Day 2 – FILM SERIES & CONFERENCE OPENING – Friday, April 1- NBWC 2016

13th National Black Writers Conference

Thursday, March 31 – Sunday, April 3, 2015

Note: Program participants and schedule are subject to change.

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DAY 2 – FILM SERIES & CONFERENCE OPENING

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016

DAY: 2016 NBWC FILM PROGRAM PRESENTED BY AFRICAN VOICES/REEL SISTERS
Visit them online at africanvoices.com

NBWC Film Series
Founders Auditorium
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225

11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Featured Films

“The Long Night” by Woodie King Jr. (1976, 90 minutes; 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.; panel, 12:30–1:15 p.m.)
One night in the life of a young boy on the street, encountering the denizens of mid-1970s Harlem and commenting on the life of an American family.

“August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand” by Sam Pollard (2015; 1:30 p.m.– 3 p.m.; panel, 3-3:45 p.m.)
This documentary focuses on August Wilson, the most prolific playwright of the last half of the 20th century. It features Unprecedented access to Wilson’s theatrical archives, rarely seen interviews and new dramatic readings that bring to life his seminal 10-play cycle chronicling a century of African-American life. Wilson won two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama.

BREAK 3:45 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 (panel 4:45- 5:45 p.m.) 
Film Shorts
“Outta My Name” Director/Writer Cathleen Campbell
A woman who’s ridiculed for her unusual name unexpectedly discovers the power of truly connecting with another person.

“Bird” Director Booker T. Mattison
The story of a college track star training for the Olympics who is accused of a crime.

“My Home” Director/Producer: Denise Khumalo
A story about an African woman’s struggle to keep her traditions and customs alive while living in an increasingly Western world.

 “Across the Tracks” Director, Co-writer, Cinematographer/DP, Editor: Michael Cooke

Two African-American sisters grow up in 1960s Georgia. But one is born with fair skin and when schools integrate, she decides to change her destiny—by passing for white.

BREAK: 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

EVENING
 
OPENING PROGRAM: POETS REFLECT ON THE STATE OF POETRY
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Hosted by Cheryl Wills

Anchor and senior reporter for New York One News.

Rita Dove, Honorary Chair of the 13th National Black Writers Conference. A conversation and readings on the state of poetry in today’s society. Featured poets include Rita Dove, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Afaa Michael Weaver among others.


13th National Black Writers Conference

Thursday, March 31 – Sunday, April 3, 2015

Note: Program participants and schedule are subject to change.

Register NOW!

 Key to Locations:

Bedford Building – 1650 Bedford Avenue
[B- Building on the map.]

  • Founders Auditorium -1st Floor
  • President’s Conference Center(Room B1008) -1st Floor
  • N. B. Johnson Lecture Hall (Room B2008) 2nd Floor
  • Rotunda / Ticket booth– 1st Floor in front of Founders Auditorium

Academic Complex Building – 1638 Bedford Avenue

[AB1- on the map.]Map_MEC

  • Edison O. Jackson Auditorium –1st Floor
  • Room L12, Art Gallery-1st Floor
  • Skylight Café– 2nd Floor (Cafeteria)

Student Services Building – 1637 Bedford Avenue

[S- on the map.]

  • Mary S. Pinkett Lecture Hall (Room S122) –1st Floor
  • Atrium – 3rd Floor
  • Conference Room –3rd Floor

Room numbers beginning with “CP” indicates the Carroll St. Portable Buildings-1150 Carroll St. [‘C’ on the map.]

Parking in any MEC, CUNY lots are allowed by “permit only” for Thursday and Friday.

Pre-Registration, On-Site Registration, and Check-In
Location: Rotunda, Medgar Evers College

  Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Opens *10 AM 10 AM 9:30 AM 9:30 AM
Closes 4:30 PM 8 PM 8 PM 4 PM

*Times subject to adjust based on need. Elementry schools should arrive between 9:00 – 9:30 AM to check in.

Notes:

  • If you pre-registered on-line, please bring your barcoded confirmation (eventbrite ticket) with you to expedite your entry.
  • Students, Faculty, and Seniors are required to present identification upon check-in.
  • On-site Registration begins on the first day of the Conference.
  • Registration is required for ALL events, panels and workshops.

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