2019

AUTHORS

Marcus Amaker • Shelia Anderson • Perry Ashe • Tracy Bailey • Pamela Smalls Ball • D. M. Brockington • Alphonso Brown • Esaunta Buncomb • Victoria Champaigne • Odell Cleveland • Cocktail Bandits (Taneka Reaves and Johnny Caldwell) • Jacquelyn H. Colleton-Akins • Yvonne Commodore • Sheronda Davis • Bridget Dewees • Nishika Edwards • Terrance Elmore • Chenae Erkerd • Yulanda Florence • Savannah J. Frierson • Daphnie Glenn • Rozalynn Goodwin • Tamia Gore-Felton • Anthony Green Jr. • Shonia Hagood-Polite • Kendra Ham • Joyce Hansen • Angel Harriott • Donna Huger • Christina Johnson • Lori Johnson • Nadine Johnson • Edward Keith • Anthony Kelly • Amanda Lynch• Shiela Martina • Lillie Mazyck • Deanna McNeil • Quanie Miller • Ryan Milling • Savannah Mitchell • Quincy Montgomery • Malik Muhammad • Horace Mungin • Rachel Neal • Michael Nolan • Edith Oldham • Neal Owens • Terrain Chambers Reeves • Sonja Rhodes • Linda Robinson • Sallie Ann Robinson • Lenora Robinson-Mitchell • Mattie P. Sanders • Jessse Taylor • Kim L. Walton • Olivia Washington • Kenneth Yates • Odessa Young •Marcus Amaker • Shelia Anderson • Perry Ashe • Tracy Bailey • Pamela Smalls Ball • D. M. Brockington • Alphonso Brown • Esaunta Buncomb • Victoria Champaigne • Odell Cleveland • Cocktail Bandits (Taneka Reaves and Johnny Caldwell) • Jacquelyn H. Colleton-Akins • Yvonne Commodore • Sheronda Davis • Bridget Dewees • Nishika Edwards • Terrance Elmore • Chenae Erkerd • Yulanda Florence • Savannah J. Frierson • Daphnie Glenn • Rozalynn Goodwin • Tamia Gore-Felton • Anthony Green Jr. • Shonia Hagood-Polite • Kendra Ham • Joyce Hansen • Angel Harriott • Donna Huger • Christina Johnson • Lori Johnson • Nadine Johnson • Edward Keith • Anthony Kelly • Amanda Lynch• Shiela Martina • Lillie Mazyck • Deanna McNeil • Quanie Miller • Ryan Milling • Savannah Mitchell • Quincy Montgomery • Malik Muhammad • Horace Mungin • Rachel Neal • Edith Oldham • Neal Owens • Terrain Chambers Reeves • Sonja Rhodes • Linda Robinson • Sallie Ann Robinson • Lenora Robinson-Mitchell • Mattie P. Sanders • Jessse Taylor • Kim L. Walton • Olivia Washington • Kenneth Yates • Odessa Young •

2019

PROGRAM

Friday, October 4, 2019

Join the kickoff for the fourth annual Black Ink, Charleston’s African American Book Festival, at a reception on Friday, October 4. It will be held at the beautiful City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, from 6-8 p.m. All festival presenting authors have been invited, so this reception will make for a great opportunity to network and connect with authors one-on-one. Food will be presented by Barbara Nwokike’s Taste of Gullah. A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased here

Saturday, October 5, 2019

 

11 am - 5 pm, Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street  

The Charleston African-American Book Festival is the first and only annual celebration of African-American literature in the Charleston area. Now in its fourth year, Black Ink serves as a platform to support local Black writers, creating a space for them to share their work, discuss their craft, and expose readers of all ages to the great variety of African-American authors in the area. With the support of community-conscious sponsors Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival will impact the lives of hundreds of readers, both young and old.

Black Ink is a project of the Charleston Friends of the Library in partnership with the City of Charleston's MOJA Arts Festival and the College of Charleston's Race and Social Justice Initiative. The festival is free to the public and will include hundreds of books for sale, vendor exhibits, a keynote address, and more!

 

Nikki Giovanni, the world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator, will be featured as the keynote speaker at this fall’s Black Ink, Charleston’s African American book festival. One of the most widely read American poets, Giovanni has written more than two dozen books, including volumes of poetry, illustrated children’s books, and three collections of essays. The Academy of American Poets voted Giovanni #1 poet for the spring of 2007. She has received 21 honorary doctorates and a host of other awards, including Woman of the Year titles from three different magazines and the Governors’ Awards in the Arts from both Tennessee and Virginia.

The keynote address will take place at 2 pm during the festival. Admission is free; registration required. Reservations can be made here. Space is limited.

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