Wild Seeds Writers Retreat

NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS: Applicants will be notified of acceptance on or after JUNE 15, 2019.

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, and the English Department at SUNY, Plattsburgh, presents the Wild Seeds Writers Retreat at the Valcour Inn and Boathouse on the picturesque western shore of Lake Champlain. Learn more.

Retreat Dates: Tuesday, July 16 – Saturday, July 20, 2019

NBWC Biennial Symposium

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The 2019 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium, “Playwrights and Screenwriters at the Crossroads,” was a forum for examining the trends and themes addressed by Black playwrights and filmmakers; showcased the work of Black playwrights and screenwriters; and paid tribute to Ntozake Shange, Obie Award-winning renowned poet, playwright, and novelist. Ifa Bayeza, playwright, producer, novelist, and sister of Ntozake Shange iwas the featured speaker.

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Your Center for Literature

Founded in 2003 and spearheaded by Brenda M. Greene, Ph.D., the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, builds on the tradition and legacy of the National Black Writers Conference that began in 1986.

The Center serves as a voice, mecca, and resource for Black writers and the general public to study the literature of people from the African Diaspora.

It is the only Center devoted to this in the country.

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