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National Black Writers Conference 2003

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  • Djehuti Sundaka
    please forward and post for all those interested - you are invited to be a part of the oldest and largest conference of its kind National Black Writers
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 5, 2003
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      please forward and post for all those interested -
      you are invited to be a part of the oldest and largest conference of its
      kind
      National Black Writers Conference 2003
      "Literature as Access: Connecting to Ourselves,
      Our Communities, Our Histories"
      Wednesday, April 2
      through
      Saturday, April 5
      For Writers, Avid Readers, Scholars, Critics, Publishers, Literacy
      Advocates,
      and supporters of literature by African Americans & other peoples of
      African
      Ancestry!
      ---------------------------------------------------
      NBWC Conference Program
      http://www.stevenandalba.net/test/pre-1.html
      www.nbwc.org
      ---------------------------------------------------
      Wednesday, April 2
      "Literature as Propaganda: Reconsidering
      W.E.B. DuBois Souls of Black Folk"
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Books & Authors featuring Stanley Crouch and Playthell Benjamin
      Co-sponsored by The Studio Museum in Harlem
      Located at 144 125th Street (New York, NY)
      this pre-conference event is free and open to the public
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      Thursday, April 3
      "Everything But the Burden"
      6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      An Author Talk featuring Greg Tate and others
      Co-sponsored by The Institute of African American Affairs at New York
      University
      this pre-conference event is free and open to the pubic
      Friday, April 4
      (all events at Medgar Evers College Auditorium unless noted)
      FILM: “Emmett Till
      9:00 am - 10:45 am
      There will be a discussion after the film
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      ROUND TABLE: Conformity & Resistance: Writing for Film
      11:00 am -12:00 pm
      Panelists: Sam Pollard, Thulani Davis, Richard Wesley,
      dream hampton, Yvonne Welbon ~ Moderator: Clyde Taylor
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      READING: Emerging Voices: Writers on Their Work
      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
      Readers: Obery Hendricks, Ravi Howard, Nelly Rosario,
      Nicole Bailey Williams ~ Moderator: Marita Golden
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      Spoken Word/Hip-Hop Poetry Slam
      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
      MC: jessica Care moore
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      Official Conference Opening VIP Reception
      & Photo Exhibit (Dripping Ink: Light as a Feather: Heavy as Lead)
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Co-sponsored by African Voices
      Reception & Exhibit will be held at the Charles Evans Inniss Memorial
      Library, Medgar Evers College
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      "Reflections on Literature as Access"
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      A conversation with NBWC Honorary Chairs Elizabeth Nunez and Walter
      Mosley
      With a Special Tribute to John O. Killens (novelist and co-founder of
      NBWC)
      Saturday, April 5
      PANEL 1: The State of Black Literature
      10:00 am - 11:00 am
      Panelists: Keith Gilyard, Tina McElroy Ansa, Sonia Sanchez,
      Amiri Baraka, John Edgar Wideman ~ Moderator: Michael Dratcher
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      PANEL 2: Writing to Publish: Authors, Editors,
      and Agents on Contemporary Writing
      11:15 am - 12:45 pm
      Invited Panelists: Colin Channer, Tracey Sherrod, Donna Hill, Malaika
      Adero
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      ROUND TABLE 3: Writing Our Selves: Memoir
      11:15 am - 12:45 pm
      A conversation with Michael Eric Dyson
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      PANEL 4: Conformity and Resistance: Writing for Stage
      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Invited Panelists: Laurence Holder, Paul Carter Harrison,
      Eisa Davis, Marcia Leslie ~ Moderator: Woodie King, Jr.
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      ROUND TABLE 5: Saving Our Futures: Inspirational,
      Self-Help, and Motivational Books
      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Panelists: Terrie Williams, Herb Boyd, Patrik Henry Bass,
      Brooke Stephens, Queen Afua
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      ROUND TABLE 6: Voices of Conscience:
      Poets, Griots, and the Spoken Word
      4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Invited Panelists: Tony Medina, Toni Blackman, Tracy K. Smith,
      Linda Susan Jackson, Louis Reyes Rivera, Ras Baraka
      Moderator: Delridge Hunter
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      PANEL 7: It Takes a Village: The State of Children's Literature
      4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Panelists: Camille Yarbrough, Christopher Meyers,
      Cheryl Hudson, Walter Dean Myers ~ Moderator: Wade Hudson
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      WORKSHOPS
      (all workshops will be held at Medgar Evers College)
      Poetry Workshop
      Instructor: Quraysh Ali Lansana
      11:15 am - 12:45 pm
      Writing for Theater and Screen
      Instructor: Marcia Leslie
      11:15 pm - 12:45 pm
      Writing Children's Literature
      Instructor: Camille Yarbrough
      11:15 pm - 12:45 pm
      Preparing a Successful Book Proposal
      Instructor: Tracey Sherrod
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
      Fiction: The First Chapter
      Instructor: Donna Hill
      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Songwriting
      Instructor: Masauko Glyn Chipembere
      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Biography and Memoir
      Instructor: Quincy Troupe
      4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Registration Info
      Save on the regular registration fee and pre-register now. To
      pre-register,
      your http://www.stevenandalba.net/test/pdf/NBWCreg.pdf NBWC
      registration must by postmarked by Friday, March 21, 2003.
      Pre-registration will be closed after this date and then you must
      register at
      the conference. Those who wish to participate in a workshop should
      register
      early because space will be limited.
      GENERAL PUBLIC
      Pre-Registration: $35 (admits Fri & Sat.)
      On-Site Registration: $45 (admits Fri. & Sat.)
      On-Site Registration: $25 (for one day of your choice)
      COLLEGE STUDENTS (with valid id)
      Pre-Registration $15 (admits Fri & Sat.)
      On-Site Registration $20 (admits Fri & Sat.)
      Pre-Registration $10 (for one day of your choice)
      On-Site Registration $12 (for one day of your choice)
      WORKSHOPS
      Pre-Registration $20
      On-Site Registration $20
      To download a registration form, click here:
      http://www.stevenandalba.net/test/pdf/NBWCreg.pdf

