Charleston’s Black Ink Book Festival: A Haven for Authors to Sell Books

The third annual Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Charleston County Public Library Main Branch (68 Calhoun St). The event is free and open to the public.

Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival is the city’s first annual celebration of African-American literature in the Charleston area and serves as a platform to support local Black writers. Black Ink creates a space for them to sell their work, discuss their craft, and expose readers of all ages to the great variety of African-American authors in the area. The event also attracts publishers, book clubs, libraries, and individual readers from the Lowcountry and nationwide. This year’s keynote speaker will be critically acclaimed author Terry McMillan.

Book signings, discussion sessions with featured authors, and a children’s corner are just a few of the exciting activities slated for Black Ink. More than 60 participating authors will be grouped according to genre.

The Charleston Friends of the Library are proud to present this year’s Black Ink Book Festival, along with the following sponsors:

  • The Library Foundation of the Lowcountry
  • Charleston County Public Library
  • South Carolina Humanities
  • The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
  • T-Mobile
  • King Street Marketing Group
  • Rotary Club of Charleston
  • YMCA of Greater Charleston
  • Green Law Offices
  • David Aylor Law Offices
  • Palmetto Surety Corporation
  • Corey Alston Gullah Sweetgrass Baskets

For more information, visit or contact Brittany Mathis at [email protected]

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