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.
Dr. Julian Chambliss
Dr. Julian Chambliss is the History Department Chair and the Coordinator of Africa and African-American Studies at Rollins College. His teaching and research focus is urban history and culture in the United States.
Brooke C. Obie, JD, MFA
Brooke C. Obie, JD, MFA, is an award-winning writer. Her work has appeared in Ebony, The Los Angeles Review of Books, MarieClaire.com and more.
Sherri Winston is the author of President of the Whole Fifth Grade, a Sunshine State Young Readers Award selection, President of the Whole Sixth Grade, an Indie Next pick, The Sweetest Sound, and The Kayla Chronicles.
- 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
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.