Winners of the NBWC Poetry Cafe Auditions TBA!

15th National Black Writers Conference Poetry Café
Auditions! Auditions! Auditions!

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (subject to change)


 Winners to be announced!

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Edison O. Jackson Auditorium (EOJ)
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1638 Bedford Avenue

(Academic Building 1)
Brooklyn, NY 11225

This is a New Talent event.
No artists with books printed by mainstream publishing houses.
Criteria: Originality, Performance, and Content

Monologues welcomed.


RSVP’s for live auditions must be made by: JAN. 26, 2020

The FIRST 10 artists to Sign-up and audition will get
a FREE pass to attend the NBWC.



  • Walk-ins accepted until all slots are filled or by 7 PM. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Poetry and monologues should be no more than 3 min. Please respect the clock.
  • Selected poets from the auditions will perform at the following event during the National Black Writers Conference:

NBWC Poetry Café
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn, NY 11228

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Directions: 2, 3, 4, & 5 trains to Franklin Ave. Station, BKNY

Questions should be directed to Wendy Robinson at