Love Is or It Ain't: A Tribute to Toni Morrison at the Brooklyn Book Festival
September 22, 2019, 12:00 PM
Join us at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 22. Our panel, "Love Is or It Ain't: A Tribute to Toni Morrison," begins at noon at St Francis College, Brooklyn.
Across her storied career, Toni Morrison was a chronicler and critic of our national narrative, and her recent death concludes this vibrant passage of American literary history. From essential novels like Beloved, Song of Solomon, and The Bluest Eye, to her critical essays and lectures on race, place, and culture, Morrison—the first black woman of any nationality to win the Nobel prize—cast our nation’s history into complicated, powerful narratives. Morrison’s longtime editor, Robert Gottlieb (Avid Reader), joins Saidiya Hartman (Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval), and Nafissa Thompson-Spires (Heads of the Colored People) to discuss Morrison’s indelible imprint on our past, present, and future. Moderated by Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.