Tickets for overflow seating, Toni Morrison event now available
Tickets for "Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison" in Burruss Hall Auditorium sold out in 28 hours. Due to popular demand, an overflow location has been established, where a live video stream of the evening's program will be broadcast. Admission to the venue is free but tickets are required and limited to 2 per person. Tickets are available at the Ticket Office, online (http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=21575&schedule=list) and by phone 540-231-5615. Tickets bought online and by phone include a service fee.
Toni Morrison, American novelist, editor and professor, will be celebrated by guests from such expansive fields as literature, music, government and more. Some of Morrison's best-known novels are "The Bluest Eye," "Sula," "Song of Solomon," and "Beloved." She won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993 and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988 for "Beloved," which was adapted into a film starring Oprah Winfrey in 1998. In 2006, a survey of writers and literary critics by The New York Times ranked "Beloved" as the best work of American fiction for the past 25 years.