A BEAUTIFUL BLEND OF POETRY, MUSIC, AND ART


 

POETRY

We're accepting poems for our premiere Scribes & Vibes ™ anthology. To be considered for publication, you may submit your original poetry; be sure to include the poem's title, your name (and pen name, if applicable), and a brief bio.

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Music

We're accepting music for our premiere Scribes & Vibes ™ anthology. To be considered for publication, you may submit your original music; be sure to include the song's title, your name (and stage name, if applicable), and a brief bio.

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Art

We're accepting fine art for our premiere Scribes & Vibes ™ anthology. To be considered for publication, you may submit your original art; be sure to include the artwork's title, your name (and pseudonym, if applicable), and a brief bio.

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11:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. • February 25, 2023

"Reimagine Your Library."

This Black History Month, we're hosting a Black History Festival with our friends at Central Library and you are cordially invited to LIBRARY OUT LOUD.

Join us for a celebration of the arts. The Black History Month Festival, which focuses on the theme "Sentiments of Sankofa," will celebrate history, heritage, and the humanities through spoken word, stories, and songs. 

Sentiments of Sankofa is an artistic response to Carter G. Woodson's call to revisit the contributions of African Americans. The interactive exhibition explores archival resources and the vital importance of Black cultural expression through the lens of Black Librarianship and the literary works of R. Gregory Christie.  

The program will be held in two parts and double as an African American Read-In. Looking back at Dr. Jerrie Cobb's call to see ourselves in books, we have set forth commemorate Black Authors. To ensure that Black voices and visions are heard, shared, and celebrated, we will shine a light on both literary luminaries and rising stars. The Rhythm & Rhymes ™ Read-In will place an emphasis on Black children's book writers and illustrators while the Scribes & Vibes ™ Read-In holds space for creators of fiction and creative nonfiction.


 

BOOKS COME IN ALL COLORS


 

READ WITH US

Books come in all colors when you shop Scribes & Vibes ™

Tap the link below to visit the Scribes & Vibes ™ Bookshop and discover the best books online.


 

TURN UP A BOOK


 

LISTEN TO YOUR BOOKS

Turn UP A Book! The message is loud and clear. 

Tap the link below to subscribe to Scribes & Vibes ™ Libro.fm Channel and listen to best-selling audiobooks.


 

FREE YOUR MIND


 

POWER TO THE READER

As freedom is first birthed in the mind, reading is a revolutionary act. 

Tap the link below to browse the Scribes & Vibes ™ Bookstore online and experience the sentiments of Sankofa.


 

A DIFFERENT KIND OF VIBE


 

"We help you make your mark in a world that would otherwise paint a picture of you as invisible, voiceless, and undeserving."

Scribes & Vibes ™ celebrates diversity and inclusion through the lens of literature, spoken word, instrumentation, performance, and fine art. Our integrated arts programs are designed to shape thoughts, build a sense of community, and open the door for meaningful dialogue while knocking down the walls that constrain commonality.

Heeding to the aesthetics of the New Negro Movement, Scribes & Vibes ™ aspires to render a renewed sense of racial pride, cultural self-expression, economic independence, and progressive politics by providing an impregnable platform for underrepresented communities to voice their feelings, ideas, and concerns. Our open mic platform mixes social commentary with collaborative arts integration, to draw attention to community needs while increasing recreational reading and creative expression. 

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Scribes & Vibes ™ community-based arts programs offer an array of opportunities to help the marginalized color outside the lines in efforts to erase hate and break down color barriers. Long story short, we help you make your mark in a world that would otherwise paint a picture of you as invisible, voiceless, and undeserving.

Scribes & Vibes ™ evolved on the ethos of "a safe space for the invisible to be seen and the voiceless to be heard is a well-deserved step for all walks of life." When you experience the Scribes & Vibes ™ vibe, you will come to see that with a little art in your heART, it is much easier to establish common ground.

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#LIBRARYOUTLOUD


  • Library Programming
  • Instructional Design
  • Informational Literacy
  • Library Outreach 
  • Public Relations

#thinkbeyondthebooks

REIMAGINE YOUR LIBRARY


 

"We teach librarians and library support staff how to think beyond the books and how to utilize programming to reinforce the library as a community locale."

Scribes & Vibes ™ has developed special events, storytimes, summer reading programs, art exhibits, author readings, book discussions, classes / informational programs, contests, movie programs, and/or musical programs to increase traffic and circulation at public libraries in Rockdale (Conyers, GA), DeKalb (Lithonia, GA, Stonecrest, GA, Decatur, GA), Pike (Zebulon, GA), and Fulton (Atlanta, GA) counties.

