The 2017 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium was held on March 25 at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. This year’s symposium was a tribute to the legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. The program, “Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration,” featured reflections on Brooks’s life, a discussion of the impact and significance of her literary works, and presentations of and inspired by her writings. Participating writers included Cheryl Clarke, Haki R. Madhubuti, Marilyn Nelson, and Nicole Sealey. The conference was free for Medgar Evers College students, $5 for students, seniors, faculty members, and children, and $10 for general entry. Registration was available online and on-site, and was first come, first served. 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.