Art & Literature

Charleston native publishes children’s textbook on African history

Angel Harriott, Charleston native and Burke High School alumna, recently published a textbook and workbook for children to teach them about a rich legacy of African history and contributions prior to enslavement. In this first volume of the series, “Journey to Nubia and Kemet: Exploring African History, Culture and Contributions”, Harriott uses a compilation of…

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Student Darius Kelly wins That BIG Book Sale design competition

The Charleston Friends of the Library, in partnership with the Art Institute of Charleston, launched its 4th annual That BIG Book Sale design competition last month.  This year’s winner is student Darius Kelly who impressed the four judges with his incredible design that is literally “out of this world”. “The poster competition is part of…

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Charleston’s Poet Laureate announces Free Verse poetry festival schedule

Charleston, SC’s first poet laureate, Marcus Amaker, and the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs have announced the schedule of Free Verse: Charleston’s first poetry festival. The festival’s calendar of events includes several highlights: a youth poetry slam at The Gaillard Center (presented by The Charleston Gaillard Education Initiative) on Sept. 29, a poetry…

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Award-winning Author Kwame Alexander Will Headline Local Black Book Festival

Kwame Alexander, New York Times-bestselling author and 2015 Newberry Medal recipient, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival. Alexander will join at least 50 black authors and hundreds of readers for the second annual festival on September 23, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Main…

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Renowned International Artist and City of Charleston Ambassador for the Arts Announces World Premiere Event

Celebrated international artist and City of Charleston Ambassador for the Arts, Jonathan Green is pleased to announce Jonathan Green’s “Requiem for Rice”, presented in collaboration with the International African American Museum. Jonathan Green’s “Requiem for Rice” is a musical tribute to honor and recognize posthumously the scores of enslaved Africans upon whom the infrastructure of…

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Author Curtis Inabinett, Jr., Receives National Recognition

The Annual 2017 Florida Authors and Publishers Association Presidential Book Awards recognized “The Legendary Florida A & M University Marching Band, The History Of The Hundred,” by Curtis Inabinett, Jr., in the categories of Adult Non-Fiction, and Biography as a Silver, and Bronze medal winner. Hosted by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, this prestigious national…

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College of Charleston Students Use Classroom Lessons to Launch Arts Non-profit

By Emily Upshur, cofc.edu Two College of Charleston students have taken their classroom lessons out into the real world, launching a non-profit to support new musicians. Started by students Cody Dixon and Julian Harrell, S.O.U.L. (Sounds of Universal Love) Power Productions is essentially a record label without the for-profit mission. Its primary goal is to enable…

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