2010 Literary Events for Writers

12 Jan

The Black Book Coalition Network Mixer

Ulah Bistro, 1214  U. Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 (Across from Ben’s Chili Bowl)

Join us as we kick off the new year and hit the literary ground running in 2010! We’ll meet at the swanky Ulah Bistro where you’ll have the chance to meet a host of diverse literary players from around the Washington DC metro area including: authors, publicists, publishers, graphic artists and more! Be apart of the movement to unify the DC Black Book Community. READERS are welcome!
Don’t forget to sign up on our new Facebook Fan Page at Black Book Coalition and stay abreast of events, publishing news, and connect with other book professionals attending the event.
The Black Book Coalition was founded by MahoganyBooks in conjunction with The Renaissance Group, LLC, and The Hurston/Wright Foundation. Our mission is “to achieve success and value for our literary community through the combined talents and expertise of area book professionals.”

Coming April 2010: Black Book Coalition
Special Event To Be Announced…Stay Tuned!!!
Looking forward to connecting soon!
For more information: Contact Mahogany Books at  or 703.730.3873



2010 Self-Publishing Symposium
Harlem, NY – March 7, 2010
Join the next Self-Publishing Symposium, March 7th, 2010 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Take advantage of what this important business event can do for your publishing company. Whether you’re a self-published author, small/independent press or writer considering self-publishing, you won’t want to miss the only conference that focuses on the business of publishing.

Learn successful business strategies from industry experts
Network with peers and professionals and make powerful connections
Grow your business to new heights

2010 National Black Writers Conference
Brooklyn, NY – March 25- 28, 2010

The theme of the 2010 National Black Writers Conference is And Then We Heard the Thunder: Black Writers Reconstructing Memories and Lighting the Way. Through a series of panel discussions, roundtables, author readings and storytelling, the National Black Writers Conference will use the metaphor of thunder, memory and light to examine the historical representation of the literature of Black writers and the representation of new and future directions for contemporary and emerging literary voices. With Toni Morrison as the Honorary Chair, the National Black Writers Conference will also honor Amiri Baraka, Kamau Braithwaite and Dr. Edison O. Jackson. Black writers will come from throughout Americaa , the Caribbean, Europe and Africaa.


2010 Black Writers Reunion & Conference 
Atlanta, GA – June 23-26, 2010

Black Writers Reunion & Conference is accepting proposals for workshops and seminars on the craft and business of writing to be presented at the 6th BWRC in Atlanta, Georgia, June 23-26, 2010. We invite presentations that demonstrate insight and expertise on the craft and business of fiction, nonfiction, writing for the web, songwriting, blogging for profit, play/screenwriting, food writing, copy writing, and inspirational writing with interactive workshops that will allow participants to engage in hands-on writing or related activities wherever possible. We also welcome sessions that would permit attendees to receive feedback on their work, whether during or following the conference. Workshop styles may range from a modified traditional presentation to skill-building training. Proposals will be evaluated on the following:

• A well-defined topic with focused objectives
• Consistency with and significance to the conference emphasis areas
• Presenter credibility and experience to engage the audience and deliver an outstanding and informative workshop

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