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Butler-Baker School to Be on Alice Walker Tour

Butler-Baker School to Be on Alice Walker Tour June 6, 2019 – The Eatonton Messenger reports that Butler-Baker School, where Alice Walker graduated as valedictorian of the Class of 1961, will be a stop on the Alice Walker 75 bus tours.  

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AW75 Presenter Tayari Jones Wins Women’s Prize For Fiction

AW75 Presenter Tayari Jones Wins Women’s Prize For Fiction June 5, 2019 – “Less than two months after Tayari Jones won the Aspen Words Literary Prize, the American author has claimed a new laurel: the Women’s Prize for Fiction. The judges selected her novel An American Marriage at a ceremony Tuesday night in London, singling it out for praise and a

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AW75 Presenter Salamishah Tillet Reflects on Ava DuVernay’s Latest Project “When They See Us”

AW75 Presenter Salamishah Tillet Reflects on Ava DuVernay’s Latest Project “When They See Us” Salamishah Tillet May 30, 2019 – Salamishah Tillet takes a critical look at Ava DuVernay’s latest project, a Netflix mini-series called “When They See Us.” As Tillet writes, “Ava DuVernay’s mini-series depicts the excruciating toll that persecution and incarceration had on the teenage boys known as

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By the Book: Welcome Home, Alice

Lake Oconee Living Previews AW75 May 16, 2019 – The May/June 2019 “Homegrown” issue of Lake Oconee Living previews the Alice Walker 75 (AW75) event. Read more in “By the Book: Welcome Home, Alice” by the magazine’s editor, Andrea Gable.

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Internationally Bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Alice Walker to Attend 75th Birthday Celebration in Her Honor in Her Hometown of Eatonton, Georgia

Internationally Bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Alice Walker to Attend 75th Birthday Celebration in Her Honor in Her Hometown of Eatonton, Georgia April 27, 2019 – The Georgia Writers Museum, a nonprofit organization and exhibit space that educates the public about the state’s rich literary heritage, will host a one-day celebration of Alice Walker’s 75th birthday on Saturday, July 13,

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