Charleston’s Black Ink Book Festival Returns Next Month

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

Black Ink 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.

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