"We are the possible" : The 9th Annual African American Read-In at the University of Delaware - National Council of Teachers of English

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“We are the possible” : The 9th Annual African American Read-In at the University of Delaware

February 15, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

All are welcome to celebrate the writing of Black authors at our 9th annual African American Read-In.

You are invited to participate however you feel most comfortable: by listening to other readers and performers, by reading prose or poetry by Black writers, or by sharing your own work. Shared/multivoice readings (readings by two or more participants together) are especially welcome.

To be added to the list of scheduled readers/presenters, please email Prof. Délice Williams: diwill (at) udel.edu

This year’s theme, “We are the possible,” is a line from Maya Angelou’s poem “A Brave and Startling Truth.”

This hybrid event is free, open to the public, and aimed at a multigenerational audience. Join us in person in room 114 pf Morris Library, or online via Zoom (registration required).

The African American Read-In is a nationwide event celebrated every February by schools, universities, and community organizations around the country. To learn more the read-in, visit this link: https://ncte.org/get-involved/african-american-read-in/


UD’s African American Read-In is co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for Black Culture.

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To attend via Zoom, register at http://tinyurl.com/2024UDelReadIn


February 15, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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