I was there for the second installment of our series of Gil Scott-Heron panels. Next up, the Langston Hughes Center at Queens Library in New York.
The conference opened and closed for me with Jerry Ward. After dinner over at the Gladys Knight restaurant we returned to the hotel and found Jerry at the bar with Howard and Kenton Rambsy, Candice Love Jackson and others. Once the conference was over, Jerry and I dined at a Chinese place across from the hotel, having made our way past prom-going teens in tuxes and gowns, who contrasted interestingly with the large group of teens at the hotel for a girl's volleyball tournament.