Virtual Event: Selected Shorts presents Toni Morrison Remembered

Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m.
In partnership with KERA 
Recording available through March 6 
Selected Shorts returns to Arts & Letters Live with a tribute to Toni Morrison, who died in August 2019. Her novels, including Beloved, Jazz, and Song of Solomon, have become an indelible part of the American canon. Her fierce, poetic visions articulated deep truths about racial injustice in America and earned her the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was also an editor, an advocate, a teacher, and a mother. 

Hosted by award-winning author Yaa Gyasi (Homegoing, Transcendent Kingdom), actors will include Emmy Award winner Joe Morton (Rowan/Eli Pope in Scandal), Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere), and Atandwa Kani (Black Panther)

This not-to-be-missed program features commentary about Morrison’s legacy along with actor readings of “The Dancing Mind” (the speech she delivered upon her acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1996), her short story “Sweetness,” and excerpts from the novels Jazz and Sula


Public: $12 

DMA Member: $10