Charleston County Public Library to host three panel discussions during 2019 Black Ink Festival

Are you an aspiring author, or just interested in learning more about what goes into writing and publishing a book? Join CCPL, in partnership with the Black Ink Festival, this October for a series of panel discussions.

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!

Wednesday, Oct. 2

So You Want to be Published…
5 p.m. at the Main Library, 68 Calhoun St.
Hear from representatives from Arbordale Publishing, USC Press, Arcadia Publishing, and Evening Post Books about what they look for in submissions and get a real-life glimpse into today’s publishing industry.

Self-Publishing 101
6:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 68 Calhoun St.
Learn tips and tricks from authors D. M. Brockington and Savannah J. Frierson about how to step into the world of self-publishing and hear insights on book designs and layouts, editing, marketing and distribution.

Friday, Oct. 4

Representation and Inclusivity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Friday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. at the Main Library, 68 Calhoun St.
Join authors Joyce Hansen and Angel Harriott and CCPL’s own librarian Deborah Wheeler in a discussion of diversity and inclusion in books for children and teens.

1 Comment

  1. Susan Master on September 28, 2019 at 12:17 am

    When will you have a list of authors who will be attending?

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