The Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing will host An Exceeding Sun: The 21st Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Conference for Black Literature and Creative Writing. The conference is free and open to the public and will to take place April 7-9, 2011 on the campus of Chicago State University. For more information, visit the conference web site. Conference Highlights includes a list of the poets and authors reading and/or presenting at the conference. If you’re in the Chicago area next week, check it out.