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The Eleventh National Black Writers Conference
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online Registration for the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference
The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers
Thursday, March 29, 2012 – Sunday, April 1, 2012
DAY 1 – Thursday, March 29 – Youth Program, Call for Papers Presentations, and Poetry Café (this event is off-site)
DAY 2 – Friday, March 30 – NBWC Film Series, Elders Program, and Official Conference Opening, with featured speaker and honored guest, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
DAY 3 - Saturday, March 31 - NBWC Reading Series, Panel Discussions, Tribute & Awards and VIP Reception
DAY 4 – Sunday, April 1– Talkshops and Panel Discussions
2012 NBWC Honorees
Ishmael Reed – John Oliver Killens Lifetime Achievement Award
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o – W. E. B. Du Bois Award
Nikki Giovanni - Gwendolyn Brooks Award
Dr. Howard Dodson – Ida B. Wells Institutional Leadership Award
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Click to view a list of highlights, special and pre-conference events.
For more information visit: http://aalbc.it/nbwc2012
If you have any inquiries about your pre-registration status contact:
Thysha M. Shabazz
NBWC Registration Coordinator
Shabazz Communications, Inc.
646.410.0246 main office
When & Where
Center for Black Literature at Medgar Edvers College
The National Black Writers' Conference, first presented in 1986 as a result of the visionary leadership of the late John O. Killens. Past Honorary Chairs have included the likes of, Toni Morrison, Susan L. Taylor, Merlie Evers–Williams, widow of the slain civil rights leader. Black writers come from throughout America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa to participate in panel discussions, roundtables, author readings and storytelling. The National Black Writers' Conference examines the historical representation of the literature of Black writers and the representation of new and future directions for contemporary and emerging literary voices.
The National Black Writers' Conference is a conference dedicated to the exploration of "emerging themes, trends and issues in Black American literature." It is hosted by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY and attracts writers, scholars, editors, agents, faculty, students and the general public. The National Black Writers' Conference has addressed the themes of stereotypes in Black literature, the direction of Black literature, the renaissance in Black literature, access and expanding conversations on race, identity, history and genre. Each conference has built upon the previous one celebrating outstanding Black writers through the world.