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SKYCTC to host 5th Annual African American Read-In

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5th Annual African-American Read-In at SKYCTC: An NCTE Program Sponsored by the SKYCTC Diversity Team and QEP Committee

Imagination, Remembrance, and Praise by Thandiwe Shiprah

Open to the public.

For more information, contact Esther.French@kctcs.edu or call 270-901-1185.

Main Campus, Building F Conference Room, 1845 Loop Dr., Bowling Green, KY 42101

Thandiwe Shiprah, Nashville poet, storyteller, and artist, will be our guest speaker for a poetry-infused storytelling session that pays tribute to the innovations of African-American artists. She will take us on a multifaceted journey that begins and ends with the rhythms of everyday encounters. Along the way, we will celebrate the many ways in which the arts enrich our lives, enable us to engage with each other, and can activate our own creative pursuits, artistic and otherwise. Students will also have a chance to read their own work or share a poem or passage from an African-American author. Sign up to read at this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=UTnj8sQeckyyv6T0Zx1krw8UlQtdPxpNud3n0I13WotUQjZJMU4wVkVKSldKTUpZNjJHMjJOMFZKRi4u

Glasgow Health Campus in Building D, Room 101, 129 State Ave, Glasgow, KY 42141

History professor Carroll Williams will host the event. Materials will be provided to guide students through a journey that honors African-American authors. Students will have a chance to read their own work or share a poem or passage from an African-American author. Sign up to read at this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=UTnj8sQeckyyv6T0Zx1krw8UlQtdPxpNud3n0I13WotUQjZJMU4wVkVKSldKTUpZNjJHMjJOMFZKRi4u

Franklin-Simpson Center, Student Lounge, 175 Davis Dr., Franklin, KY 42134

Professors Jim Turner and Debbie Banks will be the hosts at the. Materials will be provided to guide students through a journey that honors African-American authors. Students will have a chance to read their own work or share a poem or passage from an African-American author. Sign up to read at this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=UTnj8sQeckyyv6T0Zx1krw8UlQtdPxpNud3n0I13WotUQjZJMU4wVkVKSldKTUpZNjJHMjJOMFZKRi4u

About Thandiwe Shiprah

Thandiwe Shiphrah is a multidisciplinary artist whose creative practice includes poetry, songwriting, concert recitation, collage, video storytelling, and theater. She performs regularly with musician/composer/visual artist Daniel Arite in an ongoing exploration of the musical properties of language, the poetics of music, and new avenues for telling untold stories. Her arts-based learning and community-building projects are dedicated to inspiring creativity, building bridges across cultural differences, and promoting healthy and harmonious living. In 2011, she was awarded a Jubilation Foundation Fellowship for her work teaching poetry to young people. In 2002, she created the Line Breaks Literary Reading Series, which has been a driving force for the literary arts in Nashville and is now one of the city's longest running public poetry programs.  For more information about her art and activism, visit www.thandiweshiphrah.com.

 

Additional Resources for Student Engagement

Library of Congress archive of poets reading their poetry https://www.loc.gov/item/91740949/

Poem Guides from Poetry Foundation https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/guides

National Endowment for the Arts Poems Celebrating African-American History https://www.arts.gov/art-works/2018/lift-every-voice-and-sing-poems-celebrating-african-american-history

Resources from the U.S. Government https://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/for-teachers/