Works of black writers to be read at Rockford College Feb. 22 in celebration of Black History Month
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Students, faculty and staff at Rockford College will participate in the Third Annual Read Aloud of Black American Voices, Reading the Blues in celebration of Black History Month. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the college’s Howard Colman Library, 5050 E. State St., Rockford.
Sponsored by the Rockford College English department, the event will feature readings from the Black American artists that include selections of poetry, prose and lyrics. Works featured will include pieces by Rita Dove, Cornelius Eady, Lil’ Son Jackson, Gloria Naylor, August Wilson, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Alice Walker, among others. The event is free and open to the public.
Kicking off the event is Sheryl Head, wife of Rockford College President Robert L. Head, who will also be reading. About 20 readers are expected to participate.
Coffee and cookies will be served. For more information, contact professor Michael Perry at email@example.com.
Posted Feb. 21, 2012
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