Watch Morrison’s entire remarks on freedom of expression and the role of the writer from 2008.In addition to her work as a writer, Morrison was also a teacher, editor, and mentor. In 2014, she told NEA Arts Magazine about writing guidance she once gave her students.
“When I taught creative writing at Princeton, [my students] had been told all of their lives to write what they knew. I always began the course by saying, ‘Don’t pay any attention to that.’ First, because you don’t know anything and second, because I don’t want to hear about your true love and your mama and your papa and your friends,” she said. “Think of somebody you don’t know. What about a Mexican waitress in the Rio Grande who can barely speak English? Or what about a Grande Madame in Paris?
Things way outside their camp. Imagine it, create it. Don’t record and editorialize on some event that you’ve already lived through. I was always amazed at how effective that was. They were always out of the box when they were given license to imagine something wholly outside their existence. I thought it was a good training for them. Even if they ended up just writing an autobiography, at least they could relate to themselves as strangers.”
Morrison died August 5, 2019, at the age of 88.
You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
Chloe Anthony Wofford "Toni" Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.
The Toni Morrison Society was founded May 28, 1993, at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association in Baltimore, Maryland. At the invitation of Carolyn Denard, then an Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University, twenty-six scholars and supporters of Morrison's work met in Baltimore to establish the Toni Morrison Society as an official member of the coalition of American author societies that comprise the American Literature Association. With its founding, the Toni Morrison Society became the 41st author society of the Association and the fourth dedicated to an African American author.
Five months after the founding of the Society, Toni Morrison won the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature. With the increased interest in Morrison's works after she won the Nobel Prize, the Society quickly grew from a small body of devoted Morrison scholars in the United States to an international literary society of more than 600 members, whose home countries include Japan, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, France, England, Germany, China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Australia. The Advisory Board is made up of leading individuals in the academic, art, business, and lay communities who support and wish to enhance the mission of the Society. In 1995, the Society was incorporated and chartered in the state of Georgia. In 1997, the Society became a registered, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Do you love chocolate?
Meet the lady behind the chocolate brand of worldwide fame, Hershey’s! Started in the USA, Hershey’s chocolate has gone far.
American businesswoman Michele Buck is the first female CEO of Hershey’s, and is the successor of John Bilbrey, since 2017.
Buck had worked at Hershey’s since 2005, and had previously worked at Kraft/Nabisco, having worked in very high profile roles for nearly 20 years. She has a very strong background in the food industry, and came into her CEO role knowing her stuff inside out. She has earned her position, and has put in years of work.
In this short video, Michele tells us a little bit about her early life, and why she is passionate about what she does.
This is the man behind your weekly shop!
Dave Lewis became the CEO of supermarket giant Tesco back in 2014, having worked for Unilever for 27 years, having worked his way up from a graduate position to President of Personal Care. In the early 90s, he started the Dove personal care brand, and 10 years later launched the Dove Real Beauty campaign, which used ordinary women in its advertisements, rather than models.
Tesco is the largest seller of Unilever and Dove products in the UK, so Lewis’s experience in various UK and international roles in Unilever was an asset to his new leadership position.
A keen runner, having completed the London Marathon, Dave is passionate about increasing people’s health and wellbeing.
World Top Directors Within Corporations
Dame Carolyn McCall - Chief Executive of ITV
Carolyn was born in India to British expat parents. She grew up in both India and Singapore, completing her university degree in Kent, UK. She started her career as a teacher, and after gaining her masters degree in Politics, she held roles in the construction industry, research planning, and sales and advertising at Guardian Media Group. In 2006, she became the CEO of Guardian News and Media. Since then, she has been Non-Executive Director of New Look, Lloyds Bank, and Tesco.
McCall is new to the role of CEO of ITV, and is eager to bring a fresh perspective, and a forward thinking edge to the company, bringing it full steam ahead into the digital age, leaving behind a “cosy, traditional” feel.
McCall is inspiring to fellow women who aspire to succeed in business, because of her energy, creativity and drive. As well as being a business woman, she has a husband and three children whom she is devoted to. As well as being highly motivated and a doer, she is a passionate advocate of work life balance.
In this article, taken from a live conversation with Carolyn McCall at Bloomfest, a high profile networking event for women in the communications industry, she talks about breaking harmful female stereotypes, and the challenges of running a business while bringing up three teenage children...
YouTube star Stampy Cat sets a new recorde
"If you want to break a record title, make sure you're doing it in something that you enjoy. Don't just look to the games that other people are competing in - look at what you love doing. If you're enjoying yourself you're not going to worry about all of the dedication you're going to need to break your record title."ts
Joseph Garrett, a.k.a Stampy Cat, is one Minecraft's most well-known gamers and now he has two Guinness World Records titles to his name.
"Aunt" Clara Brown In her own words. Early Life Harsh Life Famous Quote "I will always go where Jesus calls me."
Born in 1800 into a life of slavery in Virginia, Clara Brown, after many years of hard work, grew into a community leader and philanthropist, helping many freed slaves to settle and rebuild their lives during the California gold rush.