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The Center for Black Literature Presents the 16th National Black Writers Conference (Pre-Conference Event)
March 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmAttendance is free; advance registration is required; 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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John Oliver Killens Reading Series: “African Diasporic Conversations and Readings”
A NBWC2022 pre-conference event, this gathering spotlights accomplished authors who have just published new works! Collectively, our esteemed guests will share how their characters and narratives explore and embody the themes of family and relationships, as well as resilience and triumphs—all from varied points of view from the African diaspora.
Confirmed authors include:
*Kia Corthron (Moon And the Mars, Seven Stories Press, 2021)
*Louis Edwards (Ramadan Ramsey, Amistad, 2021)
*Courttia Newland (A River Called Time, Akashic Books, 2021)
*Nana Nkweti (Walking On Cowrie Shells, Graywolf Press, 2021)
This is a free, virtual pre-conference event. All are welcome. Register for this free event here.