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African-American Read-in



James Branch Cabell Library, lecture hall (room 303)
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284


Celebrate Black History Month in a literary way with the National African American Read-in. Drop in to the lecture hall in Cabell Library anytime between noon and 4 p.m. to hear featured readers from academic departments and student organizations read from works by or about African-Americans, Africans and the diaspora. Featured readings will be scheduled to begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m., but there will be ample time for unscheduled readers to join in! VCU Libraries will provide a selection of literary works for reading or checking out.

At this informal event, a light lunch will be served at noon, and refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to February 23, 2016.


This event is sponsored by the VCU Libraries and the VCU Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

Image: Dr. Scot Brown's Book Reading, 2004, by Zeal Harris


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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