The 2017 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium will be held on March 25 at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. This year’s symposium is a tribute to the legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. The program, “Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration,” features 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 include Cheryl Clarke, Haki R. Madhubuti, Marilyn Nelson, and Nicole Sealey. The conference is free for Medgar Evers College students, $5 for students, seniors, faculty members, and children, and $10 for general entry. Registration is available online and on-site, and is 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.