14th NATIONAL BLACK WRITERS CONFERENCE
Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy and Activism in Black Literature
RESCHEDULED YOUTH DAY LITERACY PROGRAM
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Coordinated by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson, Just Us Books Inc.
Both Groups Convene Together
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome – Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson, authors and founders of Just Us Books Inc.
First and Second Graders convene in Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
9:50 AM – 10:20 AM Presentation, Cheryl Willis Hudson, author of My Friend Maya Loves to Dance and Songs I Love to Sing
10:25 AM – 11:05 Presentation, Wade Hudson, author of Jamal’s Busy Day and coeditor of the forthcoming title We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders remain in Founders Auditorium
9:50 AM – 10:20 AM Presentation, Calvin Alexander Ramsey, author of Ruth and the Green Book and Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend
10:25 AM – 11:00 AM Presentation, Nina Crews, author/illustrator of One Hot Summer Day and Seeing Into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright
First and Second Graders Rejoin Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders
11:15 AM – Noon Presentation, Jacqueline Woodson, author Brown Girl Dreaming, Feathers, and Last Summer with Maizon
12:05 PM – 12:15 PM Book giveaway & Wrap-up, including presenting books to students who answer questions