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Writers LIVE! A.J. Verdelle

Award-winning novelist A.J. Verdelle will discuss her friendship with the late novelist Toni Morrison.  Her book, part-memoir and part-ruminations on a writing life, explores their long relationship that was forged from their shared desire to write about Black women’s lives.  A.J. Verdelle will be joined in conversation by Morgan State University philosophy and religious studies professor Harold Morales. 

A.J. Verdelle is a  creative writing professor at Morgan State University and Lesley University.  She is the author of several books and essays and the recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award.

Harold Morales is a philosophy and religious studies professor as well as the director of the Center for the Study of Religion and the City at Morgan State University.  He is the author of Latino & Muslim in America: Race, Religion, and the Making of a New Minority. 

This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   

To attend in person we strongly encourage you to register here.

Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program. 

Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Writers LIVE!, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Book Discussions, Virtual Event

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Writers LIVE at the Library

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Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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