Rescheduled Youth Day Literacy Program: 14th National Black Writers Conference


Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy and Activism in Black Literature



Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Founders Auditorium
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