Featured Participants of the 17th National Black Writers Conference

All That We Carry: Where Do We Go From Here?

These esteemed writers will gather at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn
Wednesday, March 20 to Saturday, March 23, 2024


Paul Coates

Percival Everett

Peniel E. Joseph

Bernice McFadden

Key Speakers

Jennifer Nicole Baker

Jasmine Claude-Narcisse

Michael Eric Dyson

Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Cheryl Hudson

Christopher Jackson

Wesley Lowery

Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Kevin Powell

Tracy Sherrod

Jacqueline Woodson

Regina Brooks

Edwidge Danticat

W. B. Garvey

Donna Hill

Wade Hudson

Patricia Spears Jones

Lisa Lucas

Victoria Christopher Murray

Emily Raboteau

A. J. Verdelle

Gloria Browne-Marshall

Kwame Dawes

Marita Golden

Marc Lamont Hill

Karen Hunter

Thabiti Lewis

Stéphane Martelly

Pamela Newkirk

Jason Reynolds

Renée Watson

Kalisha Buckhanon

Patrick Dougher

Farah Jasmine Griffin

Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Yahdon Israel

Bettina Love

Tiya Miles

Patrice Nganang

Diane Richards

Jamia Wilson



Reginald Harris

Linda Susan Jackson

Presenter of Scholarly Papers

Dionne Bennett

Levi Catoe

Russell Nurick


Maria DeLongoria

Wallace L. Ford II

Brenda M. Greene

Noel Merritt

Amelia Rawlins-Henry

Nana K. Osei Williams

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