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In the interest of the safety of our audiences and artists, the 2020 MOJA Arts Festival will mostly present virtual programs throughout the month of October. Educational outreach efforts will continue throughout the balance of the calendar year. Details of specific programs will be posted as they are finalized here and on the calendar, as well as on MOJA’s Facebook page.

Literary events in the past have included Black Ink: The Charleston African-American Book Festival; the 2018 MOJA Festival  forged partnerships with the inaugural Free Verse Festival and the NEA Big Read to present an incredible lineup of literary events.  Annual offerings include a poetry and storytelling series with numerous local and regional poets such as Carolos Johnson and the Speak Freely Foundation, Damon Fordham, Regina Duggins, Horace Mungin, and many others.  Other featured literary events are our annual Swahili Workshop, outreach in local schools with a 4th Grade Readout day and Children’s programming at the main branch library.