Meet the Writers of Black Writers Week 2023 | Black Writers Week

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Charles is a longstanding member of the DC Film Society currently serving on the Publicity committee, a member in good standing of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), a voting member of the Black Reel Awards and a reviewing judge for the DC Shorts Festival.  He serves as the Features Programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival in nearby Columbia, MD


Craig D. Lindsey is a writer, critic and Dame Helen Mirren fan who has written for Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, The AV Club, Nashville Scene, Village Voice, Vulture, and other publications & outlets. He lives in Houston, Texas.


Sergio Mims passed away in 2022, but we are proud to reprint his work for this year’s Black Writers Week. To read more of his essential essays, interviews, and tributes, click here. 

Sergio Mims was a film critic and journalist and was the host and producer of the weekly Bad Mutha’ Film Show WHPK-FM (88.5PM Chicago) a screenwriter and appeared every week on the Movie Madness podcast on the Now Playing Network. He was also the co-founder and co-programmer of the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago which is one of the largest black festivals in the world. 

A former member of the Director’s Guild of America as an assistant director both here in Chicago and Los Angeles and Mims was also a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association and was also a commentator for Blu-ray DVDs for Vinegar Syndrome, Scorpion Releasing, Imprint Films, Kino Lorber and Arrow Films.

Republished Feature: Considering John Ford’s ‘Apology Western,’ Sergeant Rutledge


Sherin Nicole is an author, graphic artist, a film critic, and might be a covert agent. The CIA offered her a college scholarship, but Sherin is too secretive for espionage. After graduating from Howard University she worked in a variety of creative spheres, before continuing to grow the radio upstart she helped to launch. By day, she’s an agent provocateur as a brand and marketing specialist. By night, she writes fiction and produces content for the Geek Girl Riot show and, alongside the Black Reel Awards,, and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ).


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