The Needle’s Eye Academy and the Talbot County Free Library will join forces in co-hosting and launching the inaugural Read the Room event on Wednesday, Sept. 20th at 5:30PM at the Easton Library Main Meeting Room.
This event will be a communal dialogue series focused on equity and access challenges unique to the Maryland Eastern Shore as it pertains to literary arts. Academy co-founder Jaelon T. Moaney will be joined by special guests Southern Maryland Regional Library Assoc. CEO Ashley Teagle, and Maryland Humanities Literature Program Officer Aditya Desai.
Teagle, a national thought leader and focal voice in the establishment of the Black Caucus of the Maryland Library Assoc., and Desai, a dynamic writer and Director for the Maryland Center for the Book, will explore the impact of their statewide efforts and welcome participants’ ideas towards how to realize a more inclusive Delmarva Peninsula. The inaugural event’s dialogue will then be followed by a public unveiling of an unprecedented survey assessing core elements of the Library’s FY23-25 Strategic Plan in the Frederick Douglass Meeting Room.
Seating is limited. Multilingual flyers and bookmarks are available at the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center in Easton, MD. To learn more, call 410-822-1626 or visit http://www.tcfl.org/Calendar/.
Founded in August 2020, the Needle’s Eye Academy partners with local school districts and nonprofits to provide interdisciplinary literacy opportunities for diverse middle and high school students by facilitating dynamic learning environments and aiding participants in their future academic endeavors, as well as within their Tidewater communities. To learn more about the Needle’s Eye Academy, visit https://linktr.ee/the_nea.md. Founders Nicolle, Mika and Jaelon can be reached at [email protected].