Festivals of black arts & ideas 2024 Schedule

Friday, August 2, 2024

James Baldwin's 100th Birthday Bash

Join us for the free, once-in-a-lifetime celebration of James Baldwin's 100th Birthday Bash!

Friday, August 23, 2024

Sip, Paint, & Spit: Open Mic Poetry Meets Paint

Join us for an intimate night of creative poetry, mask painting, and fine wine.

Saturday, August 24, 2024

Literary Lounge: Black Author Marketplace

Come support our talented community of writers and learn more about the stories behind the stories.

Saturday, August 24, 2024

Open Scribez: Open Mic Poetry Event

Get ready for a night of powerful spoken word and poetry performances. Will you take the stage?

Saturday, August 24, 2024

Writing Workshops and Information Sessions

Join us for this free opportunity to connect with fellow writers, gain valuable insights from pros, and take your writing to the next level.

Sunday, August 25, 2024

Shades of Poetry Artist Talk & Performance Showcase

Join us for an unforgettable event to honor James Baldwin's legacy beginning at with an in-depth artist talk led by Erika Roberts, followed by a music and spoken word showcase.