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The International Black Writers Festival Is Returning To Howard After Nearly 40 Years


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.


Ayanna Nicole

Hi! I’m Ayanna, a writer and artist. Although I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with two degrees in art and psychology, I’ve had a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. By following my dreams and utilizing my creativity, I designed Jaro Magazine with the ultimate intention of bringing more positive stories in the black community to the forefront, while also highlighting our versatile and vibrant culture through Jaro’s four modes: film, books, art, and music. I also manage a book hub, which you can find on Instagram @bloomingliterature.

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