This year’s Black History Month events at PEA include two events celebrating black writers. Join Ms. Marshall for this Saturday’s virtual D.E.A.R celebration or attend the in-person African American Read-in event later this month.
DROP EVERYTHING AND READ: A KINDA SILENT READING PARTY
FEBRUARY 13th, 1:00 – 3:00pm EST
& 8:00 – 10:00pm EST (ZOOM)
This Saturday February 13th, Dean Marshall will be hosting a virtual Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R): A Kinda Silent Reading Party. Find a comfy spot and settle in with a work of Black literature! Can be poetry, a novel, a play, whatever you like. Stay as long as you like. We’ll have some stretch breaks with nifty prizes, so bring all your knowledge about Black culture. Need a book to read? Check out our mini collection in Sora.
PEA students, faculty and staff should look for Zoom links in Exeter Connect. Are you an alum or faculty emeriti interested in attending? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28th, 3:00-5:00pm
On Sunday February 28th, the Library will host an African American Read-in Event. The African American Read-In was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. Join us for an afternoon program featuring readings of works by African-American authors. Sign up to read from your favorite work! We’ll have gifts for all attendees, and readers will receive a commemorative t-shirt. The event will be held from 3:00-5:00pm in the Library’s Rockefeller Hall and is open to current PEA students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited so we encourage attendees to RSVP in advance.