2021 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductee Pearl Cleage will be in conversation with Valerie Boyd, Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence and Associate Professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. A Q&A will follow the conversation.
Cleage, an Atlanta-based writer, is the author of more than 15 plays, including Flyin’ West and Blues for an Alabama Sky, which enjoyed an off-Broadway run last year. Her 1998 novel What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day was an Oprah Book Club pick and spent nine weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Along with seven additional novels, Cleage is the author of two books of poetry, a book of essays and a memoir, Things I Should Have Told My Daughter. Currently serving as Distinguished Artist in Residence at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, Cleage recently completed her first animated film, Sit-In. She often collaborates and performs with her husband, writer Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., creator of the Live at Club Zebra Series! Their most recent project is the children’s book In My Granny’s Garden.
Advance registration for the free event, which will be conducted via Zoom webinar, is required and available here.