Project Coordinator Ms. Veda Silva.

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