Hidden Charm Press

Hidden Charm Press Celebrating the creative mojo of Black women writers A small press publishing the poetry, memoir, and social commentary of Black women. Mignon Ariel King also edits HCP's online sister journal MoJo!

which was founded in 2008.

03/29/2020

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Happy Birthday, Rita Dove!!!
08/29/2019
Rita Dove | Biography, Books, & Facts

Happy Birthday, Rita Dove!!!

Rita Dove, American poet, writer, and teacher who was the first African American to serve as poet laureate of the United States (1993–95). Her poems often centered on family life and personal struggle, addressing the larger social and political dimension of the black experience primarily by indire...

04/22/2019

Hello, Friends! Hundreds of people have shared the link to the current online issue of "MoJo!" here on FB or shared via e-mail or PMed me encouraging messages. Thank you so much! You are the reason HCP and I are hanging in there!

Black Myself: Rhiannon Giddens Forms Supergroup ‘Our Native Daughters’ and Reclaims the Soul of Country Music
02/02/2019
Black Myself: Rhiannon Giddens Forms Supergroup ‘Our Native Daughters’ and Reclaims the Soul of Country Music

Black Myself: Rhiannon Giddens Forms Supergroup ‘Our Native Daughters’ and Reclaims the Soul of Country Music

Four women. In 1966, Nina Simone famously sang the strikingly diverse yet intersecting narratives of four fictional-but-unforgettable black women. Now, four women who could be considered Simone’s spiritual daughters—award-winning musician and composer Rhiannon Giddens, acclaimed neo-folk singer-...

01/03/2019

Open submissions for the online journal "MoJo!"
1/7/19 - 3/15/19

New from "MoJo!" writer (and Food Temptress) Rekaya Gibson!
12/02/2017
100 Writing Prompts Inspired by Social Media

New from "MoJo!" writer (and Food Temptress) Rekaya Gibson!

100 Writing Prompts Inspired by Social Media offers scenarios and sentences to jump-start the writing process. Some prompts don’t require much time while others take longer. Most will resonate with you from seeing a status, video or meme on social media. Let’s get started writing!

Margie Shaheed will be reading from "Tongue Shakers..." (Hamilton Books, 2017) at the New York Public Library next week....
09/26/2017
Author @ the Library presents Margie Shaheed of Tongue Shakers: Interviews and Narratives on Speaking Mother Tongue in a Multicultural Society

Margie Shaheed will be reading from "Tongue Shakers..." (Hamilton Books, 2017) at the New York Public Library next week. October 5th at 6pm.

Her book "Playground: poems" (2015) won the 2014 HCP chapbook contest. She will be in Massachusetts in two weeks. Check back for details.

https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/10/05/author-library-presents-margie-shaheed-tongue-shakers-interviews-and

Margie Shaheed is a community poet and writer.

11/12/2016

The Hidden Charm Press nominees for the 2017 Pushcart Prize are:

1. "Ode to Joy" by Marcie Eanes
2. "Selfies" by Marcie Eanes
3. "Unequal Among Women" by Rekaya Gibson
4. "Belief" by Meredith King
5. "Unsolicited Advice on How to Love Your Husband: Granny." by Brittany Rogers
6. THE DUSTING by Robin G. White

All poems are from the "Extra Mojo! #2" anthology. Thank you to all the HCP writers who make the press a true labor of love!

"Extra MoJo! # 2" is now on sale!  This is the second print anthology derived from the online journal of Black women's p...
10/04/2016
Extra MoJo! #2: an anthology of Black women's poetry and flash memoir (Extra MoJo! Anthologies) (Volume 2)

"Extra MoJo! # 2" is now on sale! This is the second print anthology derived from the online journal of Black women's poetry and memoir, "MoJo!"

https://www.amazon.com/Extra-MoJo-anthology-womens-Anthologies/dp/0692768467/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475604097&sr=1-1&keywords=extra+mojo+%232

An anthology of 12 Black women's poems and flash memoir. The works are selected from the online journal "MoJo!" (which stands for "MAPS-ONE Journal"...Memoir and Poetry Sisterhood of New England).

Kimbilio Nurtures Black Writers | Poets and Writers
03/14/2016
Kimbilio Nurtures Black Writers | Poets and Writers

Kimbilio Nurtures Black Writers | Poets and Writers

Now in its third year, the annual Kimbilio fiction writers retreat provides “an oasis, a sort of freeing space, where nobody has to apologize for being their black self or writing about black people.”

Frances Harper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
03/07/2016
Frances Harper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frances Harper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (September 24, 1825 – February 22, 1911) was an African-American abolitionist, suffragist, poet and author. She was also active in other types of social reform and was a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, which advocated the federal government taking a rol…

Regina King Has So Many Stories to Tell
03/07/2016
Regina King Has So Many Stories to Tell

Regina King Has So Many Stories to Tell

The actress, who won an Emmy for her role in “American Crime,” has found success in playing a wide range of characters.

Jazz Singer Sarah Vaughan Is Being Honored With a Postage Stamp
03/05/2016
Jazz Singer Sarah Vaughan Is Being Honored With a Postage Stamp

Jazz Singer Sarah Vaughan Is Being Honored With a Postage Stamp

Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Sarah Vaughan is being honored with a Forever stamp by the U.S. Postal Service, the Amsterdam News reports. The unveiling will take place March 29 in Newark, N.J.—where Vaughan was born. The image on the stamp is an oil painting of Vaughan's face during a performance…

35 Audre Lorde Quotes to Live By
02/25/2016
35 Audre Lorde Quotes to Live By

35 Audre Lorde Quotes to Live By

Following a prolonged battle with cancer, Audre Lorde passed away in 1992, leaving behind a body of work that's still a cornerstone in any Women's Studies 101 course. She was among the first to cri...

Jack Jones Literary Arts
02/25/2016
Jack Jones Literary Arts

Jack Jones Literary Arts

Including Desiree Cooper's KNOW THE MOTHER (Wayne State University Press, March 2016) and Cole Lavalais's SUMMER OF THE CICADAS (Willow Books, May 2016).

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