Photos: 2012 African American Read-in
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 121 hits
Penn State Altoona hosted its twenty-third National African American Read-In Chain on February 12 and 13, 2012. The event kicked off with the community dinner program "Laughter" on Sunday February 12 in the Port-sky Café. Participants were invited to share short readings from African-American authors and listen to readings by Penn State Altoona students, faculty, staff, and other community members.
The Read-In Chain continued February 13 with "Monday Marathon," an Open Mic Read-In in the Slep Student Center. From 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., various dance, theatre, and musical performances celebrated African American authors and artists. A special session on black women writers was held in the late morning, and from 12 noon - 1 p.m., Jerry Zolten, Penn State Altoona associate professor of communication arts and sciences, presented "The Tradition of Black Comedy in America." In the late afternoon, a coffee house took place for Penn State Altoona students to share their original poetry and spoken word art. At 5:30 p.m., Adrian Matejka, featured author of the 2012 African American Read-In at Penn State Altoona, gave a reading of his works.
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