NBWC: A Moment With Legends

The 10th annual National Black Writers' Conference held at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York came to an end on March 28. The four day conference that opened on March 25, was founded by the late John Oliver Killens, who believed in bringing Black writers together annually  to discuss the  professional issues and challenges that they  face. The conference was filled with readings, workshops, forums and special tributes to writers, such as novelist, poet and essayist Toni Cade Bambara. Among the writers who participated were Sonia Sanchez, James McBride, Thulani Davis, Haitian-born Edwidge Danticat and Nigerian writer Chris Abani. Read more: 40 Boundary Breaking Black Women 40th Anniversary Portfolio: Our 40 Favorite Poets


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