The 2021 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium was held online on March 27. The symposium featured a keynote address, roundtable discussions, and dramatic readings. This year’s theme was “They Cried I Am: The Life and Work of Paule Marshall and John A. Williams.” Participating writers included poets Keith Gilyard and Ishmael Reed; nonfiction writers Carole Boyce-Davies, Maryemma Graham, Lawrence Jackson, Linda Villarosa, and Mary Helen Washington; poet and fiction writer Liza Jessie Peterson; and fiction and nonfiction writer Edwidge Danticat. The cost of the conference was $20 ($5 for students). Registration was rolling. Visit the website for more information.
National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium, Center for Black Literature, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225.