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2023 African American Read-In

2023 African American Read-In Online

You are invited to the annual African American Read-In from the UMKC Libraries! Register to join us on Zoom on February 14, 2023 from 2:00-3:30 pm.

The African American Read-In is a celebration of African American literature and literacy. Participate by reading excerpts from poetry, speeches, stories, songs, and other works created by African American authors and artists. Or, just come to listen, reflect, and enjoy the presentations. Join us on February 14th as a listener or a presenter! Plus, there will be a special announcement at the beginning of the event.

As of February 1st, we’ve had an amazing response to our presenter registrations and are currently at capacity for scheduled presenters for the event.  If you selected "Presenter" after this date, you will be able to participate as part of the drop-in sharing group, after the scheduled presenters have shared their work and as remaining time allows.  And of course, you're always welcome register as a listener!

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive the secure meeting link. Joining us on Zoom will not require a Zoom account.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
2:00pm - 3:30pm
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Registration has closed.

About presenting at the African American Read-In

The registration form asks if you plan to participate as a listener or a presenter. If you think you would like to read, perform, or share from poetry, speeches, stories, or other works of literature created by African American authors and artists, select Presenter. In addition to your registration confirmation email, you will be contacted by email by a member of the African American Read-In planning committee with more information about choosing your piece to share, and what you can expect during our virtual Read-In.

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