Save the Date NBWC 2020

15th National Black Writers Conference

“Activism, Identity and Race: Playwrights and Screenwriters at the Crossroads”

Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2020

Each day unless otherwise indicated: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York (MEC, CUNY)
1650 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225

(Updated as of July 3, 2019)

The 15th National Black Writers Conference (NBWC): “Activism, Identity and Race: Playwrights and Screenwriters at the Crossroads,” March 26 – March 29, 2020, will continue conversations generated at the 2019 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium. Black playwrights, screenwriters, and filmmakers will examine contemporary trends in theater and film and the ways race, politics, and popular culture shape the plays and films produced.

Roundtable Discussions, Author Readings, Films, Workshops, and More

Invited participants include Dasan Ahanu, Sandra Adell, Keith Josef Adkins, Radha Blank, Kia Corthron, Donja R. Love, Dominique Morisseau, Walter Mosley, Angela Nissel, NSangou Njikam, Antoinette Nwandu, Liza Jessie Peterson, Richard Wesley, Shay Youngblood, Koko Zauditu-Selassie, and many other guests.


Upcoming information will be shared as follows

Vending Applications: August/September 2019

Registration Opens: September/October 2019- Rates TBA; MEC Students attend for FREE

Call for papers- Applications: November/ December 2019

Call for papers Announcement: February 2020

Learn more in our (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions 



There are many opportunities and ways to support the Fifteenth National Black Writers Conference (March 2020). Become a part of the growing number of contributors to this historic event.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor or Partner? Please contact:

Center for Black Literature: 718-804-8883

Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director

Clarence V. Reynolds, Director, 718-804-8881

Maēshay k. Lewis, Exec. Assistant, 718-804-8882


Download Full Sponsorship Package(s)

Full Conference Sponsorship Package- PDF coming


NBWC Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Requested

   MonetaryCovers the

   following costs:

     Travel, lodging

    Program— panels, workshops, readings

    Public Relations—ads and publicity

    Printing—program journal, posters, brochures

   Media     TV, print, radio, and Internet
   Reception / Awards


    Catering, Gift bag items
  Awards / Scholarships     Literary Awards, Essay Awards, and Book   Scholarships

All donations are exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501.3 of the Internal Revenue Code through the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (RFCUNY).

Current Sponsors Include:

Capitol One Bank, New York


Ford Foundation

The Office of Inez Barron, NYCC

The Office of Laurie Cumbo, NYCC

New-York Historical Society

Previous sponsors and partner include:



CUNY Office of Collaborative Programs
CUNY Office of Collaborative Programs













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