Books, Banter, Badinage, Brooklyn: talking about the Literature of the African Diaspora
I’m pleased and honored to be participating in the
13th NATIONAL BLACK WRITERS CONFERENCE
WRITING RACE, EMBRACING DIFFERENCE
Thursday, March 31 – Sunday, April 3, 2016
on the campus of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. NY
presented by The Center for Black Literature
The mission of the Center for Black Literature is to expand, broaden, and enrich the public’s knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of the value of Black literature. This upcoming national conference will do just that. There are four full days of events featuring writers discussing their work, their lives and the issues that are relevant to contemporary life and the African peoples’ presence.
Former Poet Laureate, Rita Dove is Honorary Chair of the conference and Edwidge Danticat, Woodie King Jr., Michael Eric Dyson & Charles Johnson are 2016 NBWC HONOREES
I’ll be part of a panel with Coe Booth, D. Watkins and Michael Datcher discussing: Shaping Memories: The Odyssey to Adulthood, Sunday, April 3rd 3:00p – 4:15pm.
We’ll be discussing our work and the themes and moral values that inform the often fraught journey from youth to adulthood for young people of African descent in the Americas.
To register and to see the complete schedule, link here:
http://bit.ly/1LS1jwb – link here for a complete list of writers participating in the 13th National Black Writers Conference.