7th Annual African American Read-In

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Celebrate the writing of Black American authors with the University of Delaware community. The theme for our 7th annual African American Read-In is “The Stories We Tell,” with an emphasis on African American short fiction and oral storytelling.

This is a community-wide virtual event. You are invited participate however you feel most comfortable: by listening to other readers and storytellers, by reading poetry or prose by Black American writers, or by sharing your own work.

Our featured presenter this year is UD alumna Kim Graham, who will share her storytelling gifts during the gathering.


This virtual event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for Black Culture.


Registration is required. You may register at this link: Once registered, you will receive an email with details on how to join the event via Zoom.


To be placed on the list of scheduled readers/presenters in advance, please contact Professors Délice Williams at or Tiffany Probasco at You will also be able to sign up to read as the event is happening.


The African American Read-In is a nationwide event established by the National of Teachers of English. For more about the history of this event, visit



Dial-In Information

Registration is required. You may register for this event at this link:

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 6:00pm to 7:30am

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Students, Community, Academics, College of Arts and Sciences, Lectures and Programs



Center for Black Culture, English


Black History Month

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