Call for Papers for the Tenth National Black Writers’ Conference, Thursday, March 25 – Sunday, March 28, 2010

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The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College
contact email: 
bgreene@mec.cuny.edu

Call for Papers for the Tenth National Black Writers’ Conference – And We Heard the Thunder: Black Writers Reconstructing Memories and Lighting the Way. This biannual symposium, dedicated to the exploration of “emerging themes, trends and issues in Black American literature,” will be held Thursday, March 25 – Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. Hosted by the Center for Black Literature, the event attracts writers, scholars, editors, agents, faculty, students and literary fans at large.

The Center for Black Literature is inviting proposals which examine the representation of history and memory in the works of one of the following honorees: Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka, Kamau Brathwaite and John O. Killens. All contributors are welcome. Panels on papers will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Interested faculty, independent researchers and students should forward a one to two page proposal with literature references by January 15, 2010 to:

bgreene@mec.cuny.edu.

Dr. Brenda M. Greene
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225
718.804.8882

Notification of acceptance will be sent to presenters by January 31, 2010. For more information visit: http://www.nationalblackwritersconference.org.

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