Alice Walker “Gathering Blossoms Under Fire” Event

Monday, April 18th at 7:00 PM

When: April 18, 2022

Where: First Congregational Church of Berkeley

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Alice Walker is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist. In 1982, she became the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, which she was awarded for her novel The Color Purple. Over the span of her career, Walker has published seventeen novels and short story collections, twelve non-fiction works, and collections of essays and poetry.

Beverly Guy-Sheftall is an American Black feminist scholar, writer and editor, who is the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies and English at Spelman College, in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the founding director of the Spelman College Women's Research and Resource Center, the first at a historically Black college or university.

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First Congregational Church of Berkeley

Please join KPFA for a very special LIVE IN-PERSON EVENT with Alice Walker at The First Congregational Church of Berkeley on Monday, April 18th at 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of her most recent book, Gathering Blossoms Under Fire. Ms. Walker will be in conversation with Beverly Guy-Sheftall on this evening and they will be hosted by KPFA’s Sabrina Jacobs.

From National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alice Walker and edited by critic and writer Valerie Boyd, comes an unprecedented compilation of Walker’s fifty years of journals drawing an intimate portrait of her development over five decades as an artist, human rights and women’s activist, and intellectual.

“Over three decades of journal entries from Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker come together in this impressive compendium… Walker’s fans are in for a treat.” Publishers Weekly

“The well-populated volume features many of Walker’s notable friends, including Gloria Steinem and Angela Davis, and lovers who brought delight and, sometimes, despair. An intimate glimpse into an important writer’s life.” Kirkus Reviews

*Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry, masks strongly encouraged

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