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Read-in Feb. 4 celebrates African and African American women writers

Posted January 15, 2008

Do you have a favorite work by an African or African American woman writer?  

The Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University is partnering again this year with the Diversity Resource Center to host a Read-In of Women Writers in Celebration of Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 4, at noon in the Bengal Café in the ISU Pond Student Union Building.

Readers will share their favorite selections from works of non-fiction, fiction or poetry, written by professional African American or African women writers. Anyone interested in reading a selection is invited to participate.

Call the Anderson Center at 282-2805 by Jan. 28 to reserve your timeslot. We will need to know the following information: Author’s name, title of her work, approximately how many minutes your reading will be, and your name and email.

Our Read-In Celebration is part of the national Read-In event, now in its 19th year. The Read-In is sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English as well as the National Council of Teachers of English and has been endorsed by the International Reading Association.  Over a million readers of all ethnic groups from 49 states, the West Indies, and African countries have participated.  For more information about the national Read-In project, visit their website at:  http://www.ncte.org/prog/readin/107901.htm

The Anderson Center at Idaho State University serves as the focal point on campus for the consideration of gender issues.  In our efforts, we are especially guided by the ideal of diversity which allows us to envision a future free of the limitations imposed by our culture's standard definitions of gender and other categories of difference.

For more information, contact the Anderson Center at 208-282-2805.