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  • September 20, 2019

    2019 Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival | Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Memminger Auditorium, Charleston, SC

    The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival. The brainchild of Ms. Barbara Gathers, the Black Ink Book Festival is a project of the Charleston Friends of the Library, a nonprofit organization, in partnership with the City of Charleston’s MOJA Arts Festival and the College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI). The purpose of the festival is to support black writers, especially from South Carolina, by 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.

    Poet & Activist Nikki Giovanni

    RSJI has partnered with Black Ink to help bring keynote speaker Nikki Giovanni to the festival. RSJI will host a breakfast with Ms. Giovanni and twenty local students to discuss the arts and social justice.

    This year’s Black Ink Festival will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street, Charleston, SC. The festival is free and open to the public.

    There will also be a Black Ink Festival Welcome Reception on Friday, October 4, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Waterfront City Gallery, 34 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC. Tickets are $50.

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