“Voices of Liberation and Resistance” the NBWC 2015 Biennial Symposium- Register NOW!


Saturday, March 28, 2015

The 2015 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium

Voices of Liberation and Resistance & Tribute to Danny Glover


Symposium: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

(Registration Opens at 9:30 AM)

Founders Auditorium – 1650 Bedford Avenue (Bedford Building)

Reception: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Admission for Symposium- [Does not include reception.]

General Donation: $10 

Student/ Senior/ Faculty (with ID): $5 

Free for Medgar Evers College, CUNY Students (with ID)

Evening Reception/ Fundraiser Donation: $30


Register/donate now at: nbwc2015.eventbrite.com or use the form below.

Readings and Panel Discussions: Bridgett M. Davis, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Jamal Joseph, Haki Madhubuti, Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr , Sapphire,  and Jacqueline Woodson

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View program here.

See bios of participants here.

For questions or concerns about registration please contact Shabazz Communications at
646. 396. 3800  or via email nbwc@shabazzcommunications.com.

Conference Theme:

The 2015 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium, “Voices of Liberation and Resistance,” will focus on the subject of activism, liberation, and resistance in the arts; with a special focus on film and literature. During the symposium, the Center for Black Literature will honor and pay tribute to the work of Danny Glover. Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Glover has dedicated himself to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity, and he has a record of addressing issues of economic development and poverty in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. We applaud his legacy of paving the way for Black actors and filmmakers to create a presence in the film industry and in supporting a tradition of social consciousness and resistance among fellow artists and writers.

Focusing on activism, liberation, and resistance in the arts, the 2015 NBWC Biennial Symposium explores this subject from different perspectives: film, literature, theater, and television and that provides an intergenerational perspective on the legacy of resistance and activism in the arts, with a special emphasis on how novelists, poets, playwrights, and screenwriters have addressed this subject through their work and through the roles they play.


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