Center for Black Literature

The mission of the Center for Black Literature (CBL) is to expand, broaden, and enrich the public’s knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of the value of black literature (through programs that build an audience for the reading, discussion, and critical analysis of contemporary black literature and that serve as a forum for the research and study of black literature). The Center convenes and supports various literary programs and events such as author signings, writing workshops, panel discussions, conferences, and symposia. Location: 1534 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216 Tel: (718) 804-8883, email: