This is the sixth year that the University Libraries are hosting the event, an offering of book excerpts, original poetry and prose, vocal performances and dramatic interpretations that celebrate African American literary traditions. Advanced registration is encouraged.
The event is free and open to the public. To complement the literary “soul food,” there will be complimentary snack packs. In case of bad weather, there will be a snow day Feb. 26, same time and location.
For any questions or to participate, contact:
UMKC University Libraries joins other libraries, churches and organizations in commemorating Black History Month and encouraging African American literacy by hosting a Read-In. The annual event was created by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in 1989, and it has been endorsed by both the NCTE and the International Reading Association.
Learn more about the national African American Read In.