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State of Black Writers Symposium takes place today, Tuesday, at Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey, US

The 11th State of the Black Writers Symposium will take place today, Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the 4th Floor Multi-Purpose Room of the Africana Institute of Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America (USA).

The Symposium, which will have, among others, a variety of accomplished writers and critics in attendance, will have three major segments – Black Diaspora Authors Explore Writing in Diverse Spaces (from 10:00AM – 11.30AM), Black Press and its Role in Building the News Ecosystem (11.30AM – 1:00PM) and Young Writers in the Creative Process (1:00PM – 2.20PM).

Among the key speakers are Margaret Stevens, John Gavin White, Akil Kokayi Khalfani (the Director of the Africana Institute of Essex County College, Newark), Anasa Maat and Nayaba Arinde. Others are Penda Howell, Cassandra Etienne, Brian Branch-Price and Josie Gonsalves.

The Symposium, which is sure to be incisive, informative,  exciting and challenging, is open to all.

 

 

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