Aired: October 27, 2012

Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison was born Chloe Wofford in 1931. She was 39 when she published her first novel about a black girl’s painful coming of age in a white society. The Bluest Eye and many subsequent works have earned Morrison the highest accolades in literature and established her as one of America’s leading fiction writers. Nikki Giovanni (Virginia Tech) and Joanne Gabbin (James Madison University) paid tribute to Toni Morrison with an extravaganza at VT that included nationally renowned writers, singers, and poets, including Maya Angelou. With Good Reason interviewed Toni Morrison and shares highlights from the night of tributes.


4 Comments on “Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison”

  1. Fran Fletcher

    I was fortunate enough to awaken in the middle of the
    night when the program was on. I missed a some minutes and would have a cd of the tribute, if possible. What I heard was quite a treat.
    Thank you

  2. Elliot Majerczyk

    Hi Fran,

    Thanks for the nice comment about our show on Toni Morrison. We would be more than happy to send you a CD of this edition of With Good Reason. Just email me your address and we will mail one out to you.

    Elliot Majerczyk
    With Good Reason
    [email protected]

  3. Yolande Scott

    Greetings, Sarah!

    I would like to sing your praises to the winds!

    The broader community needs your input, much like

    that of “A Moment In Time” on WCVE!

    The show today on Pocahontas was mind-blowing in

    it’s de-valuation of the tales we’ve been told.

    I await your show every Sat with great anticipation!

    Since you featured my friend, Lisa Burrs, I’ve

    intended to acknowledge your value to my personal

    pedagogy. Stacy Burrs has valuable tales to tell, as

    well! BRAVO! Please forward Sheer Good Fortune

    and a facsimile of the program booklet.

    Appreciative Regards

  4. Kelley Libby


    Thank you for your kind words. We’re so glad you enjoyed the interview with Page Laws about Pocahontas, and that you’re a regular listener of the program. Your feedback means a lot to us.

    We’re happy to send a CD of the Sheer Good Fortune show. Send me your address, or call me at 434-924-6895, and we’ll get one in the mail to you as soon as possible.

    Thanks again,
    Kelley Libby

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