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2019 Schedule


Some “Book Club Meetings” are subject to change. FINAL itinerary will be in NBCC program distributed at the conference.

Thursday, August 1st

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Pre-Registration: WINDSOR PREFUNCTION AREA

Friday, August 2nd

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Opening Breakfast Shawn Blanchard WINDSOR

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: ReShonda Tate Billingsley HOPE III

10:15 a.m. to 11:15: a.m.: Attica Locke TRIPPE II

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Charreah Jackson HOPE II

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Perri Forrest HOPE 1

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Joan Vassar TRIPPE III

11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: Panel: A Conversation About Black Women’s Health. Moderator: Linda G. Blount. Panelist: Dr. Deborah Witt. Sponsored by Black Women’s Health Imperative and Jefferson Hospital

12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: LUNCH on our own

1:30 p.m.: to 2:30 p.m.: Zane WINDSOR BALLROOM

2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.: Dr. Joi Lewis TRIPPE II

2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.: How To Publish Your Book with Monica Michelle (moderator), K. Reshay, Cavis Adams, Darren Kelly, Sylvia Hubbard TRIPPE III

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Carol Mackey HOPE II

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Margaret Busby HOPE I

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Marissa Alexander TRIPPE II

4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: Panel: Authors Bonding Through Books: Monica Michelle (moderator), Angela Ransome Jones, Lisa Renee Johnson, Debbie Reynolds, Asante McGhee, Stacia Alexander. WINDSOR BALLROOM

5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.: RECEPTION Featuring Walter Mosley WINDSOR BALLROOM

SATURDAY, August 3rd

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Panel: Maximizing Your Book Club Experience

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.: Marc Lacy HOPE II

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.: Travis Hunter HOPE I

9:30 a.m. to 10:30: a.m.: Brian W. Smith TRIPPE III

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: C. Erskine Brown TRIPPE II

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: Don McPherson HOPE III

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Mathew Horace and Ron Harris HOPE I

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Akbar Muhammad HOPE II

11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Panel: Black Women’s Health discussion on the myth of obesity and how to conquer it. WINDSOR BALLROOM

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: LUNCH on our own

1:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Panel: The State Of Black People As Told In Books: Linda Duggins (moderator), Walter Mosley, Kwame Alexander, Brandon Massey, Joan Vassar. WINDSOR BALLROOM

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Victor McGlothlin HOPE III

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nick Chiles HOPE II

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Kwame Alexander HOPE I

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Brandon Massey TRIPPE III

7:45 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.: Featured Authors Red Carpet event WINDSOR BALLROOM Pre-Function Area

8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.: Walter Mosley Author of Distinction Award honoring Damon Young WINDSOR BALLROOM
10:00 p.m. Until: Post-Dinner Dessert Party with deejay WINSOR BALLROOM Pre-Function Area

SUNDAY, August 4th
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Worship service led by Carol Mackey HOPE III
11:15 a.m. to Noon: 2019 NBCC wrap up with Curtis Bunn HOPE III