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SKYCTC to host ninth annual African American Read-in

Picture of lady reading to a group with words celebrating Black History Month, African American Read-in, February 28, 2:30 to 4:30 pm building l social staircase

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) is gearing up to commemorate Black History Month with its 9th Annual African American Read-In. the event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The event aims to honor the literary contributions of African American authors and promote diverse perspectives within the community.

The event, to be held at SKYCTC's Main Campus located at 1845 Loop Drive in Bowling Green, KY, promises an enriching experience for attendees. Faculty members, including Professor Coni Waggoner-Edwards and Adult Education Specialist Timothy Stockton, alongside Instructor Melissa Courtnage, will lead readings from notable African American authors. Additionally, students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to participate by sharing their favorite passages or poems during the open forum session.

This year's Read-In underscores the significance of literacy and highlights the profound influence of Black artists and writers on modern culture. Attendees can expect to experience thought-provoking readings while enjoying complimentary refreshments provided by the organizers.

Those unable to attend in person, the event will be live-streamed to other SKY campus locations, ensuring broader accessibility and participation across the institution's community.

For more information or to sign up to read a passage contact: Amanda Krimmer at or (270) 901-1134, and Melissa Courtnage at or (270) 901-4349, are the contacts for further information and inquiries regarding the event.