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Virtuous Con Launches New Writers Workshop Series For Aspiring Creators

[Via Press Release]

Virtuous Con the virtual comic book, fantasy, and sci-fi convention, announced they have partnered with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing on a special project for writers called The Virtuous Con Summer Writing Workshop Series. This unique virtual program expands on the success of the Virtuous Con 2021 Juneteenth Master Class Series and their 2022 virtual convention in February. For this summer program, founder and award-winning writer Cerece Rennie Murphy assembled nine prominent African-American writers in fiction, comics, screenwriting, and film to offer aspiring writers an intimate learning experience to challenge creators to create with courage.

The virtual series will feature eight live weekly 2-hour workshops featuring award-winning and best-selling authors, Beverly Jenkins, L. Penelope, Ines Johnson, and Minister Faust, ground-breaking comic creators Greg Burnham, Regine Sawyer, and Micheline Hess, and pioneer novelists and screenwriters Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes.

Jenkins, both a Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award winner and an NAACP Image Award in Literature nominee, will launch the series on July 6th with “Plot Characters and Setting for Fiction Writers.”

Murphy, an award-winning novelist who created the Virtuous Con brand during the pandemic, is thrilled to be able to help teach other writers how to hone their craft. “I’m so excited that KDP is a partner in helping us bring such an incredible collection of talent across mediums together to inspire and empower the next generation of BIPOC creators”, Murphy says.

The Virtuous Con Summer Writing Workshop Series runs from July 6, 2022, to August 3rd, 2022, and tickets are available through their website at

A special discount is available for Virtuous Con Patreon subscribers.

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Virtuous Con is an entertainment company created by Award-Winning Author Cerece Rennie Murphy that produces and hosts virtual venues as a vehicle for independent science fiction, fantasy, and comics creators to grow an audience for their work. Each venue creates an authentic experience for attendees for vendors to interact live with attendees about their products and live panel rooms to interact in real-time discussions. Murphy created Virtuous Con out of a need to help many of her creative colleagues and friends whose businesses were adversely affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns. Especially BIPOC creatives.


For authors around the world, sharing their story with readers is a lifelong dream. In 2007, Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) to make it easier for authors to fulfill that dream. The availability of independent publishing has resulted in a more robust and diverse set of voices telling their stories and then making those stories available to more readers than ever before. In 2021, authors earned more than $450 million from the Kindle Direct Publishing Select Global Fund, totaling more than $1.9 billion since the launch of Kindle Unlimited. Thousands of independent authors earned more than $50,000 in royalties in 2021, with more than two thousand surpassing $100,000 in royalties.


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