on August 30th, 2006 at 03:16 am
I think a mentor program to encourage young writers OF ANY COLOR is a wonderful idea.
There are already wonderful programs and online avenues to assist and mentor would-be writers of any color, age, or culture.
As soon as you start to separate the "would-be writers of color" from the "would-be writers", you open up a Pandora's Box.
As a person of color, I sure as hell don't want someone to offer to mentor me just because I'm a would-be SFF writer of color.