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Filmed October 2, 2012 Emory University

Atlanta-based novelist and playwright Pearl Cleage joins writer Alice Walker for a conversation that focuses on their creative influences, the writers they read, and how they’ve been inspired by each other’s work. The conversation, hosted by Rosemary Magee, is moderated by University of Georgia journalism professor and author Valerie Boyd.

Published on Oct 9, 2012 by Emory University

Posted to the New Internationalist | Aug 2012

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The award-winning author, poet and activist considers herself above all a daughter of the Earth, as she explains to Frank Barat.

What’s your earliest memory?

I think my earliest memory is of being enchanted by dust motes as I crawled around a handmade wooden chair. This must have been when I was a baby.… Continue reading

August 31, 2010

 

Writer’s Digest Conversation with Jessica Strawser

 

Decades before her groundbreaking novel The Color Purple, Alice Walker was already a distinctive voice in American and world literature. Decades later, she remains a force—and an inspiration to writers everywhere.

Alice Walker is one of those rare writers who’s had the privilege of witnessing the impact of her own legacy—though it’s one to… Continue reading

By Marianne Schnall

Alice Walker is known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning  The Color Purple (now a major Broadway play), her many volumes of poetry, and her powerful nonfiction collections. Her other bestselling books include In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens The Temple of My Familiar Possessing the Secret of Joy By the Light of… Continue reading

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