Toni Morrison: A Lecture and Reading in Philadelphia

Event Description:

From The Bluest Eye through Home, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison’s novels have shaped and defined American fiction. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Beloved and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many other honors, Morrison holds the Robert F. Goheen Chair in the Council of Humanities at Princeton University. As Morrison wrote in her Nobel Prize acceptance speech, “Word-work is sublime … because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference—the way in which we are like no other life.” Morrison’s work has transformed both the stylistic range of American letters and its understanding of history and community.

Free and open to the public.

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre

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  • Vivian N.

    Toni was great! Can't wait for her new book . If it makes it to publication! Invisible Ink--a very thought provoking lecture. Wished we could have met up to talk about some of the points she raised.

    2 · April 7, 2014

    • Ingrid

      Vivian, what's her new book about?

      April 10, 2014

    • Vivian N.

      Her book was about a very light skinned woman having a dark child and her response to her baby. very thought provoking about the prejudice within the african american community.

      2 · April 10, 2014

  • Vallory

    "The unwritten is just as important as the written" Yes! In writing, also in life! Love it!

    3 · April 7, 2014

  • Vivian N.

    I made it and was able to get a great seat! Will post non flash photo pics. No autographs or pictures w her though.

    3 · April 7, 2014

  • Twana

    I heard! I just arrived ..

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This event is filled to capacity!! Next time I'll come 3 hours early & just wait

    2 · April 7, 2014

  • Vallory

    Hi Everyone! The auditorium is full:( They are broadcasting on TV's in the lobby of if you are on the way. Apologies as I did not realize how packed this event would be.

    April 7, 2014

  • Vallory

    Make sure you go to the "Visitors" entrance for the visitors parking lot. You will have to wall to the Lang Performing Arts Center. There are campus maps along the walkways or just ask someone. See everyone soon!

    1 · April 7, 2014

    • Vallory

      "Have to walk"

      April 7, 2014

    • Vallory

      Please note, the event is PACKED the lines are around the lobby. There is a good chance if you cannot make it in the next 15 mins there may not be seating.

      April 7, 2014

  • Ingrid

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it. Too much to do before my fundraiser Saturday. I know this is going to be good. Enjoy all!

    April 7, 2014

  • Vallory

    I asked about book signing and have yet to receive a reply. I will update once I receive. Thanks!

    April 1, 2014

    • Carla

      I'll bring a book just in case. Worst case scenario, she'll say no.

      April 3, 2014

    • Vivian N.

      She's generally very accommodating about book signing. I have her autograph on a couple of books so I'm going for the selfie! LOL

      2 · April 7, 2014

  • Theresa T

    Sorry for last minute notice. No sitter

    April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lvg Camden NOW!

    April 7, 2014

  • Chris

    Sorry last minute work

    April 7, 2014

  • Matthew S.

    I am glad to be a part of this wonderful group. So many people to meet and super excited to do so!

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • Vallory

    Hi Buppies! I hope everyone is as excited as I am to see Toni Morrison next Monday!!!

    Let's meet in the lobby outside of Pearson Hall Theatre (inside the Lang Performing Arts Center). I will be there no later than 6PM. I will update the event description with my contact information prior to the event date. Please try to be on time as we will proceed into the theatre 10 mins prior to the 7pm start time. If you arrive after 7, please feel free to sit wherever you like as we don't want to interrupt the lecture. I look forward to seeing everyone Monday!

    4 · April 3, 2014

  • Traci

    Anybody going from de?

    March 30, 2014

  • Rhea M.

    Does anyone know if Ms. Morrison will be autographing books that night?

    March 5, 2014

    • Vallory

      Hi Rhea! I am not sure but will certainly ask and let everyone know prior to the event date.

      1 · March 5, 2014

    • Rhea M.

      Vallory or anyone else, did you find out if Ms. Morrison will be autographing books?

      March 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting new people.

    March 22, 2014

  • Twana

    Hello all ... If anyone from South Jersey would like to carpool to this event. Please message me.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Annesha BrownSuga C.

    23 living in Delaware...looking to meet new people!

    March 10, 2014

  • Ingrid

    My bookclub just read Home last month (we had so much to discuss as with all of her books), hopefully I can get 1 or 2 of them to join me.

    2 · March 9, 2014

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