Pulitzer Prize winning writer Alice Walker is on tour discussing her latest book, Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker edited by Valerie Boyd, who passed away February 12 after a long battle with cancer.
Charis Books and More, the South’s oldest independent feminist bookstore hosted Walker, who was in virtual conversation with award-winning playwright and poet Pearl Cleage. The two discussed many components of the book including Walker’s process, collaborating with Boyd, the housing of Walker and Cleage’s papers at Emory University and the importance of journaling. Walker discussed using journaling to examine your personal growth and to remember the adventures in your life. Watch a clip from their conversation below:
Watch the entire conversation on Crowdcast here.
Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker is widely available at online and in-person bookstores near you.
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This article was written by Nsenga K. Burton, founder & editor-in-chief of the award-winning news site The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on Twitter @Ntellectual.