Celebrate Our 50th Anniversary Reconvening
A celebration of the legacy of Phillis Wheatley, Margaret Walker, and Black women writers who have changed the writing landscape as we know it.
The Margaret Walker Center proudly hosts the 50th anniversary reconvening of the Phillis Wheatley Poetry Festival as we lift up this ongoing work of Black excellence through intergenerational conversations, scholarly analysis, and creative writing.
Jesmyn Ward, Alice Walker, Angie Thomas, Sonia Sanchez,
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Tonea Stewart, Eve Ewing,
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Imani Perry, Paula Giddings,
Vinie Burrows, Maryemma Graham, Carole Gregory, Nic Stone,
Joanne Gabbin, Shelly Lowe and Maria Rosario Jackson
Chair: Ebony Lumumba