The Department of English and The Ina Dillard Russell Library invite you to participate in the second annual African American Read-in on our campus February 11, 2019. The African American Read-in is a black history month event sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The main purpose of the read-in is to make “the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.”
Here at GC we have envisioned something of an “open mic” style in which participants will read/perform/recite a 5-7 minute selection by their favorite author. Selections may include poetry, dramatic monologues, fiction or creative non-fiction.
The read-in will take place from 9-5:30 in the Times Talk area of the library and will be free and open to the public. We hope you and your students will join us in this celebration of literature and literacy in the African American community.