National Black Writer’s Conference returns to Brooklyn for 17th year

Hundreds filled the auditorium in Crown Heights where attendees learned about and discussed issues from systemic racism to the impact of social media.

Daniella Rodriguez and Adolfo Carrion

Mar 21, 2024, 2:23 AM

Updated 33 days ago

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The National Black Writer’s Conference is back in Brooklyn and Wednesday marked the first day of the four-day conference.
Hundreds filled the auditorium in Crown Heights where attendees learned about and discussed issues from systemic racism to the impact of social media.
Speakers Farah Jasmine Griffin and Michael Eric Dyson took the stage to discuss the many issues that Black Americans are moving forward from, including social injustice, domestic violence and more.
Center for Black Literature founder and executive director Dr. Brenda M. Greene says she’s devoted to her commitment to teaching and researching African American literature at this conference.
"We have to avoid the soundbites, we have to avoid the fake news or distorted truths. We have to listen to what our writers are saying because they are our documentarians,” said Greene. “Our writers look at things very, very carefully and they examine things from a different perspective.”
News 12 is a proud media partner for the conference, which will last through Saturday.


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