DATES OCT 2-3, 2020
Award winning author and Professor Bernice McFadden is the 2020 BARR Keynote Speaker and will also present a Writing Workshop.
Kimberla Lawson Roby is the BARR 2020 Literary Icon. A NYTimes and USA Today speaker and author of 27 books, and the 2013 NAACP Image Award winner.
Cerece Rennie Murphy is an award-winning best-selling author in two genres, Sci Fi and Children's literature.
Joan Vassar is an avid reader and storyteller. She has always had the in-depth ability to astutely relate, interpret and bring words to life and is the author of the highly acclaimed "Black" series..
Kareem Keith Williams is the author of 13 books who says he never writes with a particular style in mind..I pen whatever is in my heart and soul.
KR Bankston is an established multi-genre author with over 34 published works including her latest release, Shattered Peace.
Elizabeth LaShaun pens contemporary fiction with a blend of romance and drama. Her most popular collection is the Love series.
Tony Lindsay is the author of seven novels, including One Dead Preacher and Chase' It and four short story collections.
Neal Owens ~ after 33 years serving at-risk youth and families, Neal has released his debut novel "Mirrors of Life: What is Your Life in the Mirror?"
Catherine Gail Turner shared her life's story in her debut novel "Mama Mae" - a story about the power of love and forgiveness.
Haikeem Stokes' “Works of Heart” have cultivated 2 novels, 4 books of spoken word and 2 non-fiction works, The Purple Orchard Syndrome and Littered Fields.
Blacc Topp is a self-publishing sensation who came onto the literary scene November 2012, with his novel, “The Hustle Chronicles,” which was loosely based on his years as a honor roll student who was a menace outside of the classroom,.
Dianne Ennals is a strong woman of faith, who has authored a book that shares her past victorious experiences with God.
Author Patrice Wade Johnson has a passion for telling stories of women who succeed, fail, struggle and triumph.
S. F. Powell writes stories that touch on romance and humor, with enough drama that it seems like science fiction.
The Black Authors & Readers Rock Conference (BARR)
October 2 thru 3, 2020
Harborside Hotel 6400 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD
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