Class Registration for 2020 is now open

Since the start of BLBW, we have worked with over 80 playwrights who have demonstrated their commitment to expand a diversity of diasporic experiences and thus, allowing audiences from a wide range of cultural backgrounds to see a reflection of themselves on and off stage. These plays have allowed artists and audiences to laugh, cry, unite and be consoled during these politically challenging times, bringing the true meaning to black lives matter.
At BLBW we are committed to develop, advocate and promote our BLBW writers and to demonstrate how necessary and important it is to have both authorship and ownership on our experiences.
We are excited to share our vision of 2020 with you and provide a detailed description of three exciting new classes. We are offer classes in Playwriting, Adapting Novels to Stage, and From Stage to Screen. 

Sign up and join the revolution.



7 Wednesdays 6:30pm-9:30pm

Jan 22-Mar 4

$280 (Student & Senior Rate $250)

This workshop for writers is designed to instruct those seeking to learn the craft of playwriting. Taught by BLBW Co-Founder and award-winning writer Reginald Edmund, this course will provide you with the essential tools to write a play that connects with audiences. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and this is an opportunity for you to learn how to share your story with the world. 


5 Thursdays 6:30pm -9:30pm

Feb 6- Mar 5

$310 (Student & Senior rate $275)  

Black novels have always been a testament to our history, from much-loved writers such as Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Walter Moseley, Octavia Butler, Earnest Gaines, and more. To expand the knowledge of our stories that exist and to preserve the legacy of our legendary writers, we will provide a series of classes on adapting novels to the stage.

Over the duration of 5 weeks, we will offer our BLBW writers, students and local community to explore the adaptation process. Led by experienced writers who will share their process and gently guide the participants through the re-telling of these beloved stories.


5 Sundays 6:30pm- 9:30pm

Jan 19-Feb 16

$275 (Student & Senior rate $215) 

This two-month course will provide our writers with an opportunity to learn the art of writing for tv and film by adapting their stage plays for the screen. Inspired by the success of stage adaptations to the screen such as Fences by August Wilson, Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Moonlight by Tarell Alvin McCraney, this workshop will offer our writers the opportunity to learn from talented Black television and film writers providing them with the chance to discover their inner film-maker as well to diversify and broaden their career opportunities.