Toni Morrison to Speak At UB On April 24

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: March 21, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

Morrison, who serves as Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Council of Humanities at Princeton University, will speak as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

The lecture is sponsored by just buffalo literary center, inc.

Morrison¹s six major novels -- "Tar Baby," "The Bluest Eye," "Song of Solomon," "Sula," "Beloved" and "Jazz" -- have received extensive national acclaim. She received the National Book Critics Award in 1977 for "Song of Solomon" and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for "Beloved."

She also has authored a book of essays, "Playing in the Dark," and was editor of "Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas and the Construction of Social Reality."

With degrees from Howard and Cornell universities, Morrison has taught and lectured at Yale and Rutgers universities and Bard College, among others. She held the Albert Schweitzer Chair in the Humanities at the University at Albany from 1984-89.

The Distinguished Speakers Series, now in its 10th year, is presented by UB and the Don Davis Auto World Lectureship Fund. The affiliate series sponsor is Amherst Chamber of Commerce.

Co-sponsor of Morrison's lecture is the University Bookstore. Contributing sponsors are The Buffalo News, Planned Parenthood of Buffalo and Erie County, and the Student Association and Faculty of Arts and Letters, both at UB.

Call 645-ARTS for ticket information. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Center for the Arts Box Office and at all TicketMaster locations, or by phone through TicketMaster at 852-5000.