Welcome to the 2019 Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend (BARR)!

Barr is a two-day literary conference for authors and readers that has a dual purpose:

  • It offers readers the opportunity to meet and interact with new, emerging, and nationally recognized African American authors from all writing genres, and it
  • It offers authors the opportunity to greet old friends, meet new readers and sell their works.

BARR 2018 is a partnership between founder, Sharon Lucas and the Reading Divas Book Club, and The Sugar & Spice Book Club of NYC and The Literary Ladies of NJ.

BARR 2019 will be held at the Harborside Hotel, a very popular venue located near National Harbor, MGM Grand and Tanger outlets, in Oxon Hill, MD. 

We do not yet have the 2019 hotel group rate, however, the hotel does provide:

  • Free shuttle service to MGM and Tanger.
  • Free parking.
  • Free Wifi
  • Complimentary breakfast.
  • A microwave and refrigerator in each room.
  • A restaurant and bar.

The closest Metro is Southern Avenue on the Green Line.