The theme of the 14th National Black Writers (NBWC) “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature” acknowledges our concern about the recent, and still continued, issues of social inequality and injustices that challenge us and builds on the legacy of healing through activism. This timely theme centers on the ways in which Black writers use their writing to explore and convey messages that heal and restore our individual selves and collective community. Through invigorating panel discussions and roundtable conversations, author readings, film screenings, workshops, and performances, writers, scholars, literary professionals, students and the general public will convene over four days to discuss issues related to the conference theme, to examine the state of literature produced by Black writers, to listen to writers read from their work and to attend writers’ workshops.
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