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    Memphis Black Writers' Conference & Southern Film Festival. The Memphis Black Writers Conference & Southern Film Festival features: Authors and Actors Panels, Poetry Readings, Children's Story Time, Young Writers Workshops, Art Exhibits, and an International Film Festival.

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