February 24, 2009

Toni Morrison Read-In Scheduled for Wednesday on Campus

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Marilyn Sanders Mobley, a Toni Morrison scholar, will lead the Case Western Reserve University community in a "Toni Morrison Read-In" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Clark Hall, Room 206.

The inaugural event, in honor of the celebrated author's birthday, is free and open to the public. The community is invited to bring their favorite Morrison passages to read aloud. Refreshments will be available.

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Mobley, the university's vice president for inclusion, diversity, and equal opportunity, will facilitate the program. She is past president of the Toni Morrison Society and is currently a member of its advisory board. She has taught numerous courses on Morrison's writing and has published extensively on her novels. Mobley also is a consultant on African American literature, black women writers and diversity matters in education and society.

In addition to the reading of Morrison passages, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss her writing and how it has influenced literature, race, gender, history, culture and society. Morrison, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, has written or co-authored more than a dozen books or short stories, including The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Beloved and her latest novel, A Mercy.

The program is sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity. For information, contact Shirley Mosley at 368-8877.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, February 24, 2009 12:57 PM | News Topics: Authors, Campus Life, College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty, Staff, Students, features, news

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