MNU Events

Virtual Event: African American Read-In

Lecture / Presentation / Exhibit

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. 

MNU Library, MNU’s Diversity Advisory Council, and the Olathe Public Library will co-host Olathe’s 3rd Annual Celebration of this event as a virtual event on February 9, 2021, from 4:00-4:45 pm through Zoom for the campus and community.

All members of the campus and the broader community are welcome to submit 1-2 literary works that they would like to read during the event to Literary works can be anything from poetry, to a novel excerpt, to a non-fiction excerpt, to a song. 

You may submit to read at the celebration, which will take place virtually from 4:00 - 4:45 pm through the following link:

The deadline for accepting submissions is January 20. A program/event timeline will be sent to all participants a week before the event, so that you will know the specific order you will read your excerpts.

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