Troy Posted March 5, 2010 Report Share Posted March 5, 2010 Welcome TheCenter for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY Presents TheTenth National Black Writers' Conference Programand Activities TheConference will be held at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, unless otherwiseindicated Toni MorrisonNobel Prize-Winning Author Honorary Chair Thursday, March 25, 2010 Re-Envisioning Our Lives ThroughLiterature Writing & Literature Workshops forElementary, Middle-School and High-School Students 9:00 a.m. to 11:30a.m. Elementary School Program Cheryl and Wade Hudson, Zetta Elliot,and Tony Medina Sponsored by Just Us Books 1:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m. Middle-School Writing Workshop TonyaHegamin High-School Program Tara Betts, John Murillo, and AbiodunOyewole, Featured Poets High-School Writing Workshop Sponsoredby PEN American Center 4:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m. Elders Workshop Presentation(Medgar Evers College) Donna Hill, Moderator 4:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m. Off-Site Event: Spoken Word PoetryCafé Staceyann Chin and Willie Perdomo,Featured Poets Location: BrooklynPublic LibraryCentralLibrary 10 Grand ArmyPlaza Brooklyn, NY11238 718-230-2100 Conference Papers on Toni Morrison,Amiri Baraka, Kamau Brathwaite, and John Oliver Killens Medgar Evers College Mary Pinkett Lecture Hall, Student Services Building, S122 9:30 a.m. to 10:45a.m. “The Resurrection of Memory in theWorks of Toni Morrison” RobinFord, Moderator 12:30 p.m. to 1:45p.m. “Music as Language in African AmericanTexts” EmmanuelaMaurice, Moderator 2:00 p.m. to 3:15p.m. “The Legacy of John Oliver Killens” TBA,Moderator 3:30 p.m. to 4:45p.m. “The Politics of Language” BakarWilson, Moderator 5:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m. Presentation of Student Play Fanon,Founders Auditorium Featuring Students at Medgar EversCollege, Written by Prof. Delridge Hunter 5:00 p.m. VIP OpeningReception President’sConference Center (Medgar Evers College, Rm. 1008) Sponsoredby the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated 7:00 p.m. OfficialConference Opening: AConversation with Kamau Brathwaite and Welcome to South End Press Supported by Black BrooklynRenaissance in Partnership with the BrooklynArts Council and the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation TerrieM. Williams, Mistress of Ceremonies Thomas Sayers Ellis, Introduction ofKamau Brathwaite Founders Auditorium, Medgar EversCollege, CUNY Friday, March 26, 2010 LeroyBaylor, Master of Ceremonies 10:00 a.m. to 11:30a.m. “The Black Writer as LiteraryActivist” Patrick Oliver, Kalamu Ya Salaam,Dorothea Smartt, and Frank Wilderson III Louis Reyes Rivera, Moderator 12:00 p.m. to 1:30p.m. “Politics and Satire in the Literatureof Black Writers” Herb Boyd, Thomas Bradshaw, Charles D.Ellison, and Major Owens Obery M. Hendricks, Moderator 2:00 p.m. to 3:30p.m. “Shifting Identities: The Black Writerin the African Diaspora” Edwidge Danticat, Courttia Newland,Colin Channer, and Carole Boyce Davies Jacqueline Brice-Finch, Moderator 4:00 p.m. to 5:30p.m. “Black Writers Reconstructing theMaster Narrative” Catherine Acholonu, John F. Baker Jr.,Breena Clarke, and Betty DeRamus Pamela Newkirk, Moderator 6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m. Tribute to Toni Cade Bambara Malaika Adero, Hattie Gossett, FarahJasmine Griffin, Linda Holmes, Louis Massiah, Eugene Redmond, Eleanor Traylor,Cheryl Wall, Kalamu Ya Salaam, Sonia Sanchez Sponsored by The Links, Incorporated 8:30 p.m. Off-Site Event:TheNational Black Writers’ Conference Concert PresentsTalib Kweli, Gary Bartz, anda Very Special Surprise Guest Producedby Jill Newman Productions Location:Littlefield, Brooklyn, NYC Doors Open: 8:30 p.m.; Concert: 9:30p.m. