Howard University’s Moorland-Spingarn Research Center recently announced that the International Black Writers Festival is returning for the first time since 1983. From October 5-8th, the festival will be held on Howard’s campus grounds.
Guest speakers will include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Clint Smith, Sonia Sanchez, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Bibi Barake, and more. The festival’s mission statement reads: “To come together as one, to engage the diversity, complexity and beauty of writing the global Black experience.”
Further information about the festival’s programs is awaiting release. For updates about tickets and more details about this year’s International Black Writers Festival, follow @MoorlandHU on Twitter.
Below, see the full lineup.