15th National Black Writers Conference
“Activism, Identity and Race: Playwrights and Screenwriters at the Crossroads”
Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2020
Each day unless otherwise indicated: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York (MEC, CUNY)
1650 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(Updated as of July 3, 2019)
The 15th National Black Writers Conference (NBWC): “Activism, Identity and Race: Playwrights and Screenwriters at the Crossroads,” March 26 – March 29, 2020, will continue conversations generated at the 2019 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium. Black playwrights, screenwriters, and filmmakers will examine contemporary trends in theater and film and the ways race, politics, and popular culture shape the plays and films produced.
Roundtable Discussions, Author Readings, Films, Workshops, and More
Invited participants include Dasan Ahanu, Sandra Adell, Keith Josef Adkins, Radha Blank, Kia Corthron, Donja R. Love, Dominique Morisseau, Walter Mosley, Angela Nissel, NSangou Njikam, Antoinette Nwandu, Liza Jessie Peterson, Richard Wesley, Shay Youngblood, Koko Zauditu-Selassie, and many other guests.
Upcoming information will be shared as follows
Vending Applications: August/September 2019
Registration Opens: September/October 2019- Rates TBA; MEC Students attend for FREE
Call for papers- Applications: November/ December 2019
Call for papers Announcement: February 2020
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There are many opportunities and ways to support the Fifteenth National Black Writers Conference (March 2020). Become a part of the growing number of contributors to this historic event.
Interested in becoming a Sponsor or Partner? Please contact:
Center for Black Literature: 718-804-8883
Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarence V. Reynolds, Director email@example.com, 718-804-8881
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NBWC Sponsorship Opportunities
| Monetary—Covers the
| Travel, lodging
Program— panels, workshops, readings
Public Relations—ads and publicity
Printing—program journal, posters, brochures
|Media||TV, print, radio, and Internet|
| Reception / Awards
|Catering, Gift bag items|
|Awards / Scholarships||Literary Awards, Essay Awards, and Book Scholarships|
All donations are exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501.3 of the Internal Revenue Code through the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (RFCUNY).
Current Sponsors Include:
Capitol One Bank, New York
The Office of Inez Barron, NYCC
The Office of Laurie Cumbo, NYCC
New-York Historical Society
Previous sponsors and partner include:
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