Literary Agent Breaks Down How to Win in
EBONY.comLiterary Agent Breaks Down How to Win in Self-PublishingEBONY.com“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison. The facts don't lie. Everyone who publishes a successful book doesn't have a deal with a major publisher. Over the last two decades ...and more »
Posted on 18 January 2017 | 4:28 am
The Sweetest Debut: Mahtem Shiferraw Writes
The Sweetest Debut: Mahtem Shiferraw Writes Poetry of Migration and Displacement and Binge-Watches 'Scandal'FlavorwireWelcome to The Sweetest Debut, a regular installment in which we reach out to debut (or near-debut, we're flexible!) fiction, poetry and nonfiction authors working with presses of all sizes, and find out about their pop culture diets, their writing ...
Posted on 17 January 2017 | 11:15 am
More than 30 writers resist at NMAJH event -
Philly.com (blog)More than 30 writers resist at NMAJH eventPhilly.com (blog)I was extremely moved by an excerpt from Toni Morrison's Beloved, read by writer and Penn professor Herman Beavers. Organizers were pleased with the results. Feldman said, “Yesterday reminded me how important it is for us – writers, readers, citizens ...
Posted on 17 January 2017 | 10:45 am
4 Books Obama Put on Malia's Kindle - Newser
Newser4 Books Obama Put on Malia's Kindle - NewserNewserPresident Obama managed to remain an avid reader even during his presidency, and New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani interviewed him about the ...and more »
Posted on 17 January 2017 | 9:30 am
Ava DuVernay Calls Engaging With Trump
JezebelAva DuVernay Calls Engaging With Trump Voters a 'Distraction' in Convo With Oprah and Van JonesJezebelDuVernay's similar thoughts—about the burden of having to explain the basics of humanity and argue with oppressors—echo the legend Toni Morrison's perspective on the distractive nature of racism, as stated in her 1975 lecture in Portland. “The ...and more »
Posted on 17 January 2017 | 9:04 am
The Bearable Lightness of Michael Dirda
Not literally—he grew up in Lorain, Ohio, whereas I’m from the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. He is also 30 years older than I am, though in a coincidence, my father grew up in Lorain, a town that also produced Toni Morrison. He claims to dislike ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:08 pm
The Fire This Time: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s
The literary device employed is no coincidence. Toni Morrison has anointed Coates as the successor to James Baldwin, and while that is a heavy burden for any 40 year old to bear, it is one that he just might manage to handle with grace. Despite having ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:55 pm
8 Books to Add to the Modern Brown Girl
Eventually, I found Toni Morrison, Dr. Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Zora Neale Hurston, and more. I fell in love. It is no secret that women—particularly women of color—are coming for the old guard in literary and genre-specific writing circles and ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:02 pm
10 popular grammar myths debunked by a
The following sentence appeared in the verbal section of a 2002 College Board exam, and students were asked to identify an error if there was one: Toni Morrison's genius enables her to create novels that arise from and express the injustices African ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:29 am
International network France 24 spotlights
From the glamour of the Cannes film festival to 25 th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, to interviews with George Clooney, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Toni Morrison and Quincy Jones and so many more, "Encore!" is aimed at taking you to the ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:11 am