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2018 Schedule

2018 NBCC SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, August 2nd

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

Friday, August 3rd

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: NBCC Opening Breakfast  w/Pearl Cleage WINDSOR

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Lutishia Lovely HOPE III

10:15 a.m. to 11:15: a.m.: Tina McElroy Ansa TRIPPE II

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:  Tiffany Warren HOPE II

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Emanuella Raphael TRIPPE 1

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Cheryl Polote Williamson TRIPPE III

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

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

1:30 p.m.: to 2:30 p.m.: Terry McMillan WINDSOR BALLROOM

2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.: Patrice Washington TRIPPE II

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Tayari Jones HOPE III

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: How To Publish Your Book with Monica Michelle (moderator). WINDSOR SALON A

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Flo Anthony TRIPPE III

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Deborah Plant TRIPPE I

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Edward Kelsey Moore HOPE II

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Panel: Maximizing Your Book Club Experience. Sharon Lucas (moderator) WINDSOR BALLROOM

5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: RECEPTION Honoring Bryan Stevenson with Walter Mosley Author of Distinction Award. WINDSOR BALLROOM

Saturday, August 4th

8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.  Morning Inspiration with Sheri Riley WINDSOR BALLROOM

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Angie Ransome Jones HOPE II

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.: Joe Barry Carroll TRIPPE I

9:30 a.m. to 10:30: a.m.: TaRessa Stovall TRIPPE III

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.:  Denene Millner TRIPPE II

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Beverly Jenkins HOPE III

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Michael Twitty TRIPPE I

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Malena Crawford HOPE II

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.:  Sadeqa Johnson TRIPPE II

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Simba Sana TRIPPE III

11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.: Daniel Black WINDSOR BALLROOM

12:35 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.: LUNCH on our own

1:35 p.m. to 2:35 p.m.: Jenifer Lewis WINDSOR BALLROOM

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Mary HoneyB Morrison TRIPPE II

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.:  Bernice McFadden HOPE II

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.:  Valerie Winrow HOPE III

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Stephanie Powell Watts TRIPPE III

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Carol Mackey TRIPPE I

4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: Panel: A Look at the Traditional Publishing Landscape and What Can be Done. Linda Duggins (moderator) with Edward Kelsey Moore, Simba Sana, Tayari Jones, Lutishia Lovely and Daniel Black. WINDSOR BALLROOM

7:45 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.: Featured Authors Red Carpet event WINDSOR PREFUNCTION

8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.: NBCC Literary Legacy Awards Dinner honoring Alice Walker WINDSOR BALLROOM

Sunday, August 5th

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Worship service led by Carol Mackey HOPE III

11:15 a.m. to Noon: 2017 NBCC wrap up with Curtis Bunn HOPE III