African-American Heritage Month: National African American Read-In
Join us for readings of poems, book selections, and other significant literature written by African Americans. Hear from TCC faculty member and publishing author, Cheri Edwards, who will share a reading from one of her books.
Participants are encouraged to bring a book to donate to the TCC Little Free Libraries across campus.
The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. This annual celebration has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.
Cheri Edwards is the author of Plenty Good Room, The Other Sister, and Telling Stories. Edwards’ work has been praised by Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist and she has been a featured author at events including the Virginia Festival of the Book. Her poem “not another sad black girl song” was included in the 2009 edition of Alehouse Journal, along with a noteworthy group that included laureate Billy Collins, and co-founder of Cave Canem, Cornelius Eady. Edwards earned her PhD in English specializing in 20th Century American Literature at the University of North Texas, and her Master’s in English-Rhetoric/Composition from Texas Woman’s University. She is an Associate Professor at Tarrant County College.
Thursday, February 27 at 11:30am to 1:00pm
Trinity River Campus, Riverfront Cafe
300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76102