Skip to main content

A Celebration of Black Writers

Mon, 08/14/2023 - 16:53

The first of what is to be an annual Black Authors Festival, a celebration of Black writers from around the country, will be held on Saturday at noon at the Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor. The festival was founded by Verdel Jones, a writer and talk show host, and Darlene Williams, a writer, educator, and business owner, with the aim of "empowering people of all ages to pursue their dreams of authorship."

The festival's honorees are Kacy Duke, a celebrity personal trainer; Steve Perry, a writer, educator, and television personality; Patricia A. Turner, a professor and folklorist; Nicole Bolin, a stylist; Ni'Cola Mitchell, a writer and entrepreneur; Vivian L. King, an author and communications consultant; Thelma Sias, a retired business executive, and Regina Perry, a writer and community leader.

In addition to the honoring ceremony, the festival will offer food by Marc Bynum, a three-time champion on Food Network's "Chopped"; music by the Never Lose Touch Band; readings from select authors; "chess and cigars" with Maurice Williams, the author of "Bastard: From Prisoner to Professor," and a fashion show and vendor tables. 

V.I.P. tickets are $250. A separate after-party with D.J. Belal will happen at 4 p.m., for which tickets are $50. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Barack Obama Green Charter School in Plainfield, N.J., and Share Inform Enlighten, a nonprofit with a mission is to empower families with information and resources through educational programs.

Kith Sweet Treats at Carissa’s

Carissa's Bakery is teaming up with the fashion brand Kith to offer cereal-infused Kith's Treats ice cream at the bakery's Newtown Lane location.

Jul 11, 2024

News for Foodies 07.11.24

Two new restaurants in Montauk, a taco and tequila eatery in Southampton, and live music at Springs Tavern.

Jul 11, 2024

News for Foodies 07.04.24

The East Hampton Farmers Market has relocated, and music has come to Navy Beach and Gosman’s Dock in Montauk.

Jul 3, 2024

Your support for The East Hampton Star helps us deliver the news, arts, and community information you need. Whether you are an online subscriber, get the paper in the mail, delivered to your door in Manhattan, or are just passing through, every reader counts. We value you for being part of The Star family.

Your subscription to The Star does more than get you great arts, news, sports, and outdoors stories. It makes everything we do possible.