Black Ink: LitFest celebrates works written, spoken, or interpreted by writers, musicians, artists, and performers of color. Free and open to all ages.

Black Ink takes place Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10:45am to 4:00pm.

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!


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!

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