PHONE: (313) 593-5518
DATE: Feb. 7, 2003
Four hours of readings from African American
The "African-American Read-In Chain" is free and open to the
public. The event, in which thousands of people participate around the
country each year, was founded by the National Council of Teachers of
English to commemorate the literary contributions of African Americans.
"In years past, this event has been a terrific way to share a love
of great literature with other members of our community," according
to Deborah Smith Pollard, associate professor of English at UM-Dearborn
and director of the campus's African and African American Studies Program.
"We start reading out loud and don't stop for four hours."
Prior to Feb. 25, interested reachers will be assigned a ten-minute slot
that they will fill with a reading from a favorite African American author.
Members of the community may take part by registering to read or by joining
the audience at the event. To register for a slot, interested readers
should contact Pollard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is sponsored by UM-Dearborn's African and African American Studies Program and Marygrove College's Education Unit students. Refreshments will be served.