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Toni Morrison Day

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February 18 | Monmouth University

Photo of author Toni Morrison with one of her more famous quotes: This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.

Join us for a celebration of the life and works of Toni Morrison: author, activist, academic, and Nobel Laureate.

These events are free and open to the public. For questions or additional information, please contact Professor Linda Sacks at lsacks@monmouth.edu.

Sponsored by the Department of English, the Guggenheim Memorial Library and the Honors School.

Schedule of Events

Library 101

10:00 – 11:25 a.m. | Dr. Courtney Werner – Welcome; Professor Beth Sara Swanson – Opening remarks; Dr. Walter Greason – Keynote address

11:40 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. | Sigma Tau Delta: marathon reading of Sula, read in its entirety by student and faculty volunteers

4:30 – 5:50 p.m. |  Dr. Anwar Uhuru: “Finding Self Regard in the Works of Toni Morrison,” followed by discussion

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Screening: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019), sponsored by the Honors School

Library 102

10:05 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. | Visit the Toni Morrison Gallery – enjoy food and refreshments

Faculty Symposium

Magill 107

11:40 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Pedagogy Panel: “Teaching Toni Morrison”

1:15 – 2:35 p.m. | Scholarship Roundtable: “Morrison: History, Themes, and Craft”

Wilson 104

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Open Room: Student & Faculty maker/creator space

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Collage Workshop with Professor Linh Dao, Department of Art and Design

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. |  Collage Workshop with Professor Linh Dao (video)

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