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Tuesday, September 21, 1999

Toni Morrison Tickets Still Available

SALISBURY, MD--Tickets are still available for a much anticipated reading by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison at Salisbury State University. Her reading is Sunday, September 26, at 2 p.m. in Maggs Gymnasium. Tickets are beging distributed at the Guerrieri University Center Information Desk.

Morrison's original visit in April was postponed after she became ill. New tickets are needed for those wishing to attend. Admission is free and seating is on a first come-first seated basis. The doors to the gymnasium open at 1 p.m.; the Keith Marks Trio will play. Morrisons reading begins at 2 p.m. Once she begins, no late comers will be admitted.

Morrison, 68, has had a distinguished career as a teacher, editor, novelist and essayist. In 1993 she became the first African-American to win the Nobel Prize for literature.

Her seven novels, The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby, Beloved, Jazz and Paradise, have received international critical acclaim. She received the National Book Critics Award in 1977 for Song of Solomon and the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved. Both novels also were chosen as the main selections for the Book of the Month Club.

She has received honorary degrees from Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Sarah Lawrence, Oberlin, Dartmouth, Yale, Georgetown, Columbia, Brown, University of Michigan and Universite Paris 7-Denis Diderot. She was also the recipient of the Washington College Literary Award in 1987.

She has received honorary degrees from Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Sarah Lawrence, Oberlin, Dartmouth, Yale, Georgetown, Columbia, Brown, University of Michigan and Universite Paris 7-Denis Diderot. She was also the recipient of the Washington College Literary Award in 1987.

Morrison earned her bachelors degree from Howard Unversity and her masters from Cornell. She has taught on several campuses and currently is Robert F. Goheen Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.

Morrison is expected to read from her latest novel, Paradise.

SSU sponsors of Morrison's visit include the Student Government Association, Cultural Affairs Council and Multiethnic Student Services. Business sponsors include Perdue Farms Incorporated, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Salisbury and Delmarby.

For more information call 410-543-6271 or 410-543-6006.


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