The 2018 National Black Writers Conference was held from March 22 to March 25 at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. The conference featured panels, roundtable discussions, readings, film screenings, and workshops. This year’s theme was “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature.” The 2018 conference honorees included 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 was $65 ($30 for students, faculty, and seniors). Onsite registration was also available for $35 for a single day or $80 for the full conference. Lodging was 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.