#Blacklitchat is a monthly Twitter party featuring Black authors. Founded by Bernadette Adams Davis and Dee Stewart in October 2010, the chat is a key gathering place for authors and readers to discuss novels, writing and the publishing industry.

The community for the chat has grown since it’s inception and readers can count on a lively discussion in which authors answer their questions. Through the chat authors have an additional platform to promote their books, hear reader feedback and share their experiences as writers.

If you are an author or publisher interested in #blacklitchat, please contact either Bernadette or Dee via email.

Past featured authors include:

Ernessa T. Carter (32 Candles) – October 2010
Lori Tharps (Substitute Me) – November 2010
Tina McElroy Ansa (Baby of the Family, Ugly Ways, The Hand I Fan With, You Know Better, Taking After Mudear) – December 2010
Jabari Asim (A Taste of Honey) – January 2011
Aminatta Forna (The Memory of Love) – February 2011
Dolen Perkins – Valdez  (Wench) – February 2011
Heidi Durrow (The Girl Who Fell From the Sky) – March 2011
Victor LaValle (Big Machine) – April 2011
Lorene Cary (If Sons Then Heirs, The Price of a Child, Black Ice) – June 2011
Miranda Parker (A Good Excuse to Be Bad) – July 2011
Carleen Brice (Orange Mint and Honey, Children of the Waters, It Might As Well Be Spring) – August 2011
Connie Briscoe (Big Girls Don’t Cry, Money Can’t Buy Love) – September 2011


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