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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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AW75 Presenter Tayari Jones Wins the Aspen Words Literary Prize

April 11, 2019 – A panel of judges unanimously voted to award the second annual Aspen Words Literary Prize to Tayari Jones for her novel An American Marriage. Samrat Upadhyay, a finalist for last year’s award and chair of this year’s panel of judges, said that An American Marriage is “going to have a place in the literary imagination for

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Alice Walker’s Latest Poetry Collection Wins a 2019 NAACP Image Award

March 31, 2019 – Alice Walker‘s latest book of poetry, Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, won a 2019 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry.” The 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards Ceremony took place Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with Black-ish actor Anthony Anderson hosting the live broadcast on TV One. To

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AW75 Speaker Salamishah Tillet on Panel to Discuss “Sheroes” and “Hidden Figures” for Women’s History Month

March 29, 2019 – Salamishah Tillet, scholar, activist, and Henry Rutgers Professor of African American and African Studies and Creative Writing at Rutgers University Newark, participated in a panel discussion entitled “No More Hidden Figures: Honoring and Recognizing the Sheroes Among Us.” Read more in this article by Claretta Bellamy. Tillet will join other esteemed writers and artists at the

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New Play by AW75 Presenter Pearl Cleage Featured in Atlanta Magazine

New Play by AW75 Presenter Pearl Cleage Featured in Atlanta Magazine March 18, 2019 – “Carving a space for fully realized female characters in the theater canon is an uphill battle. According to the Theater Communications Group, only 20 percent of plays performed on American stages are written by women. Also, many productions depict women as long-suffering wives, mothers, or

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