Scribes & Vibes presents The Black Bookstore Tour.
Join us for a celebration of the arts through live music, spoken word, artists talks, author readings, and open mic performances. The June 11, 2022 program focuses on the theme, "Instrumental Voices" in efforts to illustrate the the beauty and breadth of Black poets and music makers.
BLACK FIRST, AMERICA SECOND
"Amplify Black Voices."
The Black Bookstore Tour celebrates the cultural heritage of Black intellectuals and tastemakers through the lens of literary, performing, visual arts. To demonstrate our power in the publishing industry and ensure that Black buying power is utilized to strengthen Black-owned businesses and the communities that they serve, we have made the conscious decision to transform bookstores into safe spaces for community and culture.
Heeding to the aesthetics of Tracy Sherrod's call to Blackout bestsellers lists with Black voices, we aim to amply Black voices and a strong Black economy by combing resources and connecting Black publishing professionals with Black book clubs and creative communities.
THERESA THA SONGBIRD & GABBIE MCGEE TO HEADLINE AT ONYX BOOKSTORE CAFE
Grammy nominated poet Theresa tha Songbird and award-winning jazz vocalist Gabbie McGee headline upcoming Scribes & Vibes "Black Music Month" concert hosted by P. Monae at Onyx Bookstore Café in Covington. Call 470-207-1549 for open mic registration details.
The program, which includes live music and spoken word, takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public and concert goers are welcome to participate in both, the Authors Hour and the open mic portions of the program. The Bookstore & Chill vibes will commence at 1:00 p.m. with an open invitation for local authors to showcase and sell their work. The Scribes & Vibes open mic and concert series will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Onyx Bookstore Café
3301 Salem Road
Covington, GA 30016
Call 470-207-1549 or visit the bookstore to register for the open mic.
*This program is for informational, educational, and recreational purposes and the contents are not endorsed by any participating bookstore or bookstore owner.