Thank you to the writers and DC Black Pride 2012!

Our panel prepares...

We had a great Fire & Ink Presents! at DC Black Pride 2012. Thank you to the writers and readers who came, spoke, read, informed, learned and led. We appreciate you!

Fire & Ink Presents! at DC Black Pride!

Fire & Ink Presents! at DC Black Pride 2012: “Why Do You Write/Read and How Do You Succeed?” Join panelists Rashid Darden, LaToya Hankins, J. Renee LaCour, Spectra Speaks, Red Summer, T’Ego and Dwayne Vernon as they discuss what motivates them to produce work, and how the books they read and the lives they live inform their writing in terms of subject matter, style, form, target audience and other literary choices. Moderated by Fire & Ink co-president Steven G. Fullwood. Hosted by Fire & Ink!

Location: Hyatt Regency (DC Black Pride host hotel), room Congressional A, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW (2 blocks from Union Station near the Capitol), Washington, DC 20001

Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012

Free!

Fall in Love: An Erotic Reading and Fundraiser

Fire & Ink invites you to

Fall in Love: An Erotic Reading and Fundraiser

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 7-10 pm
213 Taaffe Place, #114
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Enjoy a fun-filled evening of food, festivities, music and a special reading featuring

CHERYL CLARKE, CHERYL BOYCE-TAYLOR, REGINALD HARRIS, HERUKHUTI,

G. WINSTON JAMES, ANA-MAURINE LARA, MINGUS and JADE FOSTER of CEREUS ARTS!

For your visual stimulation artist CHARLY DOMINGUEZ will be showing (and selling) original paintings commissioned for this special event.

There will also be a silent auction and a chance to win a bundle of black queer books to take home!

$25 in advance or at the door!

Hosted by Lisa C. Moore and Steven G. Fullwood,

President and Vice President of the Board of Fire & Ink

For more information, contact Steven at stevengfullwood@gmail.com!

 

Thank you, Triangle Pride!

We had a great time at Triangle Black Pride in Raleigh, NC on July 30, 2011. The author/publishers featured, Uriah Bell, Zelda Lockhart and Morei Robinson, had a lot to share about the different kinds of publishing available to new and aspiring writers. We had such a good time we forgot to take pictures! Also, we send a big thank you to our hosts Toya Hankins, Akil Sémaj Campbell and Nina Ricci at Triangle Black Pride who made us feel so welcomed!

Fire & Ink Presents! Triangle Black Pride

“By Any Means Necessary: How Black LGBT Writers Get Published.” Join panelists Uriah Bell, Zelda Lockhart and Morei Robinson as they discuss a history of black LGBT publishing, and the differences between traditional publishing, self-publishing, print-on-demand and electronic publishing. Bring your questions! Moderated by Lisa C. Moore and hosted by Fire & Ink!

Marriott Crabtree Valley Hotel, Salon C—Wolfpack Room, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27612.

12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011; free!

Thank you, Memphis Pride!

Fire & Ink board members Lisa C. Moore and Anthony Hardaway

A big thank you to everyone who came to learn more about Fire & Ink, donated to Fire & Ink, and gathered books written by black LGBTQ authors. We appreciate your love!

Thank you, Newark-Essex Black Pride!

Check out the fabulous recap of Fire & Ink Presents! at Newark-Essex Black Pride last night in Newark, NJ. Great crowd, great writers, great conversations!

Fire & Ink Presents! at Newark-Essex Black Pride, June 7, 2011

Thank you, DC Black Pride!

Bettina Judd

Thanks to everybody who came out to Fire & Ink Presents! at DC Black Pride. We had a great crowd, and some really, really good questions about the importance of reading and writing. A big thanks especially to our panelists, Yolo Akili, Aaron Anson, Jade Foster, Bettina Judd, Michelle Sewell and Alan Sharpe, for sharing their wonderful insights into their creative processes.

Bettina Judd and Aaron Anson

Alan Sharpe

Jade Foster speaks of poetry

Yolo Akili breaks it down

Fire & Ink Presents! Newark-Essex Black Pride

“Why Do You Write/Read and How Do You Succeed?” Join panelists Cheril N. Clarke, Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene, John Keene, Tawanna Sullivan, and Rev. Kevin E. Taylor as they discuss what motivates them to produce work, and how the books they read and the lives they live inform their writing in terms of subject matter, style, form, target audience and other literary choices. These authors will also tackle the complex question of what “success” means to them as individuals, artists and educators in today’s literary and media marketplace and how they are striving to achieve that success. Moderated by Darnell Moore, and hosted by Fire & Ink!

Essex County College, Main Bldg. (entrance on MLK Blvd.), 4th level Multipurpose Room, 303 University Ave., downtown Newark, NJ 07102.

7 p.m. June 7, 2011; free!

Fire & Ink Presents! DC Black Pride

“Why Do You Write/Read and How Do You Succeed?” Join panelists Yolo Akili, Aaron Anson, Jade Foster, Bettina Judd, Michelle Sewell and Alan Sharpe as they discuss what motivates them to produce work, and how the books they read and the lives they live inform their writing in terms of subject matter, style, form, target audience and other literary choices. These authors will also tackle the complex question of what “success” means to them as individuals, artists and educators in today’s literary and media marketplace and how they are striving to achieve that success. Moderated by Lisa C. Moore, and hosted by Fire & Ink!

Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamilton Ballroom, 1001 14th St. NW (corner of 14th & K St. NW), Washington, DC 20005

Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011; free!