Dr. Daniel Black, the BARR 2022 Keynote Speaker, is a nationally renowned, award-winning novelist. His works are inspired by African-American life, history, and heritage in the South—encompassing themes of race, religion, and sexuality.
Connie Briscoe, the 2022 BARR Literary Icon, has written several novels and co-authored a nonfiction book. My work has been published all over the world and has hit the bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, and many other publications.
Marita Berry – is a self-published fiction author who loves her family, exploring the meaning of life, chocolate, rainy days, salsa dancing, meditation and solitude.
Letitia Love, an independent author and screenwriter with three novels and more than ten short stories.
Michelle Lindo-Rice is the bestselling author of the "Able to Love" and "On The Right Path" series, an Emma Award Winner and a Vivian Award finalist.
Nanette Buchanan ~ Her preferred genre’ is women’s fiction or crime fiction, but readers will attest they all have suspense, mystery and a dramatic twist.
Alicia Evans ~ will be standing on the other side of the table at BARR - first time author of "I Deserve".
Dr. Daniel Black ~ Connie Briscoe
Keith Kareem Williams ~
Haikeem Stokes ~ Marita Berry ~
Tracee Lydia Garner ~
J.B. Vample ~ Letitia Love ~ S. F. Powell
Michelle Lindo-Rice ~ JA Faulkerson ~ Rev. Bettye Watson ~