• Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: February 18, 2023
  • End Date: February 18, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Full
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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Reading the Craft of Toni Morrison in “Beloved”

One of the most celebrated writers in American English, Toni Morrison creates masterful and complicated narrative structures and employs neologisms to convey unspeakable things often left unspoken. We'll look at the structure of Morrison's masterpiece, Beloved (1987)—a narrative of enslaved Africans and their white enslavers—as an example of stories about loss, violence, memory, and healing. This class will be geared toward general readers as well as teachers working with or thinking about working with this formative text.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Michele L. Simms-Burton

Michele L. Simms-Burton


Michele L. Simms-Burton is a writer and a retired university professor living in metro DC. Her recent writings appear in DownBeat, DCMTA, Auburn Avenue, and the Crisis Magazine.