Start a SLS Chapter

We're looking to start 50 new chapters!

The Sankofa Literary Society strives to connect readers, authors, publishers, librarians, independent booksellers and book event coordinators together as we read featured books as a group. Learn more about starting your own chapter, in your city or online.

As one of the most respected literary groups reviewing today’s hottest literary works, we would like to offer you a special invitation to join this exciting, new literary society. As a member of this exclusive community, you will have free access to pre-release excerpts, special one-on-one chats, free books, virtual meet & greets, as well as the opportunity to be among the very first to review celebrity titles.

You do not have to pay any fees to be in the live DMV reading chapter for the first year.
We will meetup, have drinks, eat and laugh over books. Our first event is February 2, 2020. Let me know if you are attending! Email Ella D. Curry at or leave a voice message at (301) 892-6573.

Just meet me at Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grill located at 6501 America Blvd, Hyattsville, MD to discuss the featured books of the month. You can see the books we are reading each month on my website at:

We have created an entire community solely for literary reviewers, booktubers, podcast radio hosts, authors, book clubs, and book discussion groups. The Sankofa Literary Society chapters are gathering place for all book lovers who want to share their reviews and love for literature. The purpose of this group is to meet new, and exciting book lovers in a social setting to develop lasting friendships and to connect with others in your city who like to attend literary events.

You are the people who make bestsellers happen! The Sankofa Literary Society loves book clubs and reader’s groups because we know they are the foundation of the publishing industry! We hope you will join the Sankofa Literary Society in supporting new or independently published authors, and enjoy all the benefits that this program can offer.

Each new SLS chapter must have at least six members to charter. Each chapter can have up to 15 members. Your chapter is expected to meet every month on the first Sunday from 5-7:00 pm. The dates will be listed below. New chapter charters are enrolled by paying a one time $100 charter fee. You will receive the welcome packet, a T-shirt and a box filled with literary themed items to get your new reading group setup.

If you have more questions about chartering a new chapter in your city, or want to begin the charter process, please contact Ella D. Curry at or leave a voice message at (301) 892-6573.

2020 SLS Sunday Meeting Dates

February 02
March 01 - Birthday Celebrations
April 05
May 03
June 07 - Birthday Celebrations
July 12
August 02
September 13 - Birthday Celebrations
October 04
November 01
December 06 - Birthday Celebrations and Last Meeting
December 20 - Holiday Gala/Parties with Family & Friends

The Sankofa Literary Society online consists of librarians, 80 established bloggers, 15 independent bookstores, 45 reviewing book clubs and has over 2,700 members online.

Click here to return to the main website, go. This page has the list of books we are reading now.