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Celebrating Black literature: The Center for Black Literature and Culture’s 6th anniversary

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The Indianapolis Public Library is celebrating the sixth anniversary of the Center for Black Literature and Culture (CBLC) Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The library will commemorate CBLC’s creation and continued dedication to the resilient heritage and triumphs of people from the African diaspora.

The celebration will include speakers, activities and entertainment for all ages. The CBLC’s very own poet, Laureate Januarie York, will perform spoken word, and there will also be a panel discussion on women’s culture pertaining to health and wellness, entrepreneurship and community, featuring Oya Woodruff, chef and owner of The Trap, Nicole Kearney, CEO of Sip & Share Wines, and Tiffany Robinson, Inner Beauty director of life coaching and certified yoga trainer. Attendees can also enjoy the author showcase, music from DJIN4RED and the 360 Photobooth.

“The Center for Black Literature and Culture is a place for all to learn about contributors to the African Diaspora and for those born of African roots to see themselves reflected in powerful and positive ways. This event is a celebration of community, and I hope attendees leave inspired,” said Brynna Barnes of CBLC.

The CBLC is also inviting authors to share and sell their books at this event. This will also give them the opportunity to network with other authors, meet the public and promote books. To learn more, visit www.indypl.org. Applications to share and sell books close Sept. 28 at 5 p.m.


Contact staff writer Braxton Babb at (317) 762-7854 or by email at BraxtonB@IndyRecorder.com. Follow her on Twitter @BLIEVESHEWRITES. For more news on Black literature courtesy of the Indianapolis Recorder, click here.

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