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The NBCC is a place where readers and authors come together and depart friends. Nothing can capture the true essence and joy our weekend of Literary Bliss offers, but this clip does show a tad bit of how we roll–and you should, too.

19th-Annual NBCC July 27-30, 2023 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead

The National Book Club Conference places readers in an upscale, intimate environment with some of their favorite authors–and introduces attendees to new talent to add to their reading lists. The panel discussions on how to publish your book, the dynamics of the publishing industry and Black women’s health lend invaluable information that is lasting.
Since its inception, some of the most famous and talented authors have been a part of our weekend, including NBCC Literary Legend honorees Ambassador Andrew Young and Alice Walker, the prolific Walter Mosley, trailblazing Terry McMillan, inspiring Iyanla Vanzant, dynamic Jenifer Lewis, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Susan L. Taylor,  Tina Lifford, Bryan Stevenson, Pearl Cleage, Hill Harper, Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Roland S. Martin, Terrie Williams, Ntozke Shange, Tyrese Gibson, Zane, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Judge Glenda Hatchette, Victoria Rowell and Stephen L. Carter, among many others, including the late Eric Jerome Dickey, E. Lynn Harris, Bebe Moore Campbell, Francis Ray and J. California Cooper.

If you are a reader who enjoys meeting authors and like-minded, fun people from all across the country, the NBCC is not to be missed. We limit registrations to promote intimacy, so please secure your position with a deposit now on our Registration page.


Kem is the Grammy-nominated R&B artist whose sultry sounds have made him a worldwide sensation. His story is of more than of his immense talent. Rather, Kem’s journey from Detroit to the spotlight was turbulent, to say the least, as he overcame abject poverty, depression, homelessness and drug and alcohol addiction to somehow ascend to a revered place as one of America’s most celebrated artists with five No. 1 songs among his platinum and gold records. He has documented his […]

Kimberla Lawson Roby

Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times bestselling author whose books are is fueled by keen storytelling. Her latest, Sister Friends Forever follows her legacy of engaging stories that forces you to turn page after page. She’s built a faithful national reading audience that waits with anticipation of her next release. Kim is also a past recipient of the NBCC’s Walter Mosley Author of Distinction Award. Kim is also the Founder of Successful Women of Faith – The Sisterhood (an online community for women), and […]

Sadeqa Johnson

Sadeqa Johnson, is the award-winning and NY TImes best-selling author who won the 2018 National Book Club Conference Fiction Book of the Year Award for And Then There Was Me, will be featured at our 2023 weekend of Literary Bliss, July 27-30 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead. Sadeqa’s brilliance has been magnified by her latest amazing work, The House of Eve, which became an instant New York Times Best Seller. This work was described by actress Reese Witherspoon (who selected it for her book […]

Bernice L. McFadden

Bernice L. McFadden is the author of ten critically acclaimed novels including Praise Song for the Butterflies (Long listed for the 2019 Women’s Prize in Fiction ) The Book of Harlan (winner of a 2017 American Book Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction) Sugar, Loving Donovan, Nowhere Is a Place, The Warmest December, Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012) and Glorious . She is a four-time […]

Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander’s The Door of No Return is the first book in a searing, breathtaking trilogy that tells the story of a boy, a village, and the epic odyssey of an African family. In his village in Upper Kwanta, 11-year-old Kofi loves his family, playing oware with his grandfather and swimming in the river Offin. He’s warned though, to never go to the river at night. His brother tells him ”There are things about the water you do not know. “ Like what? Kofi asks. “The beasts.” […]

Dr. Ian K Smith

Dr. Ian K Smith is the former host of the Emmy Award-winning syndicated daytime talk show, The Doctors and is the former medical correspondent for NBC News and for NewsChannel 4 in New York, where he filed reports for NBC Nightly News and The Today Show. He transitioned into a New York Times No. 1 bestselling author, penning 21 books between works on medicine and health and crime novels. Dr. Smith attended the 2005 NBCC when he wrote his first novel, The Blackbird Papers. His upcoming book is the […]

Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell, who has been a fixture in the literary world for more than 30 years and has been an authority on Black culture for decades, writing brilliantly and thoughtfully about all facets of Black life for publications like Vibe magazine and in his 15 books. His latest, Grocery Shopping With My Mother, is another thought-provoking but sensitive read. The Jersey City product of a single mother, absent father, horrific poverty, and violence, studied at Rutgers University through the Educational Opportunity Fund, […]

J.B. Vample

J.B. Vample is an author who fell in love with the written word at a young age. While in her final year of high school, she came up with the concept of her new adult fiction series The College Life Series. After years of writing only for herself, J.B. published her debut novel College Life 101: Freshman Orientation in 2015. Since then, she has written and published the other eight installments of TCLS. Her latest contemporary romance standalone Right as Reign, another guaranteed page-turner, is her tenth […]

Joseph Earl Thomas

Joseph Earl Thomas is a writer from Frankford whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in VQR, N+1, Gulf Coast, The Offing, and The Kenyon Review. He has an MFA in prose from The University of Notre Dame and is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania. An excerpt of his memoir, Sink, won the 2020 Chautauqua Janus Prize and he has received fellowships from Fulbright, VONA, Tin House, Kimbilio, & Breadloaf, though he is now the […]

James Hannaham

James Hannaham is a renowned writer, performer, and visual artist. His novel Delicious Foods (2015), which addresses human trafficking, won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and was named one of Publishers Weekly‘s top 10 books of the year. The New York Times called it an “ambitious, sweeping novel of American captivity and exploitation.” His latest novel, Didn’t Nobody Give A Sh*t About Carlotta, is another gem and was chosen by the New York Times as one of the top 20 books of 2022 to read. It has […]

Ebony Evans

Ebony Evans is the founder and president of EyeCU Reading and Social Network book club in Detroit, who has penned her first novel, Dead To Me, which has been lauded for its high drama and realistic storylines. Her book features the impact of family secrets that come to light and how they create chaos within loved ones. Ebony Evans is an enthusiastic reader, reviewer, and self-proclaimed “book nerd” at heart! In addition to reading and being a devoted wife and mother, Ebony […]

Nina Foxx

Nina Foxx is the author award-winning author, playwright who founded The Writing Sisters Summit Writing and Yoga Retreat. He page-turning books include Momma: Gone, And You’d Better Not Tell, No Woman Needs a Husband and Seven Days A Week and her most recent, Island Secrets, a gripping mystery centered in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Learn more about Nina and her fantastic works at

Monica Walters

Monica Walters is the romance author best known as the queen of country hood love stories. As an Amazon best-selling author, with multiple award nominations and 2021 winner of Literary Jewels Literary Awards for Best Romance Author, Monica has always had a passion for creating different worlds with words. Starting with poetry, writing has always been a constant in Monica’s life. The interest began in her teenage years, being in love for the first time. Her love for writing has only […]

Myisha Battle

Myisha Battle is a certified clinical sexologist and sex and dating coach, educator, and speaker. Her expertise has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Refinery29, Oprah Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Playboy, Nylon, and many other outlets. Her book, This Is Supposed To Be Fun: How To Find Joy in Hooking Up, Settling Down and Everything in Between, is a must-read that can transform lives. She lives in San Francisco, California. Learn more about her at