Indy Black Author Gathering: Tribute to Toni Morrison

CALLING ALL AUTHORS (AND LOVERS OF BLACK LITERATURE)! The Kheprw Institute will be hosting a series Indy Black Authors Gatherings. Each one will celebrate a major figure in Black Literature to help celebrate writers in our community.

The first one will be in tribute and remembrance of Toni Morrison.

“Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate in literature whose best-selling work explored black identity in America — and in particular the often crushing experience of black women — through luminous, incantatory prose resembling that of no other writer in English, died on Monday in the Bronx. She was 88.

The first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1993, Ms. Morrison was the author of 11 novels as well as children’s books and essay collections. Among them were celebrated works like “Song of Solomon,” which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977, and “Beloved,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988.”
-From The New York Times.

Toni Morrison was and forever will be a giant in literature. Her impact has impacted a generation of writers, her words continuing to ripple through generations to come. Her death has left a hole that can’t be filled.

Join us at our inaugural Indy Black Writers Gathering as we come together as a community in grief and tribute to her.

[In the spring we will circle back around for our examination of James Baldwin]

We will have poets perform, a panel of authors and vending space for ten authors to sell their books.

WE STILL HAVE ROOM FOR TEN MORE AUTHORS TO PARTICIPATE AS VENDORS. EMAIL CAFECREATIVE@KHEPRW.ORG IF INTERESTED!

AGENDA:
2:00pm Introduction/Networking/Poet performance (Tatjana Rebelle)
3:00pm Toni Morrison videos/Discussion
4:30pm Poet performance (Januarie York)
5:00pm Author Panel (John Allen, Januarie York, Miles Mitchell, Tatjana Rebelle, Ramla Bandele; (M) Gizelle, of the For Colored Girls Book Club)
6:00pm Close