13th National Black Writers Conference Airs on C-SPAN Book TV

13th National Black Writers Conference Airs on C-SPAN Book TV
Panel discussions and roundtable conversations from 13th National Black Writers Conference will air on C-SPAN Book TV:

Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Check local TV listings and visit www.C-SPAN.org for schedule and times.

The theme of the 2016 National Black Writers Conference is titled “Writing Race, Embracing Difference.” The conference was held at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, in Brooklyn, New York, from March 31 to April 3, 2016. Panels and roundtable conversations included topics such as “Decoded: Hip-Hop and Youth Culture,” “Creating Dangerously,” and “The Politics of Race and Gender in the Literature of Black Writers.” Professors Victoria Chevalier, Wallace Ford, and Donna Hill, who were moderators at Conference, are faculty at Medgar Evers College.

BookTV presents coverage of the 13th National Black Writers Conference on C-SPAN2.  The conference was held at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY.

Programming will include:

Day One: Saturday @ 1:30p ET (Re-air Sunday @ midnight)

  • Decoded: Hip-Hop & Literature and Youth Culture – A Panel Discussion

Featuring – M.K. Asante, Michael Eric Dyson, Joan Morgan, Marcyliena Morgan, and James Paterson


 

  • The Politics of Race & Gender in the Literature of Black Writers- A Conversation

Featuring – Paul Beatty, Cora Daniels, and Wallace Ford

 

Day Two:  Sunday @ 1:30p (Re-air Monday @ 4a ET)

  • Creative Writing Programs and Writers of Color: Current and Future Trends [Diversity & Writing Programs]

Featuring – Donna Hill, Meena Alexander, Bernice McFadden, and Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie


 

  • Black Writers in the Digital Age

Featuring – Akiba Solomon, Farai Chideya, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, and Johnny Temple


 

  • Shaping Memories: The Odyssey to Adulthood

Featuring – Cathie Wright-Lewis, Coe Booth, D. Watkins, and Michael Datcher


 

  • A Conversation with Michael Eric Dyson and Khalil Gibran Muhammad

“Writing Race, Embracing Difference”

 

The comments of speakers do not reflect the views of the Center for Black Literature or of Medgar Evers College, CUNY.

The above is as of 5/3/2016. Air schedule is subject to change. Please check your local listings.

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