Performers and Hosts

Celebrate works written, spoken, or interpreted by local writers, hip-hop performers, artists, and poets of color. Free and open to all, Black Ink: Block Party & LitFest takes place Saturday, September 24, 2022


Engage in a literary activity that fits you! Listen to author reads, book talks, play excerpts, music, and poetry. Take a writing workshop or pitch a book. Play a game. Make a craft. Dance or shop!

Black Ink Vendors


Explore the marketplace. Discover crafts, original jewelry, unique items, and locally written books. Talk with authors, artisans, and sellers. Touch a police car or grab a snack at a food truck.


Come and engage with our community partners’ displays and activities. Get a free Kid I.D. Explore a fire engine. Talk to police officers and sheriff’s deputies. There’s so much to see and do!