Last week marked the 21st year of the annual African-American read-in, an event celebrating the work of black authors and poets. Trinity Episcopal Church in New Haven has been holding read-ins for the past six years- and this year about fifty community members gathered to listen to and read the words of prominent black poets. WNPR’s Catie Talarski spoke with the event’s organizer.
Author and Poet Russell Goings will be reading from his epic griot-song "The Children of Children Keep Coming" Thursday February 18, 2010, 8PM. This is part of a larger conversation on the evolution of African American narrative in the United States: "African American Storytelling: From Griot to Written Word".
The event will take place at the Multimedia Room, DiMenna-Nyselius Library. For more information, see Facebook.