13th Annual African American Read-In

Sunday, February 8 from 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm, hear friends, neighbors and community leaders read from  favorite African-American works at the 13th Annual African American Read-In.  Fiction and non-fiction for children and adults will be featured in an afternoon of good words from great works.  Guest Readers will include:

  • § damali ayo, Author, How to rent a Negro
  • § John Branam, Grantmakers for Education
  • § Sunshine Dixon, Urban League of Portland
  • § Joyce Harris, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
  • § Kurt Jun, Portland Public Schools
  • § Judge Darleen Ortega,  Oregon Court of Appeals
  • § Quinones Thompson, 2nd grade, Trinity Lutheran School
  • § Lindsay Marshall, senior, Grant High School
  • § Dr Mark Wahlers, Provost, Concordia University
    One never knows what our readers will choose.  We’ve had lullabies, works by historical economics figures, excerpts from plays and great speeches.  We’ve also had poems and stories written by our readers.  Who knows?  It’s up to you to join us and find out.  And, it’s a great way to broaden your reading horizons.

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So join us at the

North Portland Library

512 N Killingsworth Street at Commercial

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This event is cosponsored by North Portland Library and the International Reading Association.

Patricia Hill Welch
North Portland Neighborhood Library
512 N Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR  97217
503-988-6280 – phone
503-988-5187 – fax

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