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World Stage Press is a publishing house in Leimert Park dedicated to the creation and proliferation of African-American Literature.

The World Stage Press’ dedication to the community it serves runs deep. It began as a small publishing arm to literary workshops at the historical World Stage Performance Gallery, founded by icons Kamau Daaood and Billy Higgins.

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In 2013, Hiram Sims and Conney Williams were inspired to grow the mission of the World Stage and create a full time press dedicated as a place for the community to access it’s own stories.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”3668″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”3671″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]World Stage Press continues to pay homage to its history and roots by identifying, supporting, and promoting creatives within the community by providing resources and a platform for community based literature. The Press does so through education (Community Literature Initiative), publication (World Stage Press), and preservation (The Sims Library).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]