Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Documentary Screening

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The Schomburg Center Literary Festival presents an advance screening of the documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. The film offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist.

From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.

A talkback following the film will feature authors Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming, Another Brooklyn), LaShonda Katrice Barnett (Jam on the Vine), Darnell Moore (No Ashes in the Fire), and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.


For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.


Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

This is noted as as FREE event, but you must RSVP to get our ticket for entry. Link to tickets here:

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