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Well-Read Black Girl Writers’ Conference and Festival

September 6

$30

Over 250 Black women from across the country will be in attendance — confirmed speakers include Marita Golden, Naomi Jackson, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Ashley C. Ford, and Jenna Wortham. 30+ authors will join us for a full day of workshops & panels. Our preliminary list of speakers is below!

We’re excited to bring together a remarkable cast of authors, thinkers, and literary artists this fall. We’ll announce surprise guests and programming partners in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! 

Schedule
CONFERENCE PASS
9:00AM – 11:00AM 
Writing Workshop with Marita Golden

11:00AM – 12:00PM
Literary Agent Roundtable 

WRBG FESTIVAL PASS  

Program Schedule
1:00PM – 1:30PM – Opening Remarks from Naomi Jackson 

1:30PM – 2:30PM – Fireside Chat with WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll and Tayari Jones

3:00PM – 4:00PM – Writing Rituals As Self-Care: How to Maximize Your Creative Practice 
Moderator: Jenna Wortham
Panelists: Lesley Arimah, Morgan Jerkins, Basey Ikpi, Jenn Baker, and Ashley C. Ford

3:00PM – 4:00PM – Dream Keepers curated by I, Too Arts Collective * Exclusive YA Authors Panel
Moderator: Renée Watson
Panelists: Nic Stone, Liara Tamani, Jacqueline Woodson, Ibi Zoboi

4:15PM – 5:00PM – Live Podcast Taping with Am I Allowed to Like Anything? Featuring Numa Perrier filmmaker, and co-founder of the network Black & Sexy TV, along with special guests.

4:15PM – 5:00PM – Writing IRL: Owning your truth, online and off 
Moderator: Tia Williams
Panelists: Doreen St. Félix, Diamond Sharp, Evette Dionne, Nicole Blades, and Britni Danielle

5:15PM – 6:00PM – Reclaiming the Past, Empowering the Present: Writing as Political Resistance
Moderator: Jamia Wilson
Panelists: Jaqueline Woodson, Tiphanie Yanique, Bernice McFadden, Natashia Deón and LaShonda Barnett

6:15PM – 7:00PM – SURPRISE CLOSING CONCERT presented by REST IN BEATS

This program is co-presented by 651 ARTS
In partnership with I, Too Arts CollectiveRest In Bests, and PEN America.

Details

Date:
September 6
Cost:
$30
Website:
https://wellreadblackgirl.com/festival/

Venue

BRIC
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Phone:
718-683-5600
Website:
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/

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