$65 – $700

2018 Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend (Readers)

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Harborside Hotel

6400 Oxon Hill Road

Oxon Hill, MD 20745

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Order tickets here! To register as an exhibiting author - go to https://vendorsforbarr2018.eventbrite.com

The Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend (BARR), held annually since 2012, is a two-day literary conference that offers readers the opportunity to meet and interact with new, emerging, and nationally recognized African American authors from all writing genres. BARR also promotes literacy thru panel discussions, workshops and speakers. It is an intimate and fun gathering that features 25-30 authors who share their experiences and sell their works.

Lolita Files, author, screenwriter, and producer, has been chosen as the 2018 keynote speaker. Among her six bestselling novels are book club favorites Scenes from a Sistah and Child of God. She also co-wrote the screen adaption of award-winning novelist/playwright/essayist/poet Pearl Cleage’s bestselling book, Babylon Sisters. Lolita’s sixth novel, sex.lies.murder.fame, was optioned for film.

Tina McElroy Ansa, novelist, publisher, filmmaker, teacher and journalist - but above all - storyteller and cultural icon, will be honored as the 2018 BARR Literary Legend of the Year. Ms. Ansa’s works includes Baby of the Family, Ugly Ways, You Know Better, and The Hand I Fan With.

Cherrie Woods, known as the “PR Guru” for independent authors, will kick off the conference on Friday afternoon at 1 pm with her 90-minute workshop "Promote Your Own Book". With over 750,000 books being published each year in the U.S., how does an author stand out above the rest? This workshop is for writers/authors at all stages in the writing process and will teach them how to increase their public profile and book sales. Attendees are encouraged to bring a printed copy of their books. There is a separate registration fee for this workshop.

Harborside is a very popular hotel located near National Harbor, MGM Grand and Tanger outlets, so please make your reservations TODAY at (301) 749-9400. The hotel offers free shuttle service to MGM and Tanger. Don't forget to request the BARR group rate.


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