National Black Writers Conference 2014

The Twelfth National Black Writers Conference: Reconstructing the Master Narrative
Sponsored by the Center for Black Literature

Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Thursday, March 27, 2014 to Sunday, March 30, 2014

Honorary Chair
Myrlie Evers-Williams

2014 NBWC Honorees
Maryse Condé
Walter Mosley
Quincy Troupe
Derek Walcott
Alice Walker
Margaret Burroughs

National Black Writers Conference

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Panel Discussions, Roundtables, Readings
· Maintaining Cultural Legacies: The Black Arts and Umbra Movements
· Shifting Identities in Africa and the African Diaspora
· Reconstructing the Historical Narrative
· Race, Power, and Politics
· Saving Ourselves, Saving Our Communities
· The State of Publishing: A 2014 Odyssey
· Explorations into the Future: Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

Invited Participants
Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, N. K. Jemisin, Victor LaValle, Askia Toure, Robert Reid-Pharr, David Henderson, Ishmael Reed, Steve Canon, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Quincy Troupe, William Jelani Cobb, Marc Lamont Hill, Kevin Powell, Michelle Wallace, Touré, Michaela angela Davis, Tony Medina, Jessica Care Moore, Gillian Royes, Colin Channer, Joan Lester, Raquel Cepeda, Zakes Mda, Lawrence P. Jackson, Stephen L. Carter, Leonard Pitts Jr., John Edgar Widemen, Jeffrey Renard Allen, David Levering Lewis, Diane Glave, Kimberly N. Ruffin, Tracye Lynn McQuirter, Louret Savoy, Troy Johnson, Linda Duggins, Paul Coates, Akoto Ofori-Atta


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