Obery M. Hendricks, Jr. , Karla FC Holloway, Center for Black Literature, community conversation, rebroadcast, Black Writers Conference
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr. and Karla FC Holloway

The four-day National Black Writers Conference, hosted by the Center for Black Literature, in March was a groundbreaking success with an unprecedented number of high-profile writers, including Image Award winners, NYT best-sellers and poet laureates, including EDWIDGE DANTICAT, JELANI COBB, TRACY K. SMITH, MARC LAMONT HILL, MARITA GOLDEN, IBRAM X. KENDI, NIKKY FINNEY and KAREN HUNTER, just to name a few!

The virtual event sparked several important conversations rarely discussed in this sort of intimate setting surrounding black literature and social justice. So, CBL will keep the momentum going with a rebroadcast for those who missed it the first time, and an opportunity for those who were present in March to continue the conversation.

On Saturday (MAY 14), CBL will present a FREE virtual (Zoom) rebroadcast of key highlights of the conference, followed by a live roundtable discussion, featuring Karla FC Holloway, a professor of English and Law at Duke University; and social activist Obery M. Hendricks Jr., who is a visiting research scholar at Columbia University.

May 14 Schedule

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET – The 16th National Black Writers Conference Highlights and Live Interactive Community Conversations will be facilitated by the Center for Black Literature team: Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Clarence V. Reynolds, Amber Magruder, and April R. Silver.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET – A Live Roundtable Discussion with Karla FC Holloway (pictured below, top) and Obery M. Hendricks Jr. (pictured below, bottom).

For more information and to register, go here.


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