Black Speculative Fiction Month Starts Oct. 1

This month, our writer and artist friends are hitting the streets of Ohio in support of their projects. Here’s where you can find them:

Author/playwright Roger Collins will be signing copies of his debut novel Cities of Glass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Norwood.

Comic book writer Aziza The Graphic Novelist will be selling print copies of her webcomics The Kaaiman’s Cry and Locket of Devise on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. You can also catch her at Zinecinnati 2022 on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Clifton.

Musician/artist (and Midwest BSFA member) Napoleon Maddox presents L’ouverture de Toussaint, featuring the Burnt Sugar Arkestra, during the annual UnderWorld Black Arts Festival on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine.

Meetup for Black Fae Day 2022

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Black Fae Day meetup! The rain held off and we were able to frolic in Mt. Airy Arboretum without worrying about getting soaked. 🧚🏾🧚🏾‍♀️🧚🏾‍♂️ We looked around for a different place to hold this year’s meetup but ultimately decided to go back to the Arboretum – it really is the PERFECT place for this kind of event. Thanks to our amazing photographers Teddie Parker of Teddie P, Co., Salim Williams of NyteVisions Photography, Brittney Johnson of Happy Bubbles Images and Aren Hageman-Johnson! (Note: Photos will be posted here as we receive them.)

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