Please join See Jane Write as we honor Black History Month by participating in the National African American Read-In on Thursday, February 20 at the Desert Island Supply Co., or DISCO. Doors open at 6 p.m. Readings begin at 6:30 p.m.

With the African-American Read-In a group gathers to read a poem, a speech, an essay, or a selection from a book authored by an African American. The goal of the initiative is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.

The theme for our read-in is Phenomenal Woman (named for the famous Maya Angelou poem) and we ask that participants read works written by African American women, in keeping with See Jane Write’s mission of empowering female writers.

If you would like to volunteer to read, please email me at

If you’re too shy to take the stage, that’s OK. We’d love for you to come anyway to listen to great literature. You can RSVP here:

Please note that this is an event for all people — women, men, boys, and girls — of all races. Black history is American history.

Phenomenal Woman: See Jane Write presents the 2014 African American Read-In
6 p.m., Thursday, February 20
DISCO, 5500 First Avenue North in Woodlawn