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The Center for Black Literature Presents the 16th National Black Writers Conference (Day 3 of 4)
April 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 8:30 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 Three of the National Black Writers Conference, enjoy three roundtable discussions and one summitt keynote.
Day Three Day Host: TBA
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET | Roundtable: “Between the World and Me: The Social Responsibility of the Black Writer” | Speakers: Edwidge Danticat, Marc Lamont Hill, Morgan Jerkins, and Peniel E. Joseph
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET | Roundtable: “The Souls of Black Folk: Telling Our Stories” | Speakers: Jelani Cobb, Marlon James, Maaza Mengiste, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, And Dolen Perkins-Valdez | Moderator: Erica Buddington
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET | Roundtable: “Afrofuturism: Octavia Tried to Tell Us” | Speakers: Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due, and Sheree Renée Thomas | Moderator: Jewelle Gomez
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET | Summit Keynote featuring NBWC2022 Honorees Herb Boyd, Tracy K. Smith, and Jacqueline Woodson With Guest Speaker Marita Golden | Moderator: Farah Jasmine Griffin
For more details about Day Three, visit www.centerforblackliterature.org.
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