Marlanda Dekine-Sapient Soul

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About Marlanda Dekine-Sapient Soul

WHY PATREON?
I have chosen the solitary, expansive path of a writer, and it requires community. Recently, it occurred to me that I began holding workshop spaces while in undergrad at Furman University 14 years ago. I was led by passion, not expertise. I desire to perfect while I reject perfectionism, so I have never ceased to write. Even while working as a social worker, I'd write, perform, and publish my work. It has never really been about whether the work was good enough. I compulsively write and share it.

In 2019, I took a leap and applied to attend New York University's MFA Writers' Workshop in Paris. I had never been outside of the United States. Hell, I had not been beyond Denver, Colorado. I was accepted, and I spent more than 50 days in France. I have always written deeply from personal experience, research and fieldwork. I constantly seek growth as a writer: engaging new places, people, and challenging myself to my next and next and next level as a carrier of the word.

When I originally began my Patreon account, I stated:

"It is time for me to dive into what restores, regenerates, confronts, and challenges. The artist. Listen to what James Baldwin says about "The Artist's Struggle For Integrity". Whew! I came to Patreon to share my process and to be held accountable by a tribe of creators & supporters. Now, it looks like you will have access to not only my process, but the powerful uncovering of the artist sitting within. Let's ride!"

Since COVID-19, I transferred to Converse College's Low-Residency MFA program, and I have been so grateful. I am a Black, Southern writer. I love digging at the root. I welcome you to walk alongside me on my journey.

We are indeed...riding. Or flying!

I am so thankful!

Peace and poetry,

Marlanda Dekine-Sapient Soul
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This community goal of 25 patrons allows me to complete my MFA residencies while actively engaging communities as a writer and creative.
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