National Book Club Conference Foundation, Inc., is a literary organization founded by author Curtis Bunn that executes one of the premier annual literary events—referred to as Literary Bliss—featuring African-American authors and readers. Hundreds of book lovers receive unprecedented, intimate access to the talent that creates the work they enjoy and appreciate.
The NBCC celebrates its 18th anniversary event at the Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, July 31-August 2, 2020. Since its inception, some of the most famous and talented authors have been a part of what the NBCC calls “Literary Bliss,” including Alice Walker, Walter Mosley, Terry McMillan, Iyanla Vanzant, Susan L. Taylor, Bryan Stevenson, Pearl Cleage, Michael Eric Dyson, Hill Harper, Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Roland S. Martin, Terrie M. Williams, Tyrese Gibson, Zane, Hill Harper, Eric Jerome Dickey, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Judge Glenda Hatchette, Victoria Rowell and Stephen L. Carter, among others, including the late E. Lynn Harris, Walter Dean Myers, Bebe Moore Campbell, Francis Ray and J. California Cooper.
Important to the NBCC, however, is to introduce new or lesser-known authors that have created stories that are entertaining, informative and important.
The annual weekend, which is almost a spiritual occasion, consists of numerous book club meetings, panel discussions and other events that give readers face time with authors that rivals any literary occasion anywhere, in a fun, relaxed and intimate setting. The NBCC is where readers from across the country come together and depart friends.
Timid Masses: How Deep Is Drowning
K. Reshay: Appearances Too
Dr. Dee Carrol: Emotional Emancipation
Perri Forrest: Rapture
Samuel Wright: L.O.V.E.
Patricia A. Saunders: There Is Sunshine After The Rain