“Lit in The Fifth” is a one-day literary event created to highlight the African American literary tradition while also making literature more accessible to Houston’s historic Fifth Ward community. Focusing on the voices of African American women in literature, the event will feature a full day of literary activities including author talks and readings, workshops in creative writing and bookmaking, dramatic presentations, literary vendors, a book drive, and poetry performances. It is a part of a longer, permanent project to build a bookstore in Fifth Ward.