Since our first writers’ event in 2000, Black Writers has inspired creative writers with our top-notch conferences, workshops and retreats. Our conferences and workshops offer you enlightening and informative lectures with hands-on writing sessions. Our retreats are designed for both the aspiring author seeking writing time and peer feedback as well as the professional writer in need of a well-deserved getaway. They combine hands-on writing sessions with ample time to get away and relax, write alone and with the group, share your work, and interact with other writers during structured gatherings designed to enhance your creative process. Attendees enjoy great food, readings, group outings, networking opportunities, and other activities.
In 2017, we rebranded and relaunched under a new label, but we’re still just as dedicated to Black writers as we’ve been for 20 years. In 2018, we’re introducing group excursions to more exotic, passport-required locations. The first destination retreat will be held in Aruba, October 2018, under the new name, Writeful Places LLC. The new website will be launching spring 2018 with registration opening in May. Announcements will be posted on the Black Writers mailing list as well as on Writeful Places, so we invite you to subscribe to either or both and be kept in the loop!