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The Genius Conference by The African-American Writers' Alliance & Langston Seattle

Updated: 4 days ago

Our Why:

  • Reading is a matter of life & death as well as quality of life issue, (from stop signs to parking signs, contracts to will and testaments). Illiteracy is the #1 causal factor leading to incarceration in the U.S.

  • Deep literacy is deep empathy, and the vocabulary of the imagination necessary for invention, innovation, neurological growth, mental & physical health.

The Genius Conference DESCRIPTION 

The African-American Writers' Alliance & Langston Seattle are thrilled to announce our inaugural campaign to uniquely promote literacy with 'The Genius Conference!’ June 7th & 8th, 11am-6pm & 11am-8pm This 2 day Arts & Science showcase will provide FREE, accessible edutainment to all, centering strategic partnerships with underserved communities. We're offering creative arts workshops, performances, multicultural catering and continuing education opportunities to Youth & Adults. Our venue is the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute located at: 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144

The Genius Conference by AAWA & Langston Seattle will celebrate the Arts & Sciences, bridging the gap in understanding how Writers are both cornerstone and pillars for these foundations of society. Writers understand the inextricable embrace of Hip Hop and legal argument, the innovative to invention threshold held between imagination and the Spoken Word. All Authorship is chronicling his/her and our stories from code writing and technical manuscripts to historic and science facts that began as science fiction. Writers magnify the mind over all, de-scribe, dissect and unmask our human experience. We are beyond excited to take this legacy, literary journey with you.

Featured Guests include: 


Keynote speaker, award-winning, best-selling author, Debrena Jackson Gandy

Civic poet & playwright, Jourdan Imani-Keith 

Sistah Sci-Fi founder, Isis Asare

Hip hop & storytelling, The Griot Party 

Life coach, playwright, and pastor, Debra Kendrick

Award-winning journalist, Liz Brazile 

Get Involved

The Genius Conference presented by The African-American Writers' Alliance & Langston Seattle,

Sponsors Include

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For $300.00, your sponsorship at this level helps us feature authors in bringing their stories to life, facilitating workshops, and providing literacy education through interactive experiences.  

Contact us to learn more about being a workshop sponsor and other sponsorship packages!

More sponsorship info. below


CONTACT: Melany Bell | Artist | FNTP | CGP | AAWA Chair

Contact: (206) 288-3166 |

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