Wild Seeds Writers Retreat

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

NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Summer 2019: Dates for the Wild Seeds Writers Winter Retreat will be announced Fall 2019. [Location: Brooklyn, NY] Learn more.

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

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 was 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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