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


OCTOBER 4 & 5, 2019

BARR is a two-day literary conference organized and designed for Black authors and readers. Attendance, however, is open to everyone.

BARR offers readers the opportunity to meet and mingle with new, emerging and nationally recognized AOC from all writing genres, and offers authors the opportunity to greet old friends, meet new readers and sell their works.

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. The closest Metro Station is Southern Avenue on the Green Line ~ and a short ride to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

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

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