Celebrating the Life of Toni Morrison


We celebrate the life and works of Toni Morrison, the beloved author and giant of American literature who passed away in August.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Free and Open to the Public


O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Room 108 (Leather Room)

The English Department and the American Culture and Difference program invite the St. Thomas community and the general public to join us in a celebration of the life and work of Toni Morrison, beloved author and giant of American literature who passed away on August 5, 2019. 

Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of several novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), Sula, and a number of other titles. She received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her work.

At this event, we'll invite guests to share recollections of the influence of Morrison’s work on their lives, whether personally or in the classroom.  Please bring a favorite passage or passages to read aloud.  We will have copies of her novels and other writings available for reading as well. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Parking (available for $1.50/hour before 4pm)

Anderson Parking Facility--located at the corner of Cretin Ave. and Grand Ave.

Morrison Parking Ramp--located beneath Morrison Residence Hall, visitors parking in the Morrison ramp should enter campus at the intersection of Selby Ave. and Finn St. Follow the drive aisle south, under the skyway, toward the stadium. Take a hard right at the end of the drive aisle. The visitor ramp entrance is the eastern entrance beneath the residence hall.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.