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The Center for Black Literature Presents the 16th National Black Writers Conference (Day 4 of 4)
April 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 6:30 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 Four of the National Black Writers Conference, enjoy talkshops, roundtable discussions, and the awards program.
Day Four Hosts: Mo Beasley and Lurie Daniel-Favors
11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
*Publishing Talkshop with Monique Patterson (VP, editorial director, acquisitions, St. Martin’s Press/McMillan), and Stacey Barney (associate publisher, Penguin Random House)
*Memoir Talkshop with Bernice L. McFadden (author of First Born Girls) and Elle Johnson (author of The Officer’s Daughter; screenwriter of Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madame C.J. Walker)
*Fiction Talkshop with Brian W. Smith (author and adjunct professor of creative writing) and Victor McGlothin (screenwriter and author of My Father’s Son)
*Young Adult Literature Talkshop with Tony Medina (poet and young adult author of Follow-up Letters to Santa from Kids Who Never Got a Response)
*Poetry Talkshop with Keisha-Gaye Anderson (poet and author of Gathering the Waters, Everything Is Necessary, and A Spell for Living)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET | Roundtable: “Nobody Knows My Name: Race Relations in Black Literature” | Speakers: Ladee Hubbard, Ibram X. Kendi And Maurice Carlos Ruffin | Moderator: Karen Hunter
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET | Roundtable: “Making a Way Out of No Way: Healing the Community” | Speakers: Monica Coleman, Kiese Laymon, And Martha Southgate | Moderator: Thabiti Lewis
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET | Roundtable: “From the Margin to the Center: Gender, Sexuality, and Feminism in Black Literature” | Speakers: Speakers: Emily Bernard, Brittney Cooper, And Nicole Dennis-Benn | Moderator: Jervette Ward
For more details about Day Four, visit www.centerforblackliterature.org.
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