Monday, July 13, 2009

Writers On Writing: Toni Morrison

I often have to remind myself that I come from a long tradition of writers who are also activists and incorporate social, economic, and political themes into their work. So, to keep these authors alive and fresh and in the forefront of my thoughts as I continue my work, I am going to start a little video series.

I have an undergraduate degree in Film/Media and one of my favorite forms of learning is audio-visual (next to voracious reading, of course). So, I will feature writers who've inspired me--writers of color, lgbtq writers, working class writers, women writers and other "other" writers, and their thoughts on writing, creativity, art, activism, politics, feminism, and whatever.

I'm kicking it off with the very grand Toni Morrison sharing her thoughts on being Black, being female, the importance of feelings, the importance of feeling beautiful, and how all these relate to her writing...


2 comments:

Karen Strong said...

Thanks for posting the video Neesha. I LOVE Toni Morrison. I can't wait to see what else you have for your series...

Memelynne said...

I love Toni Morrison. Thanks for sharing.

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