Black Writers Weekend’s hybrid experience will stream online and take place in the Sweet Auburn District in Atlanta, GA from Thursday, June 10th to Sunday, June 13th, 2021.
The festival which is powered by AAMBC Inc has amplified black creative voices for over 13 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.
This year she has curated an impactful schedule of events with new talents from publishing and film.
Amazon KDP will present a creative workshop on reaching more readers on Goodreads.
The weekend will feature workshops from Dame Write Originals, In the Cut LA, and talks with artists such as Shanicia Boswell, Erika Bryant, Dwight Buckner, and features dozens of Black writers who will participate in a collective book signing called Lit Crawl at Refugee Coffee and Constellations co-working space.
After streaming virtually in 2020, Black Writers Weekend returns to its home in Atlanta for this year’s 3-day experience.
The event will be hosted in the Historic Sweet Auburn District, marking the organization’s 13th anniversary and the eighth time celebrated in Atlanta.
For additional updates on Black Writers Weekend visit blackwritersweekend.com or follow them on social media @blackwritersweekend.
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.
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.
AAMBC Inc, The INK, Goodreads, Dafina Books, Constellations, Apex Museum, Refuge Coffee, Amazon KDP, Harlequin, Traces of Mika podcast, Delphine Legacy Media, In the Cut LA, and the Black Librarians.
The full list of virtual events can be found on blackwritersweekend.com/schedule
Photo credit: Writing legend Maya Angelou.