BARR is a two-day literary conference that offers readers the opportunity to meet and mingle with new, emerging and nationally recognized African American authors from all writing genres, and offers authors the opportunity to greet old friends,  meet new readers and sell their works.

Though BARR's focus is on authors of color, because they are traditionally underserved by the publishing industry, the conference is open to everyone.

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  • Occurs Friday, October 4th, 2019 — all day
  • Occurs Saturday, October 5th, 2019 — all day


Harborside Hotel

6400 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745