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Featured Authors

Nanette Buchanan
Cynthia Hammer
Eric Fullilove
Katrina Smith
Sandra Gamble
Kimmie Ellison
Dr. Sharon Adams
Kengi Stevenson
Will Davis

Miracle Chavis

Join us for an exciting in-person event at the Bennettsville Community Center in Bennettsville, SC! The 2024 Black Authors Lab and Book Festival is a celebration of diverse voices and literary talent. Authors this year are coming in from Los Angeles, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Discover a world of captivating stories, insightful discussions, and inspiring workshops led by renowned black authors. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you explore a wide range of books, from fiction to poetry, memoirs to children's literature and a youth poetry contest.


Engage with your favorite authors, ask burning questions, and gain valuable insights into their creative process. Whether you're an avid reader, aspiring writer, or simply looking for a unique cultural experience, this festival is not to be missed!

We all know that knowledge is power, and I’m grateful to be part of an event that inspires young children to recognize the importance of reading while encouraging them to tap into their writing abilities. Chances are some of the kids at this year’s Festival might be among our featured writers down the road.

Mark your calendars and make your way to the Bennettsville Community Center on 714 N Marlboro St, Bennettsville, SC 29512, USA. Prepare to be inspired, entertained, and uplifted by the incredible works of black authors. We can't wait to see you there!

Scenes from our first event

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