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Annual African-American Literature Read-In Comes to Campus

Feb. 14, 2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The 24th annual National African-American Literature Read-In will be held on Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union building, room 183 (the Alumni Auditorium). The read-in, sponsored by the department of English and hosted by Ellesia A. Blaque, assistant professor of English, celebrates and promote African-American literature and heritage. 

The annual read-in is endorsed by the International Reading Association and more than one million readers have participated in this national event. At KU, previous speakers have been Dr. Jeffrey Voccola, assistant professor and director of professional writing, and Dr. Michael Downing, an associate professor of English. Authors whose works are popular among readers include Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Malcolm X, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Participants are welcome to read or recite works of African-American literature, or present their own poetry. This event is free and open to the public.