BWA Set the Bar
It took me a moment to calm down from the hot temperature outside and the HOT topics inside. I was absorbing every little bit of information. I relished all the well wishes; particularly the reunion of all my literary brothers and sisters and those I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time. I didn’t think BWA would be able to top their debut event. I was wrong a thousand times over. Once again, BWA set the bar! God bless and I hope to see you next year.
Awesome, Inspirational Experience
The Black Writer’s Reunion & Conference was an awesome, inspirational experience. Complete with seminars, expos, banquets and Soul Train lines, I came away with a renewed determination to pursue my dream of writing fiction as well as marketing myself as a business writer. Authors, play writes, and aspiring writers all shared stories of struggle, perseverance, and success. It was an open forum to discuss the many facets of the writing industry. The BWA assembled a group of authors and speakers who exuded warmth and charisma, who were inviting in their personalities and who helped to create an atmosphere of genuine sharing of knowledge and joy in others success. The volunteer staff was fantastic; the hotel staff was all professional. They helped to make the experience even more enjoyable. For those of you who couldn’t make it, you missed some valuable knowledge! PLAN EARLY for next year.
Among the Best
Let me say that you really outdid yourself with the conference. It was one of the best gatherings I’ve attended in a long time. Everything was handled very professionally.
I was so charged up from attending the conference. I am also so very pleased to see the kind of organization and nurturing available to African-American writers that has been available to white writers for years.
Soul-Enriching Gathering of Sisters and Brothers
When I joined Black Writers Alliance two years ago, I didn’t dream that it would emerge as such a potent institution in support of African American writers. The 2000 conference surprised and delighted me, for it was a first effort. However, the 2001 Black Writers Reunion and Conference bested it by far with its superior workshops, flawless organization and accommodations, and a magnificent company of authors–a soul enriching gathering of sisters and brothers. I hope to be there for the next.
I think that this conference was excellent! Kudos to Tia and all involved for making the conference such a success. I can definitely see its future and continued progress. It was wonderful meeting and being in the midst of so many others who share my passion for writing.
For Budding and Established Authors
BWRC is not just an event for budding authors to learn but an opportunity for established authors to hone their skills and to learn about different aspects of the industry.
I am so proud of the staff and members of Black Writers Alliance that I could scream. Yessssssssss! We showed up and showed out at this year’s Black Writers Reunion and Conference! I can’t stop talking about the professionalism of the BWRC staff and presenters. Each presenter promised and delivered a dynamite session on the do’s and don’ts of publishing. A wealth of information was exchanged, retained, and sustained by all. I walked away with renewed energy and a real commitment to completing my literary goals. Also, it was absolutely grand meeting and bonding with so many of my contemporaries. There is so much talent in our community and the spotlight was definitely shining on Dallas the weekend of August 3rd.
I must commend you on the fine job you all did in organizing this event. I walked away with renewed inspiration and a more profound knowledge of the publishing industry.
100 Times More Than I Expected
It is almost impossible to believe that this conference is only two years old. This conference was awesome! One hundred times more than I had expected!
Your wonderful efforts and those of your staff were a triumph. I have never enjoyed a conference more.
I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the conference and you are commended for a first-class affair. The authors and presenters provided me with ample information to use in my upcoming projects and the conference provided the ideal setting to renew old friendships and initiate new ones.