2017 African American Read-In

The 2017 African American Read-In has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in the iX Theatre at the Miller Nichols Library.  Consider this note to be your open invitation to listen or share at this free, open to the public event!  The UMKC Libraries is proud to take part in our eighth consecutive offering of the African American Read-In, which was created by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in 1989.  Last year’s event was full of fantastic readings and performances from students, staff, faculty, and community members.


Registration for listeners and sharers is now open online at https://library.umkc.edu/read-in-2017.  Complimentary snack packs will be available again this year, thanks to sponsorship provided by the UMKC Friends of the Library.  For those of you who wish to participate as a sharer, simply select and share an excerpt from works that are authored by African Americans.  That’s all there is to it!  Not sure what you’d like to read?  Click on the following links to the MERLIN online catalog for some possible suggestions:


On behalf of the planning committee, thank you for your support of this Black History Month celebration of African American literature and literacy.  If you have any questions about the event or about participating as a sharer, please feel free to contact one of us:

In addition, please feel free to share this email and flyer with other folks who may be interested in the African American Read-In.  We’re looking forward to seeing you and celebrating African American literature with you again!

Tracey Hughes, MISLT, MALS, Librarian II

Library Instruction and Reference Librarian, Dental Library

Co-Liaison Librarian for Black Studies, Miller Nichols Library

University of Missouri – Kansas City

Voice Mail: 816-235-2064 | Fax: 816-235-6540

Email: hughest@umkc.edu | Web Site: http://library.umkc.edu/dental/

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