DATES OCT 1-2, 2021
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.
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,.
The Black Authors & Readers Rock Conference (BARR)
October 1 and 2, 2021
Harborside Hotel 6400 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD