2nd Annual Black Authors Read-In, Feb. 3

by: Heather Elouej, Upper School English Teacher
All members of the Shorecrest community are invited to celebrate the literary achievements of Black authors by listening to and participating in the 2nd Annual Black Authors Read-In. The event, an open mic reading that will span the entire school day, breaking only during the Upper School’s lunch period, will be held on the Landy Deck on Friday, February 3 beginning at 9am.

While many significant writers of the past, such as Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, and James Baldwin will be remembered, readings of contemporary and lesser-known literary artists (including our own talented students) will be shared as well. Bring your favorite works to share, and some readings will be provided. All genres are welcome. Material will be school-age appropriate, and children’s and YA books will be on hand. If you’re a teacher, feel free to bring your class to listen and/or participate.

This event will be nationally recognized and presented in concert with the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English, who, according to their website, "established the National African American Read-In in 1990 to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month." By taking part in this tradition, Shorecrest’s name becomes part of a national registry of participating groups, and we are afforded another opportunity to show that we are a school that champions both diversity and the arts.


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