A celebration of African American poetry featuring local poets, musicians and performers will be presented as part of the 22nd National African American Read-In Chain Monday Feb.28 at 7:30pm in the ballroom at the Northview Center in Doling Park. Local sponsors are Missouri State University, Drury University, the Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield Public Schools, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the Springfield branch of the NAACP. The event is free and open to the public, with door prizes and refreshments. The national African-American Read-In Chain is sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English. For more information contact Grace Jackson-Brown at MSU's Meyer Library, 836-4547.