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Our Vision

World Stage Press is a publishing house located in Los Angeles, California and is 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.

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 its own stories.

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).