Black Writers Weekend 2020 is going virtual due to ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
Nationwide — Black Writers Weekend virtual experience will stream online on Thursday, August 27th to Saturday, August 29th. While the event usually takes place in June, pushing the date back, has given them the beautiful opportunity to take part in Black August. Signifying a month of historical civil rights moments in black history, Black August celebrates the history of Black Resistance. The festival, which is powered by AAMBC Inc, has amplified black creative voices for over 12 years through literacy programs and events furthermore contributing to the elevation of Black excellence.
Celebrating and acknowledging black creators that have paved the way for future authors and filmmakers, has always been the goal for CEO and founder of Black Writers Weekend, Tamika Newhouse. See the list below for a preview of some of the talents and events.
Amazon Presents a Town Hall Meeting moderated by Tamika Newhouse with guests Kimberly L. Jones, Jamila T. Davis, Aya De Leon, and Monique Melton. The meeting will include an Amazon masterclass entitled “Reach More Readers with Kindle Direct Publishing,” Create and Master a Writing Career with Wattpad, Creative Talks with Zane, Donna Hill, and Mary B. Morrison.
A star line up of producers and filmmakers form BETHer, Will Packer Studios, Netflix, and more will listen to pitches from aspiring screenwriters during our Access to Hollywood Panel, a young adult novel panel featuring New York Times best-selling author Nic Stone, a pitch session with Harlequin editors, and of course a Black Girl Magic Panel. The weekend will also feature fun segments such as our Book Battles that will include; Candy Licker by Noire vs. Addicted by Zane and Waiting to Exhale vs. Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell.
Although Black Writers Weekend decided to go digital for 2020 events online, the festival will return to its home in Atlanta for BWW 2021. The event will be hosted in the Historic Sweet Auburn District next June, marking the organization’s 12th anniversary and the seventh time celebrating in Atlanta.
For additional updates on Black Writers Weekend, visit BlackWritersWeekend.com or follow them on social media @BlackWritersWeekend
About Black Writers Weekend
Powered by AAMBC Inc, a non-profit 501(c) organization, Black Writers Weekend is the largest gathering for literary creatives and filmmakers in the Southeast. Producing literary infused experiences such as live readings, panels, movie screenings, and masterclasses. Black Writers Weekend was specially created for creatives and culture lovers. Its core mission is to counteract the stigma that black folks don’t read.
About Black Writers Weekend Founder
From teen mom to CEO by the age of 20, Tamika Newhouse became a huge staple in the rise of black fiction and contributed to the demand of “urban fiction” in the 2010s. Independently for over a decade she discovered and published black writers, publishing over two hundred books, and created a platform for thousands of writers’ stories to be read. She successfully wrote and published over 17 romance novels, launched the careers of hundreds of writers, and developed a powerful organization in the publishing industry, AAMBC Inc, that has honored literary legends such as Nikki Giovanni and Terri Woods.
Black Writers Weekend 2020 Partners:
AAMBC Inc, The INK, Goodreads, Dafina Books, Amazon KDP, Harlequin, Wattpad, Delphine Legacy Media, Dreamspire TV, and Black Librarians.
The full list of virtual events can be found on BlackWritersWeekend.com
Each event will happen digitally via the following platforms: Twitter, IGTV, YouTube, Zoom, and Facebook.
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