This from an email sent out by SAJA:
SAWCC’s [South Asian Women’s Creative Collective] very own writing workshop, Brown Eyed Girls [BEG], will be recommencing in mid-September. BEG was created in spring 2002, in response to the needs of the SAWCC’s literary membership for a structured space within which to workshop pieces and receive critical feedback. Fiction and creative non-fiction writers of ALL experience levels are welcome (we do not workshop poetry). All we ask is that you provide the time and commitment to contribute as an active workshop member. Each meeting will last approximately two hours, during which two submissions will be critiqued. Our meetings are usually conducted on Sundays in a space in Manhattan [exact time & location TBA].
The only eligibility requirements for the workshop are that the participant be a South Asian woman, and that she subscribe to the SAWCC listserv.
In order to apply, we ask that you email us the following by September 15th: A short paragraph outlining your reasons for wanting to join BEG, your background as a writer, what you hope to achieve by joining the workshop, and any other information you deem relevant.
 A writing sample of 6 pages or less [Word format]
Please email all submissions to: email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please contact Beena Ahmad, BEG facilitator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.