Three Days Before the First Ever
Digital Book Signing Event…
Nobel Laureate and novelist, Toni Morrison (who just turned 82 on February 18)
and Bay Area novelist, poet, and MacArthur “Genius Award” recipient Ishmael Reed conversed live from the legendary Harlem Arts Salon on February 24, 2013.
On the same day, I visited the Toni Morrison Elementary School and the Toni Morrison Reading room in the Lorrain Public Library where I met some of the nicest people.
Then on February 27 at 3 p.m, Ms. Morrison participated in a first ever digital book signing of her latest novel, “Home,” using a Wacom tablet from New York’s Google offices. Additionally, she participated in a live Google+ Hangout celebrating the culmination of Black History Month. I had the honor to be 1 out of 5 people in the country selected to participate in an intimate conversation with Ms. Morrison where at the end of the event she graced all five of us with a signed digital copy of “Home.” A heartfelt thanks to Ms. Morrison and Google+ for a memorable experience!