Tentative Program

Friday, October 1

10 to Noon ~ Workshops

1 to 5 pm ~ Author Expo & Chats

1 to 2:30 pm  ~ Master Class with Bernice McFadden ~ The Art of Writing 

Is there anything more inspiring than learning from a Master? Register for this 90-minute workshop the " Art of Writing" with Bernice L. McFadden, Professor of Practice in Creative Writing at Tulane University in New Orleans. She  is the author of The Book of Harlan (winner of the 2017 American Book Award and the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.) This in addition to eight other critically acclaimed novels including Sugar, Loving Donovan, Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012), Glorious, which was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. She is a four-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist. (Limited registration and seating)

4 to 5 pm ~ Book Club Meeting with Kimberla Lawson Roby ~

The discussion will center on Ms. Roby's  latest release, "The Woman God Created You to Be: Finding Success Through Faith---Spiritually, Personally, and Professionally!

7 to pm ~ TBA 

9 to 11 pm ~ Reception & Party


Saturday, October 2

9 am to 3 pm – Author Expo

9:00 am to 11:50 am – Panel Discussions

Noon ~ Luncheon  

Presentation to BARR 2019 Literary Icon Kimberla Lawson Roby

Keynote Address – Bernice McFadden

Author Signings

Thank you for coming!