Discover your voice, style, resources, and connections.
THE HARLEQUIN YOU DON’T KNOW
12-1 PM EST Virtual Panel w/Harlequin
Tamika Newhouse, Black Writers Weekend Director
- Erika Imranyi, Editorial Director for Park Row Books
- Carole Dunsmore, Manager of Author Communications and Events with Harlequin
- Cat Clyne, Editor for HQN Books and Graydon House Books
- Randy Chan, Senior Marketing Manager, Harlequin
Law 101 for Creatives w/ The Landry Firm
11:00 AM EST
Is your creative work legally protected? Have you been given a contract to sign and no clue what it entitles you to? Can you confirm that you’ve been appropriately paid for your creative genius? Dive into understanding contracts, copyrights, and the best legal route for your growing brand.
Instructor: Omar Landry
Let's Talk About Publishing
12:00 PM EST
In this class, you will learn step-by-step instructions on writing, marketing, and publishing your book in less than four months. Taught by a bestselling author whose last several bestsellers were written in less than a month, this masterclass will make sure you're prepared to release your next book within the next few months.
Instructor: Phoenix Williams
I Am Creative Artists Talk
12:30 PM EST
Tia Williams is an American novelist and editor. She has published six books and is best known for The Accidental Diva, The Perfect Find, and Seven Days in June. She is also a long-time fashion editor and the current editorial director for the Estée Lauder Companies.
Moderated by w/Tia Williams & Brittani Krystin
1:15 PM EST
Meet Bobby Hutley is a director, producer, writer, and editor who began his journey as a filmmaker at the age of ten years old. Upon seeing his knack for storytelling, his teachers began to encourage him to submit short films and mini-docs instead of written assignments.
Instructor: Moderator: J. “JC” Carrington
ACCESS TO HOLLYWOOD PANEL
2:15 PM EST
For many years Hollywood has been a portal for artists to share their stories and as black creators, having access to Hollywood is our gateway to inspire many with our anecdotes. This truly will allow us to control our narrative, how others view us, and how we view ourselves. This conversation expresses the evolution of Hollywood and the black community
- Booker T. Mattison -Producer/Writer
- Maggie Bush - Writer
- Cas Sigers
- Oluwaseun Babalola
Instructor: Clarence Miller
GET SCENE! A PUBLICIST A ROUNDTABLE TALK
3:00 PM EST
Join publicists and social media influencers for a roundtable about being a Black publicist in the industry and how aspiring talent can benefit from having a publicist.
- Sarah Busby
- Jonell Whitt
- Talia Oliver
- Ali Roc
Moderator: MiAsia Symone
AUDIO STORYTELLING STAGE 11-4 PM
Locations: Constellations - 135 Auburn Ave NE Suite 201, Atlanta, GA 30303
The Download on Audio Storytelling
2:00 PM EST
This workshop will encourage creatives of all genres and mediums to reimagine their work as engaging and interactive audio. Discover why audio storytelling is a viable market for creatives to reintroduce their work to a new and ever-growing audio audience. Join Talib Jasir, Founder of Afros & Audio to explore opportunities for sound immersive audio books or fiction and non-fiction podcasts by writers just like you.
Instructor: Talib Jasir
What You Have To Get Them vs. What You Need To Keep Them
4:00 PM EST
This session is a writer’s crash course in identifying and connecting with your audience’s vulnerabilities. We’ll discuss the process of crafting unique consumer experiences and finding your brand’s voice. We’ll also break down the emotional & mental tactics needed to keep your audience wanting more.
Instructor: Chántelle Agbro
PARTY URBAN BOOK BASH 6-10 PM
Location: Atlantucky - 170 Northside Dr SW suite 96, Atlanta, GA 30313
Terry McMillan tribute | Waiting to Exhale soundtrack and book swap