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at thedoor For Tickets, visit http://www.littlefieldnyc.com Jill Newman Productions 917-561-6056, http://www.jillnewmanproductions.com Saturday, March 27, 2010 KyraGaunt, Mistress of Ceremonies 10:00 a.m. to 11:30a.m. “The Impact of Hip-Hop and PopularCulture in the Literature of Black Writers” Steven C. Fullwood, Felicia Pride, andTouré Karen Hunter, Moderator 12:00 p.m. to 1:30p.m. “The Impact of the Internet: Blogging,Publishing and Writing” Grace Ali, Nick Charles, Troy Johnson,and April Silver Esther Armah, Moderator 2:00 p.m. to 3:30p.m. “Literary Encounters: East MeetsWest—A Dialogue” Meena Alexander, Marina Budhos,Shelley Eversley, and M G Vassinji Margaret Cox, Moderator 4:00 p.m. to 5:30p.m. *“The Impact of War & NaturalDisasters in Literature by Black Writers” Chris Abani, Phyllis Montana LeBlanc,James McBride, and Maaza Mengiste 5:30 p.m. to 6:00p.m. Kevin Powell – Featured Speaker “Black Writers Creating Memories andLighting the Way” Readings TheNational Black Writers’ Conference Reading Series Is Sponsored by the AfricanAmerican Literature Book Club, the Brooklyn Literary Council andthe National Black Writers’ Conference 12:30 p.m. Colson Whitehead Sponsored by the National BlackWriters’ Conference 1:30 p.m. to 2:30p.m. Bernice McFadden, Rakesh Satyal, andTiphanie Yanique Sponsored by the Brooklyn LiteraryCouncil 3:00 p.m. to 4:00p.m. Allen B. Ballard, Victor LaValle, andDolen Perkins-Valdez Sponsored by the African AmericanLiterary Book Club 6:30 p.m. Off-Site Event:AwardsReception and VIP Reception Susan L.Taylor, Reception Emcee Honorees: ToniMorrison,Noble Prize-Winning Author and Honorary Chair, NBWC; AmiriBaraka,Poet, Essayist; Kamau Brathwaite, Poet, Cultural Historian andProfessor, New York University; and Dr. Edison O. Jackson, FormerPresident, Medgar Evers College, CUNY Location ARTCURIAN Gallery at Arthur BennettHall 22 Chapel Street Brooklyn, New York 11201 www.artcurian.org Tickets $75 To Purchase Tickets, visit AALBC.COM Sunday, March 28, 2010 GloriaJ. Browne-Marshall, Mistress of Ceremonies Talkshops 10:00 a.m. to 11:15a.m. Fiction: Tayari Jones **Poetry: Sonia Sanchez Book Reviews: Clarence V. Reynolds 11:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. Dramatic Writing: Thulani Davis Creative Nonfiction: TK Book Proposals: Krishan Trotman PanelDiscussions 12:30 p.m. to 2:00p.m. “Speculative Fiction: Fantasy, Horror,and the Supernatural in the Fiction of Black Writers” L.A. Banks, Michael Boatman, JewellParker Rhodes, and Cheo Tyehimba DaleAllender, Moderator 2:30 p.m. to 4:00p.m. *** “Restoring Community: BlackWriters Respond to the Environmental Crises” Majora Carter, Alixa and Naima(Climbing PoeTree), and Omar Ferilla 4:30 p.m. to 6:00p.m. “Editors, Agents, Writers, and Publisherson the Literature of Black Writers” Regina Brooks, Linda Duggins, ChrisJackson, and Johnny Temple Fred Beauford, Moderator *Sponsored by Con Edison **Poetry Talkshop is Sponsored by TheLinks, Incorporated ***Sponsored by Con Edison Brenda M. Greene, Ph.D. Conference Director; ExecutiveDirector, The Center for Black Literature Program Is Subject to Change. 2010 National Black Writers'Conference Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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