Penn State Altoona

African American Read-in Monday Marathon set for Feb. 24

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 294 hits

Penn State Altoona will continue its commemoration of twenty-fifth annual National African American Read-In Chain with the Monday Marathon on Monday, February 24, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Pond View Lounge of the Slep Student Center.

The Monday Marathon is an Open Mic Read-In. The event will feature readings and various dance, theatre, and musical performances celebrating African-American authors and artists. Special sessions on black women writers, African American spirituals, and a tribute to the late poet and playwright Amiri Baraka will be held.

A keynote presentation by Ronnie Burrage titled "Jazz, Hip Hop, and Poetry” will take place from noon – 1:00 p.m. For more information about Burrage's presentation, visit online.

At 5:30 p.m., Yona Harvey, featured author of the 2014 African American Read-In at Penn State Altoona, will give a reading of her works. For more information about the reading, visit online.

All Monday Marathon events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the African American Read-in, visit online.

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