SouthArk News

02-23-2010 African American Read-In

South Arkansas Community College will be participating in the annual African-American Read-In on Wednesday, February 24 from 3-4 PM in the South Arkansas Community College Library Auditorium.  The event is being held as part of a nationwide celebration by the National Council of Teachers of English to commemorate great African-American writers and poets. 

“We are proud to present the Read-In as part of our efforts to promote literacy and to inspire students and the community alike with beautiful words by writers past and present,” noted Dr. Ken Bridges, History Professor at the college and organizer for the event at SouthArk. 

In 2009, more than one million people participated in the African-American Read-In in events held across the United States and Canada.  This will be the twenty-first year that the Read-In is held nationally and the fifth year at SouthArk. 

“Art knows no boundary of race,” Bridges added.  “This is a celebration for the whole community, and everyone is welcome.”

The college is also asking for volunteer readers from the community to participate in reading a selection to the audience.  Admission to the Feb. 24 Read-In is free and open to the public.  For more information on attending or reading for the event, contact Ken Bridges at 862-8131, ext. 126 or at kbridges@southark.edu.  


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