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The 2013 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium will be held on March 30 at Medgar Evers College in New York City. The daylong event features readings, panels, roundtable discussions, and films that pay tribute to the life and works of writer and social activist Toni Cade Bambara. Participating writers include poets Sonia Sanchez and Eugene B. Redmond; literary critics Keith Gilyard, Linda Janet Holmes, and Cheryl Wall; and editor Malaika Adero. The keynote speaker is creative nonfiction writer Farah Jasmine Griffin. The cost of the conference is $10 ($5 for students, faculty, and seniors), with a suggested $30 donation to attend the closing reception. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.
National Black Writers Conference, Center for Black Literature, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. (718) 270-4811.