Black Writers Weekend

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We are two weeks away from Black Writers Weekend & Lit Crawl! Are you as excited as we are? Lit Crawl is a unique event that allows readers and aspiring creatives to connect with their favorites from literature to film.


Saturday, June 8, 2019

    • 11:00am-7:00pm LitCrawl (various locations)
      • 12:00pm-6: 00 pm | Urban eBook Fair | Features a dozen authors at Annex Bookstore, For Keeps Books, & HQ Auburn
      • 1:00pm-3: 00 pm | Wine & Writing | Wine and candid conversations with Tamika Newhouse, moderated by Michael Gillespie at Annex Bookstore
      • 3:00pm-5: 00 pm | Trap Diaries | Features your favorite legendary urban fiction authors such as Erick S. Gray, T. Styles, Sevyn McCray, and Danielle Santiago at Annex Bookstore
      • 5:00pm-7: 00 pm | Love Is... | features your favorite romance writers such as Daaimah S. Poole, Briana Cole, Dr. Alduan Tartt, Shanora Williams, and Candice Dow, moderated by Brittany Miller at Annex Bookstore.
    • 7:30 pm Urban Legends Gathering
    • 10:00 pm Urban Book Bash | 90s Edition

Sunday, June 9, 2019

  • 1:00 pm AAMBC Awards Live


As an attendee of Lit Crawl, you will have access to all Lit Crawl Panels as well as the Urban e-Book Fair and We Lit Social Mixer on that Friday.


Black Writers Weekend is a weekend full of unique opportunities to connect with creatives, authors, and the entertainment industry experts. With so many opportunities to network and learn, why limit yourself to one day? Here are a few events we encourage you to take part in:

  • DopeReads. Are you an author? Do you have your manuscript ready to go? Are you looking for a publisher? Or, are you just looking for expert advice? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to participate in Dope Reads. Dope Reads is a unique opportunity to learn and pitch. On Saturday, June 8th at 1:00 pm, the event begins with a panel discussion moderated by award-nominated author, Phoenix Williams. Following the discussion, the authors will complete a round of “speed dating” style pitching. To register for this event, click here .
  • PitchFest. Are you an aspiring screenwriter? Have an idea for the next big blockbuster? Not sure where to start in your film career? Do you have a script all dressed up with nowhere to go? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to participate in Pitch Fest. Pitch Fest gives creatives the unique opportunity to pitch their screenplays to film industry experts and receive advice and feedback on the project. To register for this event, click here .
  • Creative Con. Powered by literary enthusiasts, Creative Con bridges the gap between literary creatives and opportunities that will advance their careers. The best part, Creative Con, is free to the public. Click here to register. As an attendee, you also have the exclusive opportunity to receive a free on-site fifteen-minute brand audit and strategy meeting with Delphine Legacy Media. Spots are limited. Please click here to schedule your brand audit and strategy meeting.
  • Urban Legends Gathering. One of the things that make Black Writers Weekend unique is the opportunity for new and aspiring creative to have the chance to interact. In the past, attendees and vendors were able to speak with legends such as Nikki Giovanni, Terri Woods, Mary B. Morrison, and so many others. This year will be even better as we are having our first annual, Urban Legends Gathering. Have a seat at the table as we honor those that have paved the way for us in the entertainment industry. Click here for more information.
  • Urban Book Bash. We all know that after the show is the after party. And, what an after party it will be! We're taking it way back with our 90s themed Urban Book Bash! From 10:00 pm to sunrise, we will be celebrating at a private location. Click here for more information.

In two weeks, you will have the opportunity to learn, network, inspire, and be inspired. We look forward to seeing you there.

Pick up passes at Hotel Indigo Downtown

230 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30303

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