      OR call 718.270.6983 to request one by regular mail
      - Frequently Asked Questions -
      How To Register for NBWC 2003
      Pre-registration: Through 3.21.03
      To receive a form, contact The Center for Literature at 718.270.6983
      or send an email to: inquiry@ nbwc.org
      (type "pre-registration" in the subject heading)
      Contact: Lisa Green or Najuma Burke
      On-site registration: Beginning March 22, 2003 until the day of
      conference
      Call 718.756.8501 or send an email to: inquiry@ nbwc.org
      (type "on-site registration" in the subject heading)
      Contact: Lisa Green or Najuma Burke
      Hotel & Travel Information
      NBWC has made official arrangements for a group rate at the New York
      Marriott
      Brooklyn Hotel
      (located in downtown Brooklyn). These rates are held until March 14. Be
      certain to make your arrangements before then to be sure you get the
      conference rates.
      New York Marriott Brooklyn is located at 333 Adams Street ~ Brooklyn, NY
      11201
      718.246.7000 or visit the hotel website at
      http://www.marriotthotels.com/nycbk
      For additional hotel and/or travel info, contact Jennifer Sparrow at
      718.270.4953
      How To Sign Up for the Spoken Word, Hip Hop, Poetry Slam
      Please inquire via email to lgreen@ mec.cuny.edu
      Type "spoken word/hip hop slam" in the subject heading; Space is very
      limited; NO phone calls please
      How To Be Considered for the Self-Published Writers' Fair
      Please inquire via email to inquiry@ nbwc.org

      Type "self published writer" in the subject heading; Space is very
      limited;
      NO phone calls please!
      How To Vend at NBWC 2003
      Call 718.756.8501 to request a vendor's application (space is limited)
      Contact: Cherise Kelly
      How To Advertise in the NBWC Program Journal
      Call 718.756.8501 for information and ad rates
      Contact: Mr. J Higgins
      If You're Interested in Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
      Call The Center for Black Literature at 718.270.6976
      Contact: Dr. Brenda M. Greene
      Press & Media Inquiries Are Directed To
      AKILA WORKSONGS Public Relations
      718.756.8501 or
      pr.media@ akilaworksongs.com
      Contact: April Silver or Maeshay Lewis
      If you have a question about an item not listed here,
      please contact The Center for Black Literature
      at 718.270.6976 or inquiry@ nbwc.org
      NBWC 2003 is presented by The Center for Black Literature at Medgar
      Evers
      College (CUNY)
      Major Sponsor: Office of Academic Affairs, The City University of New
      York
      Co-Sponsors: Institute of African American Affairs, New York University;

      the Eugene B. Redmond Writers Group; The Studio Museum in Harlem; and
      African
      Voices
      Conference Executive Director, Dr. Brenda M. Greene
      Conference Events Manager/Publicist, April R. Silver; Conference Events
      Coordinator, Steven Nardi
      *** MEDIA ALERT ***
      The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College (CUNY)
      is pleased to sponsor the "National Black Writers Series: Writers on
      Writing"
      radio program.
      Airing Sundays at 3:00 pm on 91.5 FM (WYNE), the series features African

      American writers
      discussing and reading their work. Brenda M. Greene, NBWC Conference
      Executive Director and
      Professor of English at Medgar Evers College, serves as the show's host.
      The
      program will air each
      week through March 30, one week before the conference.
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