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The National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium
Mar 31 - Apr 1
A Celebration of Black Speculative Fiction
The Center for Black Literature presents the 2023 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium (NBWC2023): Diasporic Visions: A Celebration of Black Speculative Fiction
Friday, March 31, 2023 – Saturday, April 1, 2023
Medgar Evers College, CUNY | Brooklyn, New York
At NBWC2023, writers and scholars will discuss the genre’s history and themes, as well as emerging scholarship on the genre. Black speculative fiction encompasses and blurs the genres of magical realism, futurism, horror, fantasy, paranormal, and mythology. These imaginative stories, centered around the Black experience, enable writers to create alternative and futuristic worlds with narratives rooted in traditional beliefs and spirituality. This event will feature interactive roundtable discussions and opportunities for attendees to network.
This year, award-winning authors Sheree Renée Thomas and Jewell Parker Rhodes will receive the Octavia E. Butler Award.
MEC and CUNY students register for free! For more information, registration details, and more, please visit https://centerforblackliterature.org/nbwc-2023-program/