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BCWC 2023
Conference Schedule

This is last year's schedule.
2023 schedule will be updated soon.


Gala and Awards Ceremony

7:00pm - 10:00 pm

To kick off our first annual CLI conference, join us for an evening of gourmet hors d'oeuvres, poetry performances, an awards ceremony

& a musical performance by Juan Flautista. 

Sims Library of Poetry

2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles CA 90043


Morning Schedule: 

Welcome and TED Talks 

Taper Hall 102

Welcome and Invocation - Camari Carter Hawkins


Keynote Address - Hiram Sims

9:10am - 9:30am

CLI(que) Talk 1- Marquitta Lloyd

9:30am - 9:45am

CLI(que) Talk 2 - Alex Petunia

9:50am - 10:15am

CLI(que) Talk 3 - Conney Williams

10:20am - 10:35am

CLI(que) Talk 4 -Charisse Sims

10:40am - 10:55am


Break 10:55-11:05

Workshops (11:05am-12:00pm):


The Importance of Storytelling for

Minorities - Andy Sanchez

11:05am - 12:00pm

Taper Hall 114

Blues, Vibrations & Poetry: Finding the Rhythm in

Bim Bim Bim! - Tommy Domino

11:05am- 12:00pm

Taper Hall 116

Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch will be available at USC campus restaurants &
surrounding locations for purchase*


Afternoon Schedule: 



How Poets Make Money

Hiram Sims, Camari Carter-Hawkins, 

1:00pm - 1:55pm

Taper Hall 102

Breakout Sessions (choose one):

Writing as Healing- Ravina Wadhwani 

2:00pm  - 2:55pm 

Taper Hall Grass Area

Social Media for Poets- Camari Carter-Hawkins

2:00pm - 2:55pm

Taper Hall 114

2:55pm-3:00pm - Break

CLI TED Talks:

Taper Hall 102

CLI(que) Talk 5 - Cynthia Guardado

3:00pm - 3:15pm

CLI(que) Talk 6 - Karo Ska

3:15pm - 3:30pm 

Closeout with Hiram and Camari

3:30pm - 3:45pm

Guided Beach Writing Sessions:

Dockweiler Beach Fire Pits 


Writing & Workshop Session

Ravina Wadhwani/Andy Sanchez/Hiram Sims/Karo Ska

5:30pm - 6:30pm


Bonfire & Pizza:

7:30pm - 10:00pm or Whenever


Press Tabling Event & Book Pitches

(Students Pitching must arrive by 10am)


USC Founder's Park

Address: 3518 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles CA, 90089) 

10:00am - 1:00pm

Lunch: By Chef Lee

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Student Open Mic!

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Read Everyday - Write Everyday Book Release - Hiram Sims

3:30pm - 4:15pm

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