Black Ink Festival celebrates local, black authors

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CHARLESTON, SC (PRESS RELEASE) – The third annual Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival kicks off Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Charleston County Public Library Main Branch 68 Calhoun St. The event is free and open to the public.

Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival 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. 

The King Street Marketing Group and the Charleston Friends of the Library are pleased to announce a special reception for Black Ink’s featured speaker Terry McMillan on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Halls Signature Events.

During Friday night’s reception, you’ll meet NY Times Best-selling Author Terry McMillan, and enjoy wines from Hall’s award-winning collection. The Chef will prepare excellent charcuterie and fresh local breads, and the first 150 tickets sold will receive copy of McMillan’s newest book, “I Almost Forgot About You”.

A portion of ticket sales benefits the Charleston Friends of the Library.

Tickets for the Friday evening reception can be purchased here.

For more information on Black InK, visit

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