Bringing Literary Realness to the South Side of Chicago!
Old Black Magic ...READS!
February 5, 2017
We are bringing together Generations and Genres in this unique collaborative event with AMFM Gallery.  This event will showcase all things spiritual, magical, eclectic, country, religious, & mojoesque that you can find throughout the literary African Diaspora.

featuring Authors and Spoken Word Artists:

Yusuf Ali El
Ameedah Mawalin
Jacqueline Miller
The Earth Center
Crystal Randal 
Karen Ford 
William Griggs
Kira Caillouet
Tina Jenkins Bell
Storie Devereaux
Philippa Norman
Larissa Johnson & more!

The Soulful Chicago

*  Concluding Sacred Jazz Vespers with the Music Ministry of Reformation Church Chicago, others
*  Over 50 Black  authors and their books

*  Continuous showing of the PBS documentary: "Black History Since MLK-And Still I Rise" by Dr. Henry Louis Phil Gates​

*  1st Annual Conversation on RESURGENT WHITENESS & BLACK THEOLOGY with Dr. Walter McCray, author of "African Presence in the Bible" & "Pro Christ, Pro Cross & Pro Black"  interviewed by Afro Lutheran Chicago Matters with Dr. Margaret King of Chicago State University

* Opening VIP Breakfast with leading lawyers and judges of the Cook County Bar Association

The beautiful Beverly writiers of F.L.O.W (For the Love Of Writing) will not only be performing from there book "Revising the Psalm," at our Old Black Magic event, but they will be coordinating the worksop component of the Soulful Chicago Book Fair!  And if that wasn't enough, they are creating the book fair's Publisher's Pavillion where writers can network and connect with larger companies that can assist with wider distribution and more.
  J.Kwest lives in the space between soul music and  souls  period. As an artist, this Chicago native and Morehouse Man; Pastor, advocate, and  EMMY  Award winner has used his unique rhythm to tell stories of deep meaning inside and out of the church.

July 16, 2017
Main Book Fair Features
Stay Tuned for the Soulful Chicago CHILDREN'S Book Fair in Roseland this May!

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