African-American read-in at Penn State Harrisburg to celebrate black literature

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — To celebrate Black History Month and highlight African-American authors, the Office of Student Life at Penn State Harrisburg will host an African-American read-in from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Oliver LaGrone Cultural Arts Center, Olmsted Building, on campus.

The National African American Read-In began in 1989 to promote diversity in children’s literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a spotlight on African-American authors. The read-in has attracted more than a million readers of all ethnic groups from 49 states, the West Indies and some African countries, gathering in schools, churches, bookstores, community centers and homes to celebrate literacy and black American literature.

The campus community is invited to listen to the literary works of African-American writers read by students, faculty and staff members and discuss the literary works.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 717-948-6273.

Last Updated February 07, 2017