Sunday, October 1
Six Bridges Book Festival: Classic In Context Discussion – For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf
From its inception in California in 1974 to its Broadway revival in 2022, the Obie Award–winning play for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country for nearly fifty years. Passionate and fearless, Ntozake Shange’s words reveal what it meant to be a woman of color in the twentieth century.
Six Bridges Book Festival: Classic In Context Film Screening – For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf
Immediately following the Classic In Context noon discussion with Miller Williams prizewinning poet Shaina Phenix, we will screen Tyler Perry’s film adaptation of the Ntozake Shange book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf.
Sponsored by Dr. Elizabeth Fletcher Dishongh Charitable Trust.
To participate in the Traditional Pie Bake-Off and Recipe Swap Competition, entrants should be at The Root Café at 2:45PM with their best pie and copies of the recipe. Spectators should arrive at 3PM.
Monetary and other prizes will be awarded, and the restaurant will be open during the event as well. Special guest judge Stacey Mei Yan Fong,
The Ghost Variations is a collection of 100 very short stories about ghosts, hauntedness, and the afterlife. Brockmeier will be reading from new work.
Sponsored by Windstream.
For more information about this event, or the Six Bridges Book Festival, please call 501-918-3000.
For more than twenty years, Maureen Corrigan has been the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air. She is also a columnist for the Washington Post as well as the Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University, where her courses are very popular and her lectures have been described as “brilliant,” “hilarious,” “passionate,” and “eloquent.” She is the author of Leave Me Alone,