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The National Black Writers Conference Biannual Symposium Honoring the Life and Work of August Wilson

Mos Def, Amiri Baraka, Ruby Dee, Guy Davis, Gary Bartz & Gregoire Maret
Harmonies & Voices of Transformation: The Annual Benefit Concert for the National Black Writers Conference Featuring & Others, March 25, 2011

The symposium will be preceded by a National Black Writers Concert Benefit on Friday evening at 9:00 pm with Ruby Dee, Mos Def, Guy Davis, Ruby Dee and others at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan, 431 W 16th St., New York, NY 10011. Tickets are $35, doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 9 p.m. Advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested.  

Exclusive to CBL list members!

Follow the link to reserve seated tickets:

For info, call 212.414.5994


August Wilson Celebration brings together Authors, Scholars, Actors and fans

of Dramatic Theater


The  Bi-Annual National Black Writers Symposium, which is co-sponsored by the English Department, will be held at Medgar Evers College in the Founders Auditorium on Saturday, March 26 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The day long symposium includes readings by acclaimed actors Jeffrey Wright, star of A Free Man of Color and Top Dog/Under Dog, and Tanya Wright, author and a cast member of HBO’s True Blood. Participating speakers and panelists include Woodie King Jr., founder of the New Federal Theatre; playwrights Thomas Bradshaw and Ed Bullins; Professor Dale Byam, director of the film August in April; scholars Kimberly C. Ellis, Donald Gagnon and Paul Carter Harrison, and legal advisor Esmeralda Simmons.

Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Brooklyn, NY 11225 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

NBWC Hotline: 718-270-4811


$10 - General Donation

$5 - Senior/ Student/ Faculty - with valid ID. Rate applies to all schools/colleges.

Medgar Evers College student attend for free. Registration required.


On-line Registration CLOSES Thursday, March 24, at MIDNIGHT!

To register NOW visit:


Details related to both events can be found at


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