Established in 2000 as the Black Writers Reunion & Conference, our events are known for engaging workshop presenters, outstanding topics, inspirational ambience, and professional organization. While we’ve never discriminated against participants of any race, BWRC gained a following as the only touring conference with the added cultural bonus of being presented both by and for Black writers.
The last BWRC was held in 2012; however, through retreats, workshops, and seminars under the Black Writers Events brand, we continue our mission to educate, support, and motivate aspiring, emerging, and published writers. BWE promotes and encourages artistic expression and growth through skill development in the art, craft, and business of creative writing in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama as well as business and career endeavors in professional writing. Through diverse educational programs, critiquing services, pitching sessions, writing contests, and awards, BWRC became firmly established as one of the preeminent writing and publishing conferences in the country. Through BWE we’ll keep bringing together writers from around the world to study, develop new skills, learn advanced techniques, hone their crafts, boost confidence, earn recognition, make new friends and reconnect with old ones, gain new readers and fans, and share with each other the unique and unparalleled experiences that our events offer.
BWE is managed and produced by Tia Ross, Monica Blache, Neecha Turner, Marklyn Pierre, and Mathew Wilson with superb support from a host of speakers and volunteers.