01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Celebrating Toni Morrison

£0.00£7.00

Date: Saturday 9 October, 2pm-3.15pm
Location: Syngenta Cellar, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street HD1 2SP

HLF marks Black History Month with a special event celebrating the life and work of Toni Morrison, one of the greatest and most celebrated writers of her era, who passed away in August 2019. Featuring Dialogue Books’ authors, Yvonne Battle-Felton and Paul Mendez, and hosted by writer and activist Dr Anita Franklin.

Toni Morrison (1931-2019) was the author of 11 highly acclaimed novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Paradise and Love. She was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.

Yvonne Battle-Felton was the winner of a Northern Writers’ Award in 2017 for her novel, Remembered, which has drawn comparisons with Toni Morrison’s Beloved.

Paul Mendez’s stunning debut novel Rainbow Milk is a bold exploration of race, class, sexuality, freedom and religion.

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Event Details

Date: October 09, 2021

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 03:15 p.m.

Venue: Syngenta Cellar, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street HD1 2SP

Phone: 01484951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

HLF marks Black History Month with a special event celebrating the life and work of Toni Morrison, one of the greatest and most celebrated writers of her era, who passed away in August 2019. Featuring Dialogue Books’ authors, Yvonne Battle-Felton and Paul Mendez, and hosted by writer and activist Dr Anita Franklin.

Toni Morrison (1931-2019) was the author of 11 highly acclaimed novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Paradise and Love, along with two plays, a libretto, short fiction and children’s fiction. She was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.

“She revealed the sins of her nation, while profoundly elevating its canon. She suffused the telling of blackness with beauty, whilst steering us away from the perils of the white gaze. That’s why she told her stories. And why we will never, ever stop reading them.” Afua Hirsch

Yvonne Battle-Felton was the winner of a Northern Writers’ Award in 2017 for her novel, Remembered, which has drawn comparisons with Toni Morrison’s Beloved. A writer of both fiction and creative non-fiction, she has seen her work published in a number of journals and anthologies. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in New Jersey, she holds an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. She is currently a Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.

Paul Mendez is a new writer with an original and urgent voice. His debut novel, Rainbow Milk, is a bold exploration of race, class, sexuality, freedom and religion across generations, time and cultures.

Dialogue Books is an imprint of Little Brown publishers led by publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove. Home to work by inspirational voices often not seen in mainstream publishing, the imprint shines a spotlight on stories for, about and by readers from traditionally under-represented communities.

Age guidance: 16+

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Additional information

Date

9 October 2021

Time

2pm-3.15pm

Cost

£0, £5, £7

Venue

Syngenta Cellar, The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP

Ticket Type

University of Huddersfield staff or student (please bring relevant ID), Concession, Full Price

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