The 2018 National Black Writers Conference will be held from March 22 to March 25 at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. The conference features panels, roundtable discussions, readings, film screenings, and workshops. This year’s theme is “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature.” The 2018 conference honorees include poet Kwame Dawes; fiction writers Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due, and Colson Whitehead; and nonfiction writers David Levering Lewis, Eugene B. Redmond, and Susan L. Taylor. The cost of the conference is $65 ($30 for students, faculty, and seniors). Onsite registration is also available for $35 for a single day or $80 for the full conference. Lodging is available at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge for a discounted rate. 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) 804-8883.