Black Ink festival
is seeking authors

Black Ink, Charleston's African-American book festival, is seeking published black authors to participate.

The mission of Black Ink is to support local black writers, creating a space for them to promote and share their work and discuss their craft. The third annual festival is scheduled for Sept. 8 at the Charleston County Public Library.

Last year’s festival featured more than 50 authors and included a keynote address from Newberry Award-winning author Kwame Alexander. More than 500 readers attended.

Local published authors interested in applying should email with their contact information and their latest book titles.

Black Ink is presented by the Charleston Friends of the Library. Sponsoring organizations include the YMCA and YWCA of Greater Charleston and the College of Charleston's Avery Research Center.

Columbia writer
publishes 'Musings'

Columbia-based author Susan Stoney Graham has published "Ethereal Musings: A Private Collection of Prose and Poetry."

The $14.95 hardcover is available from online retailers.

The book begins with a philosophical discourse among a cast of muses, each of whom offers an individual perspective of humanity's purpose on Earth. The section is followed by a series of related poems.

—Adam Parker

Contact Adam Parker at or 843-937-5902.