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Local African-American Book Festival Debuts on 9/17

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Nearly 40 African-American authors will visit Burke High School for the inaugural Black Ink: Charleston African American Book Festival on September 17th.  The event will run from 1 pm to 5 pm and will feature a keynote address from Marcus Amaker, Charleston’s first poet laureate.

Featured authors include:

  • Alphonso Brown: Author of A Gullah Guide to Charleston: Walking Through Black History
  • Mattie Sanders:  Author of Look Beyond the Smile
  • Damon Fordham:  Author of True Stories of Black South Carolina
  • Sherman Pyatt: Author of Burke High School (1894-2006), Charleston, SC

In addition, the event will also include:

  • A workshop on writing and self-publishing
  • Spoken Word Poetry Slam
  • A panel featuring renowned African American authors

General admission to the event is FREE. Click here for more information.BlackInkFlyer

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