African American Read-In on Zoom- Carnegie Center for Art & History - NCTE

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African American Read-In on Zoom- Carnegie Center for Art & History

February 19, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In celebration of Black History Month, the Carnegie Center for Art & History is
participating in the National African American Read-In on Saturday, February 19
from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Zoom. The event will be hosted by spoken word artist
KennyFresh, and will include featured readers such as Deedee Cummings, a local
author who will be sharing work from her series, Kayla: A Modern Day Princess.
But that’s not all! The public is encouraged to both listen and participate in this free
program by reading short excerpts by African American authors in an open mic format
via Zoom. Selections should be 2-3 minutes long and can be by living or deceased
authors. Works of fiction and nonfiction are encouraged for this all-ages audience.

Registration is required for this event and to receive a link to the Zoom.
Questions? Contact Shamia Gaither at



February 19, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm