National Black Writers Conference’s

Biannual Symposium presents

“Honoring the Life and Work of AUGUST WILSON

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Brooklyn, NY 11225

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The National Black Writers Conference Biannual Symposium (NBWC) invites you to attend a literary tribute to celebrate Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. Wilson was a major contributor to the canon of American literature. His literary legacy consists of    ten powerful plays that depict the African-American experience in the twentieth century, including Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fences and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.
Panels and presentations will feature dramatic readings by actors Jeffrey Wright and Tanya Wright, speakers including Woodie King, Jr. (founder of New Federal Theatre), playwrights Thomas Bradshaw and Ed Bullins, Professor Dale Byam (director of the film August in April); and scholars Kimberly C. Ellis, Donald Gagnon, Paul Carter Harrison, and Esmeralda Simmons

Address and Directions
Founders Auditorium
at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

1650 Bedford Avenue • Brooklyn, NY 11225

For directions, visit www.mec.cuny.edu/directions
Donations
$10 General
$5 for seniors, students, and faculty with valid ID; donation applies to all schools and colleges
REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
Register via the National Black Writers Conference website at www.NationalBlackWritersConference.org or click HERE


Major Funding Provided by New York Council for the Humanities
Additional support provided by Barnes & Noble College Book Sellers
Media Partner for NBWC Symposium AKILA WORKSONGS, Inc.
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