Special reading of ‘Song of Solomon’

Literacy Partners fundraiser

Gregg Reese | 11/19/2020, 12:14 p.m.

Author Toni Morrison has been gone just over a year now, and her legacy continues in the hearts and minds of her devoted following.

In honor of this lioness of American letters, an on-line marathon reading of one of her most famous works will take place on Friday, Nov. 27 from 5 to 11 p.m. This reading of “Song of Solomon” will be replicated on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 3:30 p.m. Donations are being accepted and tickets for the virtual fundraising event are being sold on eventbrite.

The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Literacy Partners as part of their Literary and Social Justice Series. Suggested donations are $5, and $20 will secure a book bundle.

Since its’ 1977 publication, “Song of Solomon,” has remained a source of controversy, stemming from it’s depiction of the enduring legacy of slavery and racism. Like many American classics, including “The Grapes of Wrath,” by John Steinbeck, “The Color Purple,” by Alice Walker, and “Beloved,” also by Morrison, it has periodically been banned or censored by libraries and schools within the United States due it’s portrayals of violence, sex, and human pain -- recurrent themes throughout Morrison’s work.

Literacy Partners (https://literacypartners.com/) is a West Hollywood-based educational consulting firm committed to develop future leaders and impact the world by virtue of enhanced reading and writing skills.

For further information, visit https://litpartners2020.org/toni-morrison/, or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-tribute-to-toni-morrison-song-of-solomon-marathon-reading-tickets-121549007353.