Volunteer Sign-up for the 14th NBWC – March 2018

Attend the NBWC for FREE when selected to volunteer!


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 14th National Black Writers Conference. Please read and complete the information below.

Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(Between Crown and Montgomery Streets.)

Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, to Franklin Avenue and the S train to Brooklyn Botanic Garden


Volunteer Info.
Center for Black Literature 718-804-8883 / email: writers@mec.cuny.edu

Conference Logistics Coordinator –
Maēshay k. Lewis, Center for Black Literature- 718-804-8882/ e-mail: mlewis@mec.cuny.edu

The Center for Black Literature invites volunteers to assist the NBWC at the Medgar Evers College Campus on the following dates:

Day 1- Thursday, March 22 from 10:00 am – 9:30 pm (day times are tentative);

Day 2- Friday, March 23, from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm; on

Day 3- Saturday, March 24, from 9:00 am to 10:30 pm, and

Day 4- Sunday, March 25, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided by NBWC.


Volunteers are asked to commit a minimum of 8 hours over the 4 day conference in addition to orientation. (Most volunteer hours are scheduled in 4 hour blocks unless otherwise indicated.)

Attire: Black and White – business or business casual acceptable. No denim or mini –skirts. Please wear comfortable footwear.

You must attend at least one of the scheduled orientations before the conference and provide contact information for both day and evening hours. Dates are forthcoming and will be announced by early March 2018.

Volunteers will begin setting up between 8:00 am – 9:00 am in order to be ready by 10:00 am for the National Black Writers Conference. Morning Registration Team and Facilitators are required to be on-site one hour before scheduled events.

Volunteers must break down their tablespace (where assigned/ where applicable) and clear their area thirty minutes after closing on Thursday and Friday at 10:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 pm and Sunday at 6:30 pm. Please begin dismantling and cleaning your area in time to comply with this directive. [Times are subject to adjustment.]
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