African American Read-In with the MNU Library - NCTE

Every year, hundreds of celebrations of the African American Read-In take place across the country and around the world. These events feature the texts, talks, and discussions by and about African American authors and serve as a way to recognize and amplify their work. 

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African American Read-In with the MNU Library

February 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature.

MNU Library, MNU’s Diversity Advisory Council, and the Olathe Public Library will co-host Olathe’s 3rd Annual Celebration of this event as a virtual event on February 9, 2021, from 4:00-4:45 pm through Zoom for the campus and community.

All members of the campus and the broader community are welcome to submit 1-2 literary works that they would like to read during the event to Literary works can be anything from poetry, to a novel excerpt, to a non-fiction excerpt, to a song.

You may submit to read at the celebration, which will take place virtually from 4:00 – 4:45 pm through the following link:

The deadline for accepting submissions is January 20. A program/event timeline will be sent to all participants a week before the event, so that you will know the specific order you will read your excerpts.


February 9, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


MidAmerica Nazarene University