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The Center for Black Literature Presents the 16th National Black Writers Conference (Day 2 of 4)
March 31 at 11:00 am - 8:00 pmTickets must be purchased in advance; see description for more information
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College presents the 16th National Black Writers Conference, “The Beautiful Struggle: Black Writers Lighting the Way,” which will be held from March 30 to April 2, 2022.
The 16th NBWC will be presented virtually as a series of webinars and will examine the ways that texts by Black writers document struggle and persistence and light the ways for overcoming obstacles and surviving in a racially constructed society. The Conference will feature panel discussions, an opening keynote conversation, scholarly presentations on conference honorees, author readings, writing workshops, film screenings, and more. Honorees for the 16th NBWC are poet Tracy K. Smith, author Jacqueline Woodson, journalist Herb Boyd, and scholar Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Featured speakers include Edwidge Danticat, Tananarive Due, Kiese Laymon, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin among many others. For more information about the 16th NBWC Conference registration and the program schedule, visit www.centerforblackliterature.org.
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During Day Two of the National Black Writers Conference, enjoy scholarly presentations from writers who were selected from the Call for Papers. Day Two also features a special reading from CBL’s Writing Workshop for Elders, a poetry café, and a literary film discussion.
Day Two Evening Host: Patrick Oliver (Say It Loud! Readers and Writers)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm ET | Scholarly Presentations on NBWC2022 Honorees
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm ET | African American elder writers present the personal stories they crafted at the Dr. Edith Rock Writing Workshop for Elders | Moderator: Diane Richards of the Harlem Writers Guild
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm ET | Poetry Café | Co-Presenter: Brooklyn Public Library
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET | Literary Film Discussion | Co-Presenters: African Voices/Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival (Carolyn Butts, Founder) and ImageNation Sōl Cinema Café (Moikgansti Kgama, Founder)
For more details about Day Two, visit www.centerforblackliterature.org.
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