Books & Books is partnering with the Coral Gables Art Cinema to pay tribute to the memory of trailblazing literary icon Toni Morrison. Join us on Saturday, September 14 for a special screening of Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ documentary meditation on her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. After the screening, National Book Award finalist Edwidge Danticat will reflect on receiving “the ancestral blessings” of her mentor.
The first 20 people who purchase a copy of The Source of Self-Regard on our website and enter the code “TICKET” into the comment field will receive a free ticket to the screening.
About the moderator:
Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, The Dew Breaker, Create Dangerously, Claire of the Sea Light, and Everything Inside. She is also the editor of The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, Best American Essays 2011, Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2. She has written seven books for children and young adults, Anacaona, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last Mapou, Mama’s Nightingale, Untwine, My Mommy Medicine, as well as a travel narrative, After the Dance. Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She is a 2009 MacArthur fellow, a 2018 Ford Foundation “The Art of Change” fellow, and the winner of the 2018 Neustadt International Prize.