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Notes from the 2012 Black Writers Conference

A particular focus of aaduna is to provide professional development opportunities for its contributing writers. With the support of a grant from the Sovereign Foundation, Tamara J. Madison and Cyd Charisse Fulton were able to attend the recent national Black Writers Conference. Ms. Fulton provided her notes on this experience. Enjoy.



The Eleventh National Black Writers Conference, March 29 – April 1, 2012 at Medgar Evers
College was an educational and spiritual experience.

NOTES by, Cyd Charisse Fulton:

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY made it possible to network in a Black literary river and the experience was a baptism for my awakening. Black
culture was at the helm of the scholarly ship and my trip began on March 30th
through April 1st.

Medgar Evers Community College, Founders Auditorium was the field for presentations and discussions. On Friday, March 30, 2012, participants were engaged by films regarding activism in black art. One of the features was a poign…