African-American Read-In

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2 - 4 p.m.

Celebrate African-American literature in poetry, story, and song, performed by local luminaries in conjunction with the 27th Annual National African-American Read-In. This event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

(Albertson Room)
Event Categories: Authors, Books, Writing
Embark on an exciting adventure into the world of writing fictional stories in any genre. Your humble tour guide, Peter Telep, author of over forty books, including the new Doc Harrison science fiction series, will help you hone that fiery passion in your soul that's urging you to write. You'll learn to create vivid settings, dynamic characters, and compose dialogue that's crisp and believable. You'll also review classic plot structures like the Hero's Journey and screenwriting paradigms (as they apply to fiction). Also learn about the business side of writing and tricks to manage your time and enable your creativity. Q&A and book signing to follow the workshop. #writers
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Also Featuring:
  • Saxophonist Dayve Stewart
  • District 5 Orange County Commissioner Regina Hill
  • City of Orlando Mayor’s Youth Humanitarian Christine Sarkis
  • Storyteller Myles Thoroughgood
  • Project 412 Pantomime Group
  • Orlando Weekly Editor-in-Chief Jessica Young
  • Orange County Clerk of the Court Tiffany Moore Russell
  • Musician and Author Dr. Kevin Meehan
  • WMFE President and General Manager LaFontaine Oliver
  • University of Central Florida Assistant Professor Dr. Elsie Olan
  • WWE NXT Superstar Bianca Blair
  • WWE NXT Superstar Montez Ford
  • Preserve Eatonville Director N.Y. Nathiri

  (Participants subject to change.)

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Directions & Parking Information

The Orlando Public Library is located at 101 E. Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801.

Traveling East on I-4, take the South Street exit (82B), turn right on Central Blvd and the library will be on your left in 0.6 miles. Traveling West on I-4, take exit 84 for US-17/US-92, turn left onto US-17 N/US-92 E/W Colonial Dr, turn right onto N Orange Ave for 0.8 miles, then turn left onto E. Central Blvd and the library will be on your left.

Read more about the Orlando Public Library and parking. OCLS is not able to validate or reimburse parking.

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