Charleston’s Black Ink welcomes best-selling novelist Beverly Jenkins

Provided by: Black Ink Book Festival

The 6th annual Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival will return this January as a virtual event. The 3-day festival is free to the public and features dozens of African American authors, plus workshops for writers and programs for readers.

Black Ink has also announced best-selling romance novelist Beverly Jenkins as keynote speaker for their 2022 event. Jenkins is the recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance and has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature.

Black Ink has also planned a special preview event. On Thursday, October 14th at 7:00 p.m.,  join a Fall into Romance virtual conversation with Romance authors Rochelle Alers, Vanessa Riley and Jacquelin Thomas. The writers will share their experiences in the publishing industry and the challenges and triumphs that have shaped their careers. The event will be streamed from Black Ink Book Festival’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

The Black Ink Festival is hosted by the Charleston Friends of the Library in partnership with the Charleston County Public Library and the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. For more information, visit