14th National Black Writers Conference: “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature”

Brooklyn, New York, United States


Details
Mar 22 - Mar 25, 2018

Conference

SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Clarence Reynolds
PHONE: 718-804-8883
EMAIL: writers@mec.cuny.edu
WEBSITE: www.centerforblackliterature.org

14th National Black Writers Conference: “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature” will be held March 22–25, 2018, at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.

14th National Black Writers Conference: “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature”

Medgar Evers College

1650 Bedford Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11225-2010

Email: writers@mec.cuny.edu

Website: www.centerforblackliterature.org

Date: March 22-25, 2018

Cost: General Donation: four days, $65 pre-registration; $30 students/seniors/faculty;

price goes up on-site.

Description: Honorary Co-Chair Dr. Myrlie Evers-Williams; Honorees: Steven Barnes, Kwame Dawes, Tananarive Due, David Levering Lewis, Susan L. Taylor, and Colson Whitehead. The theme of the 14th National Black Writers Conference: “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature” acknowledges our concern about the recent, and still continued, issues of social inequality and injustices that challenge us and builds on the legacy of healing through activism.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Dr. Myrlie Evers-Williams; Honorees: Steven Barnes, Kwame Dawes, Tananarive Due, David Levering Lewis, Susan L. Taylor, and Colson Whitehead


Genres

Poetry, Fiction


Location

Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn
New York, United States
11225-2010



Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

2017 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium

“Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration”

Medgar Evers College

1650 Bedford Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11225-2010

Email: writers@mec.cuny.edu

Website: www.centerforblackliterature.org

Date: March 25, 2017

Cost: General Donation: $10 in advance; ($5 for students with ID, faculty, and seniors); and

price goes up on-site.

Description: The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, will pay tribute to the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks. The “Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration” program will include reflections on Brooks’ life, a discussion of the impact and significance of her literary works, and dramatic presentations from and inspired by her passionate and vigorous works. Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, Cheryl Clarke, Angela Jackson, Marilyn Nelson, and Nicole Sealey are among the participants featured on the program.