On March 2, the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference (NWBC), in conjunction with vicelounge, presents the Noir music series at 8 p.m. held at Free Candy – 905 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
Curated by poet/singer/producer/creative Tai Allen, Noir launches as a benefit and pre-conference celebration. This kick-off event highlights the blurred boundaries between music and poetry, featuring rock/hip-hop/soul hybrids,Jessica Care Moore & (i am) isis; hip-hop, HumUni (Ish & Mega of UrbanWord fame); R&B/hip-hop Tuan X; and soul music, Shanelle Gabriel & vicelounge.
About the 2012 National Black Writers Conference
The Eleventh National Black Writers Conference, to be held March 29 through April 1, 2012; has been hailed by many authors, scholars, and publishers as “necessary” and arguably one of the most important events for African-American writers. It has been consistently well attended, attracting the most beloved and most recognized in the literary genre—Sonia Sanchez, Cornel West, Toni Morrison, and Amiri Baraka, to name a few. Myrlie Evers will serve as Honorary Chair for the 2012 Conference.
Sponsored by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, the National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) provides emerging and established writers, literary scholars, critics, agents, publishers and booksellers, as well as the general public, with a forum to share the writing published by Black writers, discuss the trends and themes in Black literature, and identify the major issues and challenges faced by Black writers and those in the business of reading, publishing, and selling Black literature.