Black Writers Weekend set for Atlanta in June

The nation’s only and largest gathering for African American literary creatives.

This year’s Black Writer’s Weekend is set  for June 7 to June 9, 2019, in Atlanta, GA.  The weekend will include  popular-demand events such as Cre8tiveCon, Lit Crawl, the Urban Book Bash and much more.

Black Writer’s Weekend started in 2008 as an award show called the AAMBC Awards and has morphed into three-days of panels, workshops, author signings, a celebratory book bash, movie screenings and a formal awards gala positioned as the highlight of the weekend. With approximately 1500 attendees and growing, it has become the nation’s only and largest gathering for African American literary creatives and filmmakers.

Black Writer’s Weekend heads to Atlanta“This weekend was designed specifically for readers and writers of all genres, genders, and ages,” says Tamika Newhouse, founder of African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) and Black Writer’s Weekend. “We wanted this to be a true celebration of literary achievement in every area imaginable in Atlanta’s growing vibrant literary scene.”

And, for the first time ever, AAMBC will honor fifty (50) authors who have made significant contributions to the Urban Fiction literary genre during the inaugural Urban Legends Ball.

“We decided to honor fifty authors because we want people to pay attention to the genre, to give the genre a little more respect,” says Newhouse. “It’s a lot of people who write it, create it, lived it and who has impacted so many others in a positive way.”

The 2019 Black Writer’s Weekend is held in partnership with BookedBag, Pink Noir, and Upscale Magazine while sponsors include Coca-Cola, Tito’s Vodka, and others. To learn more about Black Writer’s Weekend visit  


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