National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium 2017: “Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration”
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
2017 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium
“Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration”
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Symposium: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Registration Opens at 9:30 AM)
Founders Auditorium -Medgar Evers College, CUNY- 1650 Bedford Avenue (Bedford Building)
Reception: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. TBA
Admission for Symposium- [Does not include reception.]
General Donation: $10
Student/ Senior/ Faculty (with ID): $5
Free for Medgar Evers College, CUNY Students (with ID)
Evening Reception Donation: $30
The year 2017 marks the centennial of the birth of Gwendolyn Brooks, a lifelong chronicler of Black life in America who expressed Black experiences in America with her cool, courageous, artistic and politically charged poetry and prose. Brooks was also the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize and was poetry consultant to the Library of Congress. The author of the poetry collections Annie Allen and The Bean Eaters, and the novel Maud Martha, Gwendolyn Brooks claims an irrefutable place in our literary canon. In recognition of her life and works, the Center for Black Literature is proud to take part in the “Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration.
Spearheaded by Dr. Brenda M. Greene, the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College builds on the tradition and legacy of the National Black Writers Conference and serves as a voice, mecca, and resource for black writers and the general public to study the literature of people from the African Diaspora. It is the only Center devoted to this in the country.
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