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Summer Soiree At B. Smith’s In Sag Harbor Celebrates Literary Magazine’s Legacy

Originally Posted: August 05, 2011

Author Grace F. Edwards will appear at African Voices gala at B. Smith’s Restaurant in Sag Harbor. (Courtesy Photo: African Voices)

Artist and Author Danny Simmons will also attend. (Courtesy Photo: African Voices)

Sag Harbor - On Friday, August 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., African Voices, the premiere Black literary arts magazine, and B. Smith's Restaurant in Sag Harbor, will host a summer soirée to honor the publication's 19 years of service to the arts. The event is a fundraising reception for African Voices, a non-profit literary magazine that sponsors author readings, artistic programs for youth, the Reel Sisters Film Festival and other cultural events. Tickets are $100 (includes hors d'oeuvres). African Voices guests can enjoy a special prix fixe menu for $24.99!

Enjoy an evening of poetry, music and magic at an exciting soirée featuring special guest artists Danny Simmons, author of "I Dreamed My People Were Calling But I Couldn't Find My Way Home;" Ekere Tallie, author of "Mother Nature: Thoughts on Nourish Your Body, Mind, and Spirit During Pregnancy and Beyond," and Layding Kaliba, author of "In the Absence of God" and executive publisher of African Voices. Sag Harbor locals Grace F. Edwards, an award-winning mystery writer, and Lora Tucker, author of "Writes of Passage," will contribute to the evening of artistry and creativity. Edwards will read excerpts from her newly released novel "The Blind Alley."

Founded in 1992, African Voices publishes fine art and literature by artists of color and has showcased the work of more than 700 original voices. Come and meet the publisher and editors of this historic magazine! In addition to publishing new writers and artists, the magazine has published such notable writers as Sonia Sanchez, Junot Díaz, Ngugu wa Thiong'o, Elizabeth Alexander, Walter Mosley and Lucille Clifton, among others. African Voices is currently featured in the July/August 2011 issue of Writer's Digest.

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