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The Quiet Discourse: The Reading Journals of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and Their Implications for Contemporary Journaling Practices

If you keep a reading journal or you have ever wanted to track your reading history, you are not alone. In fact, it is a habit you share with Alice Dunbar-Nelson, an early 20th century writer and activist who is featured in the “Issues and Debates in African American Literature” exhibition on display in the Special Collections Gallery on the second floor of Morris Library.

During the workshop you will explore both Dunbar-Nelson’s reading journaling activity, as well as your own.

In this interactive workshop, you will discover how Dunbar-Nelson’s reading journaling helped document her role and contributions to some of the most vital discourses and debates within the African American intelligentsia of her time.

You will also rely on your own reading journal practices to discuss how reading journaling has helped to survey current issues that are relevant and important to your life. You are encouraged to bring your own reading journals—whether they are handwritten or digitally maintained through platforms such as Goodreads or LibraryThing—to trade tips, best practices, challenges and other personal experiences related to the process with your fellow reading journal practitioners.

This workshop is open to the general public as well as the University community. While workshops are free of charge, registration is required as seating is limited. 

All Morris Library visitors need photo identification to enter. Visitors with UD ONEcards can use those at the turnstiles for easy access to the Library. If you do not have a UD ONEcard, you will need a state-issued ID (a driver’s license, a government-issued or school-issued photo ID, etc.) to enter.

Please call 302-831-2432 or email lib-workshops@udel.edu with questions regarding workshops.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Special Collections Gallery
Presented by:
Jesse Erickson
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Curtis Small

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