The Great Lakes African American Writers Conference (GLAAWC, pronounced “glossy”) will relocate this year to its new home at the Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch in downtown Cleveland.
The conference will feature the prolific award-winning author Walter Mosley as the Langston Hughes Literary Keynote, along with free music, spoken word, lectures, panel discussions, and much more celebrating the African and African American literary arts. Mosley, 70, won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in 1998 for “Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned.”
This year’s conference will be hybrid, with a virtual broadcast from the GLAAWC website as well as a ticketed in-person portion.
Additionally, a ticketed Sunday Brunch on September 18 features two-time James Beard Award-winning culinary author Toni Tipton-Martin and local celebrity chef Eric Wells.