Alice Walker to Discuss Life, Poetry and Activism With Others

NEW ROCHELLE – The acclaimed poet, novelist, activist and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alice Walker will engage the audience in an intimate lecture inspired by her life’s work, her new bilingual collection of poems, Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart,translated by Manuel GarcíaVerdecia, and share the significance of this momentous occasion, at New Rochelle High School’s Whitney Young Auditorium, on Wednesday, October 10th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Walker won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for The Color Purple, which was adapted as a movie in 1985, and a Broadway musical in 2005, which earned a Tony award the following year.Walker’s breadth and depth of work, however, includes numerous novels, short stories, and collections of poetry. Walker’s works have sold millions of copies worldwide, and garnered many awards. She is an accomplished speaker and activist in addition to her world-renowned authorship.

Ask Ms. Alice Walker:
Those who attend An Evening with Alice Walkerwill also have the chance to submit the questions they’ve always wanted to ask Ms. Walker prior to the event, and she will answer and address the community during thisrobust and inspiring lecture.These questions may be sent to Dr. “TEA” Traci Alexander at include your name and contact information.

Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event. The cost includes admission,a signed copy of her newest book,Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, and a very special performance. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly. For further information, please visit the WEDC website at or contact Dr. “TEA” Traci Alexander at 917-553-7782 or

Alice Walker:
Alice Walker has been defined as one of the key international writers of the 20th century.An internationally celebrated author, poet and activist, Walker’s books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. Walker has written many additional best sellers; among them, Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992), which detailed the devastating effects of female genital mutilation and led to the 1993 documentary Warrior Marks, a collaboration with the British-Indian filmmaker Pratibha Parmar, with Walker as executive producer. Walker’s work has been translated into more than two-dozen languages, and her books have sold more than 15 million copies.

In 2001, Walker inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. In 2006, Walker was honored as one of the inaugural inductees into the California Hall of Fame. In 2007, Walker’s archives were opened to the public at Emory University. In 2010, Walker presented the keynote address at The 11th Annual Steve Biko Lecture at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, and was awarded the Lennon/Ono Grant for Peace, in Reykjavik, Iceland. Walker went on to donate the financial award to an orphanage, for the children of AIDS victims in Kenya, East Africa.Walker has served as jurist in 2010 and 2012 for two sessions of The Russell Tribunal on Palestine – Cape Town, South Africa, and New York, NYC.

Alice Walker also has a blog on her website:

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