African American Read-In

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Every year, hundreds of celebrations of the African American Read-In take place across the country and around the world.  These events feature the texts, talks, and discussions by and about Black / African American authors and serve as a way to recognize and amplify their work (source).

If you are interested in learning more about African American Read-Ins visit this page from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Past Virtual Events:

2024 African American Read-In

2024 Readers and their selections: Google Form

The Seahawk: Fifth Annual African American Read-In


2023 African American Read-In

2023 Readers and their selections: Google Form


2022 African American Read-In

2022 Readers and their selections: Google Form

2022 African American Read In Padlet of Dr. Harris's Favorite Books

A Selectiton of African American Poetry Read by Dr. Allison Harris


2021 African American Read-In

The 2021 African American Read-In showcased readers from Dr. Maia Butler's ENG 110, HON ENG 232, ENG 566, and GLS 592 courses, Sean Palmer's AFN 130 class, as well as students from various UNCW Black Student Organizations.

2021 Readers and their selections: Google Form.

Our Partners

The African American Read-In event is a partnership with the English Department, Randall Library, Watson College of Education, Upperman Center, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), the Roasted Bookery, and UNCW Black Student Organizations.