February 23, 2021 ALL

African American Read-In: Featuring Honey Bell-Bey, Poet Laureate of Cuyahoga County

In celebration of Black History Month, be part of the first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. The African American Read-In was formed in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (www.ncte.org). This program is designed to make literacy an integral part of Black History Month. This year’s virtual program will feature live readings by Honey Bell-Bey (Poet Laureate of Cuyahoga County) and JCU alums Chelbi Graham (Class of 2019).

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Time: 4:30 PM
Register here for Zoom link: https://forms.gle/SU5JmzDoj1XMfPCi8

How the event works:

1. Setting is an open virtual mic format through Zoom.
2. Bring short excerpts from books, poems, essays, research studies authored by African American authors (living or deceased)
3. Reading needs to be between 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Works of fiction and nonfiction are encouraged for this all-ages event.
5. Students, staff, faculty, and the public are encouraged to listen and participate in this free program.
6. Use #AfricanAmericanReadIn, #BHM, and #BlackHistory in your social media to contribute to this international event!

This event is sponsored through a collaboration between JCU’s Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Diversity at Ursuline College. Please contact Salomon Rodezno (srodezno@jcu.edu) with any inquiries.