The Scribes & Vibes ™ LIBRARY OUT LOUD ™ initiative is deeply rooted in supreme verve and the keen ability to secure talent, identify funding resources, and provide library assessment tools to foster goodwill for public library branches.

Scribes & Vibes ™ specializes in crafting signature events for the following demographics:

  • Babies (0 - 24 months)
  • Toddlers (24 - 36 months)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 5 years)
  • School Age Children (5 - 12 years)
  • Tweens (10 - 12 years)
  • Teens (13 - 17 years)
  • Children of All Ages (0 - 17 years)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Families (All Ages)
  • Senior Citizens (55+)

We teach librarians and library support staff how to think beyond the books and utilize programming to reinforce the library as a community locale. LIBRARY OUT LOUD ™ services include idea generation, program development, graphic design, advertising and marketing, and staff development.

Our LIBRARY OUT LOUD ™ Train the Trainer series is designed to help library professionals understand the power of programming and sharpen core competency skills; including highlighting digital library collections, crafting instructional design for reference resources, and marketing and promotions for reader's advisory services.

Since 2022

"We're amplifying Black Voices and stimulating a strong Black Economy."

Scribes & Vibes ™ illustrates the arts from an economic perspective. To drive local economies, we steer community-based arts programs and public art initiatives that transform bookstores into people-centered public spaces. Albeit, enhancing the physical and visual aesthetics of bookstores with art exhibits and murals or accelerating access to performing, literary, and visual arts, we create an inclusive and inviting atmosphere by transforming public spaces into centers for the arts.

Derived from the notion of "We're amplifying Black Voices and stimulating a strong Black Economy," Scribes & Vibes ™ aspires to position The Black Bookstore Tour as a financial tool for both the local arts scene and Black-owned bookstores. Our goal is to create a supportive environment for Black entrepreneurs and innovators while providing a platform for Black creatives to establish common ground.

"We're brewing the arts at Starbucks Conyers."

Scribes & Vibes ™ illustrates the arts from an economic perspective. To drive local economies, we steer community-based arts programs and public art initiatives that transform commercial districts into people-centered public spaces. Albeit, enhancing the physical and visual aesthetics of coffee houses with art exhibits and murals or accelerating access to performing, literary, and visual arts, we create an inclusive and inviting atmosphere by transforming public spaces into centers for the arts.

Derived from the notion of "We're brewing the arts at Starbucks Conyers," Scribes & Vibes aspires to position Scribes & Vibes at Starbucks Conyers as a financial tool for both the local arts scene and the Conyers business district. Our goal is to create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators while providing a platform for diverse communities to establish common ground.

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Since 2020

"We're bringing storytime to Starbucks Conyers."

Rhythm & Rhymes ™ Storytime illustrates the arts through a literacy-rich experience. To shine a light on local educators and the importance of arts-based learning, we'll be popping up at select locations with community-based arts programs and public art initiatives that draw attention to early childhood education. Albeit, emphasizing the rhythm of language through music & movement and nursery rhymes or accelerating access to performing, literary, and visual arts, we create an inclusive and inviting multi-generational atmosphere by transforming public spaces into centers for the arts.

Derived from the notion of "We're bringing storytime to Starbucks Conyers," Scribes & Vibes ™ aspires to position Rhythm & Rhymes Storytime at Starbucks Conyers as an early learning tool for both the local arts scene and literacy advocates. Our goal is to create a supportive environment for early learners and the local arts scene while providing a platform for diverse communities to establish common ground.

Since 2009

"We're bringing the arts to Main Street America."

Scribes & Vibes ™ illustrates the arts from an economic perspective. To drive local economies, we steer community-based arts programs and public art initiatives that transform commercial districts into people-centered public spaces. Albeit, enhancing the physical and visual aesthetics of historic buildings with murals or accelerating access to performing, literary, and visual arts, we create an inclusive and inviting atmosphere by transforming public spaces into centers for the arts.

Derived from the notion of "We're bringing the arts to Main Street America," Scribes & Vibes ™ aspires to position LIVE on Main Street ™ as a financial tool for both the local arts scene and the downtown business district. Our goal is to create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators while providing a platform for diverse communities to establish common ground.

Feel The Vibes...

Energy is Everything! And we're always emitting peace, love, and positive vibes. Be sure to join @scribesandvibes on IG for a daily dose of good vibes. 💫