African American Read-In Community Gathering

Port-Sky Café, Penn State Altoona

The annual African American Read-In at Penn State Altoona will take place Feb. 16–17. This year’s theme is "Black Theatre through a Black Lens," celebrating the African American dramatic literary tradition — its themes, forms and playwrights — from slavery through the first two decades of the 21st century.

Events begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Port-Sky Café with a community gathering featuring short performances and a special program component for children. A dinner also will be served. Attendees are invited to share a short reading from a work by an African American author or just listen and enjoy. Advanced reservations are required. RSVP by emailing, calling 814-949-5288, or register online.