Cornell University is sponsoring a yearlong series honoring our beloved alumna and literary icon Toni Morrison on the 50th anniversary of her first book, “The Bluest Eye.”

Cornell Celebrates Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison at 90, a colloquium to honor her 90thbirthday, February 18, 5 pm.

This discussion features a panel of international scholars discussing how Morrison’s scholarship and art have impacted writers, critics, and readers, and why her work still feels so fresh and vital today. The Feb. 19 reading is an encore presentation of our Oct. 8 and features authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tayari Jones and Edwidge Danticat, activist Angela Davis, poets Sonia Sanchez and Kevin Young, as well as U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.

An encore presentation of “The Bluest Eye” reading

February 19, 11 am. – 6 pm.

A free virtual screening of “The Pieces I Am,” a documentary of Morrison’s life

Hosted by Ithaca’s Cinemapolis theatre (links posted there soon)

Available on demand, 2/15-2/20

Live talkback, February 20, 4 pm.

For more information visit Cornell Celebrates Toni Morrison

Visit the Arts Unplugged website for more information on these events and many others honoring Morrison this semester.