THIS EVENT HAS TAKEN PLACE AND IS RECORDED HERE AS AN HISTORICAL ARCHIVE.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE CONFERENCE 2000 "THE LEGACY LIVES ON ..IN BOOKS!"
The Nyumburu ("Nim - Boo- Roo") Cultural Center of the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland presents its First Annual African-American Literature Conference 2000 on Saturday, February 19, 2000 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. In celebration of African-American History Month, the Nyumburu Cultural Center is hosting a one day conference featuring workshops, panel discussions, book readings, book signings, poetry reading and much more. Come out, meet and greet local and national authors, publishing company representatives, literary agents and more.
Enjoy Panel discussions like: "The Write Thing: How to Get Published" by Black Words, Inc., a Mystery Writers Guild featuring noted authors Blair Walker and Scott Haskins, "Love In Color .African-American Romance Writers" tell it all in a panel group sponsored by BET Publishing. Then check out: "What Brothers are Reading" and "What Sisters Are Checking Out!" featuring many of today's best local and national contemporary writers like Omar Tyree, Lori Bryant Woolridge, Tracy Grant and Bernadette Connor. This conference has something for everyone including poetry and spoken word sessions featuring poets like: Tonya Matthews, Kwasi Ramsey, Robbyne Kaamil and Lydia Okutoro. We will also have a workshop on how to start a book club hosted by the Ebony Eyes Book Club out of Pumphrey, Maryland.
There will be vendors on hand selling books and other materials. Authors will be available to sign your books and to talk about their works. There will be door prizes and giveaways throughout the day. The Nyumburu Cultural Center is located next to the Adele Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland College Park Campus. There is plenty of parking and the building is handicap accessible. For further information, please contact the Nyumburu Cultural Center at: (301) 314-7758 or Lauren Jones, Conference Coordinator, at (410) 655-6627.
Celebrate the legacy of African-American History and Culture in literature! This event is free and open to the public.