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Toni Morrison Reading Group with Rachel Eliza Griffiths


4 Sessions

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm September 17 to December 17, 2019

Meeting Dates: 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17

Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison’s characters confront and trouble the nuanced veils of intimacy, history, love, race, gender, class, violence, desire, white imagination, black tradition, joy, and so much more with a sensitivity and criticism that is profound in its truth and unrelenting gaze at American narratives and tropes.

This group will explore Morrison’s lyrical storytelling at sentence level and her omniscient provocation of the human condition, particularly in terms of Black lives. In this reading group, over the course of four sessions, we discuss three of Morrison’s most famous novels: Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), and Jazz (1992).

Participants should have read Part One of Sula to prepare for discussion in the first session.

Toni Morrison

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  • Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    Rachel Eliza Griffiths received her MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College. Her literary and visual art has appeared widely. Griffiths, who has just completed her first novel, is the author of four collections of poetry, including most recently, Lighting the Shadow (Four Way Books, 2015).