10070439_300x300Kweli’s Second Annual Children’s Book Writers Conference

Location: Scandinavia House in midtown Manhattan 
Time: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 9:00 am-9:00 pm

The spring conference is an excellent opportunity for writers and illustrators of color to learn, get inspired and network with others in the industry. Celebrate diversity in storytelling. The day will include a keynote address by award-winning author, Edwidge Danticat. The panels and workshops will cover topics from the craft of writing to the business of writing. Top editors, agents, and authors will discuss crucial steps to help launch a writer’s career and offer carefully considered manuscript critiques. We will end the day with an evening reception.

About Kweli: 
Kweli is an online quarterly that celebrates cultural kinships and the role of the literary imagination in writing. Their contributors come from many countries and include acclaimed writers like Jeffery Renard Allen, A. Igoni Barrett, Jennine Capó Crucet, Angie Cruz, Nana-Ama Danquah, Camille Dungy, Martin Espada, Santee Frazier, Ru Freeman, Cristina Garcia, Nathalie Handal, Charles Johnson, Lorna Goodison, Victor LaValle, Ed Pavlic, Quincy Troupe, Chika Unigwe, Neela Vaswani, Xu Xi, Tiphanie Yanique and others.

They launched as a biannual journal in December 2009. Since then, Kweli has grown into a multifaceted community organization that offers numerous writing opportunities, including annual writers conferences, professional development workshops, and the Kweli Scholars program.

Kweli provides a platform for the voices of writers of color, who despite  unceasing efforts to be heard, do not easily find a willing and welcoming place for their work in the wider publishing world.

Click here to register. Student tickets are $75.