January and February 2023 Book Programming

January and February 2023 Book Programming

Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival is the first and only annual celebration of African American literature in the Charleston area. 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 of all ages.


Dr. Consuela Francis Reading Circle

Dr. Consuela Francis Reading Circle is scheduled for Thursday, January 19th at 6:30pm EST via Zoom.  We will be discussing, Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.


AAST Faculty Book Celebration (Postponed)

Faculty book Celebration with Gary Jackson and Mari Crabtree on Thursday, January 26th at 5pm EST


An Evening with Tara Bynum

Join us as we host Dr. Tara Bynum on Tuesday, February 7 at 7pm EST. She will speak on her recent book release Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America.

MUSEUM TOURS: The Avery Research Center is currently open for guided tours by appointment and self-guided tours on selected days.

OPEN HOUSE: The Avery Research Center currently offers self-guided tours on the second Wednesday of the month. Advance registration required.

ARCHIVES: Researchers must schedule a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment.

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