|Sisterspace and Books and The African American Women's Resource Center, Inc. present "The 2nd African American Women Writers and Readers Conference" on April 27 - 29, 2001 at The University of the District of Columbia, Performing Arts Center (4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC). While plans are in full swing for another powerful event, volunteers are needed to ensure its success. No prior experience needed as your talents and creativity can be used in all areas.
The conference will provide an interactive forum where aspiring writers and poets, book club members and avid readers, will gather with bestselling authors and publishing industry professionals, to celebrate the richness of African-American women's literature. Some of the nation's most acclaimed authors and veteran publishing executives (agents, publicists, editors) will join emerging writers, poets and book lovers to network, exchange ideas and share their literary expertise during an array of panels, writing workshops, and special events.
|Full Registration Includes:|
- All Workshops and Panels
- Conference Book and Materials
- Literary Salon
- The One-of-a-Kind Marketplace
- Friday Evening Reception
- Continental Breakfasts
- Literary Salon
- Dinner on Saturday
- Closing Celebration
- Tribute to Eloise Greenfield
- Tribute to Bell Hooks and Paule Marshall
- Two General Writing and Meditation Sessions
- Two Panels on Saturday
- A Choice of Three 2-Hour Workshops
- Non Fiction
- How to Get Published
- Writing Children's Books
- Writing with Computers
- Erotic/Romance Writing
- Christian Fiction
- How to Form a Bookclub
Workshop, receptions, openings and panels are being conducted by well-known writers and facilitators including: Paule Marshall, Carolivia Herron, Patrice Gaines, Patricia Elam, Beverley East, Valerie Jean, Marcia Davis, Sharon Ewell Foster, Jonetta Rose Barras; Marilyn Gaston, Gail Porter, Louise Meriwether, bell hooks, Angel Kyodo Williams, Shireen Lewis, Erica Doyle, Antoinette McFadden, Rebecca Walker, Joy Jones, Randi Kristensen, Evelyn Coleman, Venise Berry, Julianne Malveaux, Aisha Simmons, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Andrea Sullivan, Bertice Berry, and others to be confirmed! Agents, publishers, editors and publicist writers will also participate in the workshops and panels.
Registration $200; Early Registration (before March 31, 2001) $150, One Day, $175
For registration forms or more information, please contact:
Sisterspace and Books/African American Women's Resource Center
1515 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Telephone: 202-332-3433 or 202-332-6561.