Art & Literature

Local Minister Publishes New Book

The everyday world of Al Capers encompasses a lot of people from the Tri-County area of Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties, and beyond, but that is soon to change. As of July 2017, Rev. Dr. Alex Capers, Sr. is now known as a worldwide author with the penning of his new book READY FOR BATTLE,…

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Native of Charleston Recognized As #1 Best Selling Author

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Baltimore Maryland – Indie Legacy Author Awards nominated local author Karen Wright-Chisolm for co-author of the year for her chapter written in the #1 Best Selling Anthropology Book entitled-  “Camouflaged Sisters – Silent No More”. The Indie Author Legacy Awards (IALA) is the only of its kind, honoring modern…

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Charleston’s Poet Laureate announces Free Verse, the city’s first poetry festival

Charleston, SC’s first poet laureate, Marcus Amaker, and the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs announce Free Verse: Charleston’s first poetry festival. The festival’s mission is to uplift the community by providing eclectic poetry events and workshops at multiple venues in Downtown and West Ashley. Amaker will collaborate with the Charleston County School District…

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AAMBC Awards Will Honor Acclaimed Poet Nikki Giovanni

The ninth annual AAMBC Literary Awards will be held in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The featured highlight is the Maya Angelou Lifetime achievement award being presented to acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni. AAMBC creator Tamika Newhouse says it is a dream to honor Giovanni and to bring her to the show’s home of…

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Smithsonian’s National Museum Of African American History And Culture Opens “More Than A Picture” May 5

More than 150 photographs and related objects will be on display in the exhibition “More Than a Picture: Selections From the Photography Collection at the National Museum of African American History and Culture” opening May 5. This will be the first exhibition opening in the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Special Exhibitions…

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The Law of Attraction

By Patrice Smith Sheila Savannah Johnson and Tamara Derricotte Rios have been friends for over 30 years and they share a love of writing. “I give credit to my older sisters Tommie Green, a well-known radio entertainer and Carlie Townsend, who wrote poems and plays that I got to act in when I was little.…

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Two Authors with Lowcountry Connections Debut New Books

By Hakim Abdul-Ali I recently received review copies of two superb new books by established writers who have bona fide roots in the greater Lowcountry area. Their diverse books are epic in literary presentations because they tell unique and bold stories that will hold your attention to the very last page. One of the books…

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Charleston Artistic Icon Jonathan Green, Lifelong Theatre Supporters Sam and Nancy Stafford to be Honored with Aston Honors

Renowned Charleston artist Jonathan Green and lifelong supporters of The Footlight Players Sam and Nancy Stafford will be honored on Thursday, May 11 at the second annual Anthony Aston Honors Gala. The Footlight Players handed out the first Anthony Aston Honors award last year to former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley and Charleston theater veterans…

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VOLCANO WOMAN is a bonafide hit!

Drawn by Black teen illustrator Crystal Crossley Woke Comics’s highly anticipated new comic book “VOLCANO WOMAN” is doing break out business that many in the industry hadn’t expected.  Comics featuring Black super-heroes are rarely successful, especially when the lead is female. But even the most die-hard comic fans would be hard pressed to find a…

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