The 2017 Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend

Jan. 1, 2017

Dates for 2017

The 2017 Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14 at The Comfort Inn, 4500 Crain Highway, Bowie, MD.
Tickets may be purchased and authors and other exhibitors can register for the conference at

Jan. 1, 2017


This year BARR will open with a special four-hour workshop, "How to rock your Image". This workshop is for authors who want to learn how to maximize and polish their promotions, marketing, and social media skills. Aspiring, new, and established authors (who want to refresh their skills) are urged to attend.
The workshop, which will be held from 10 am till 2 pm, will include a working lunch and workshop manual.

Mar. 13, 2017

Marita Golden at BARR

Each year, we open the BARR conference with a book club meeting. This year I am honored to announce the book we will discuss is a new release by author MARITA GOLDEN, Co-founder and President Emeritus of the Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Foundation. Marita is a veteran teacher of writing and an acclaimed award-winning author of over a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction.
It's time to get busy, purchase your ticket at AND pre-order your copy of "The Wide Circumference of Love: A Novel" today!
"The Wide Circumference of Love: A Novel" A moving African-American family drama of love and devotion in the face of Alzheimer's disease.