Literary critics and fellow writers consider Toni Morrison one of the most important Black voices of
our time. How did she gain such a significant presence? What is her vision? Please join us to watch the biographical documentary of Toni Morrison and to discuss several of her non-fiction essays, speeches, and meditations. These brief works address Morrison’s view of the creative process, literature, race, the role of the artist in society, love, and more. We will watch Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (Magnolia Pictures, 2019) — available to view on Canvas Course Reserves — and each week we will also discuss selected short works from The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison (Vintage International Edition, 2020). Come join us in this exploration of Morrison’s imagination.