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Black Ink: The Charleston African American Book Festival
8/24/2016 12:40:54 PM

Nearly 40 African-American authors and hundreds of book club members and readers will converge at Burke High School for the 1st annual Black Ink: The Charleston African American Book Festival on September 17, 2016. The event is from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and will feature a keynote address from Marcus Amaker, Charleston's first poet laureate.

Featured authors include:

Alphonso Brown- Author of A Gullah Guide to Charleston: Walking Through Black History
Mattie Sanders- Author of Look Beyond the Smile
Damon Fordham- Author of True Stories of Black South Carolina
Sherman Pyatt- Author of Burke High School (1894-2006), Charleston, SC

In addition, highlights of the Festival include:

A Workshop on writing and self-publishing
Spoken Word Poetry Slam
A Panel featuring renowned African American authors

Black Ink: The Charleston African American Book Festival is sponsored by YWCA, the YMCA of Greater Charleston, and the Charleston Friends of the Library.

General admission to the event is FREE to the public and includes all author exhibits, featured author sessions, workshops/ seminars and entertainment.

The YWCA Greater Charleston strives to be the community's leading non-profit agency for empowering women, strengthening youth and families, and working toward racial justice.

The Charleston Friends of the Library, a non-profit volunteer organization, raises money through book sales to help fund Library services, equipment, training, materials and public programming.

YMCA Greater Charleston is a community-focused nonprofit established in 1844 with recreational programs & services for all ages.

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