Confirmed Participants of the 16th National Black Writers Conference (ALL VIRTUAL)

More than 70 esteemed writers, poets, storytellers, scholars, and literary activists will gather online in March and April for the National Black Writers Conference (NBWC2022). You can read about them if you click the images below. Updated weekly.

⭐ Click HERE to explore the full program and to register. NBWC2022 is all virtual this year. All are welcome!

Keisha-Gaye Anderson

Steven Barnes

Stacey Barney

Lindamichelle Baron

Mo Beasley

Emily Bernard

(NBWC2022 Honoree)

Erica Buddington

Carolyn Butts

Chief Baba Neil Clarke

Jelani Cobb

Monica A. Coleman

Brittney Cooper

Kia Corthron

Lurie Daniel Favors

Edwidge Danticat

Nicole Dennis-Benn

Natashia Deon

Tananarive Due

Louis Edwards

Marita Golden

Nikky Finney

Novella Ford

Joanne V. Gabbin

Keith Gilyard

(NBWC2022 Honoree)

Jewelle Gomez

Farah Jasmine Griffin

Obery M. Hendricks Jr.

Marc Lamont Hill

Ladee Hubbard

Karen Hunter

Marlon James

Morgan Jerkins

Elle Johnson

Peniel E. Joseph

Ibram X. Kendi

Moikgantsi Kgama

Kiese Laymon

Thabiti Lewis

Haki R. Madhubuti

Bernice L. McFadden

Victor McGlothin

Tony Medina

Maaza Mengiste

Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Mark Anthony Neal

Courttia Newland

Nana Nkweti

Patrick Oliver

Monique Patterson

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Kevin Powell

Diane Richards

Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf

Brian W. Smith

(NBWC2022 Honoree)

Martha Southgate

Sheree Renée Thomas

Jervette R. Ward

(NBWC2022 Honoree)

Lifetime Achievement Award for the Literary and Performing Arts

NBWC2022 Film Series Participants: Love Supreme: A Celebration of Cinema, Literature, and Relationships

Nasir Kenneth Ferebee

Artel Great

Yazmin Monet

Liza Jessie Peterson

Rev. Malika Lee Whitney

NBWC2022 Poetry Café: A Tribute to Poet Kamilah Aisha Moon

Malik Brizan-Reed

Ama Codjoe

Aracelis Girmay

Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Tyehimba Jess

Nina Angela Mercer

John Murillo

Joanna Sit

Malik Windsor

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