Reading Toni Morrison

Jun 24th - Sep 23rd

$35.00

Livestream Literary Event

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** Livestream literary event. Click "Attend Event" to select a date and purchase a ticket.** Join some of the nation’s most celebrated Black scholars, critics and writers for a year-long series on all the novels of Toni Morrison—from The Bluest Eye (1975), which she wrote between her day job as a book editor and her life as a single mother; to God Help the Child, from which she read on our stage in 2015, the last of many 92Y appearances over the years. Each scholar will deliver a 45-minute lecture on a novel and then will answer attendees' questions. June 24: Beloved (with Christina Sharpe), July 29: Jazz (with Daphne Brooks), August 26: Paradise (with Autumn Womack) and Sep 23: Love (with Dana Williams). Morrison was The Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, at Princeton University, as well as the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Foundation’s Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 for writing “novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import” that give “life to an essential aspect of American reality.”

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Livestream Literary Event
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

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