Event Title

Reading: Toi Derricotte

Presenter Information

Toi Derricotte

Location

Memorial Union Ballroom

Event Website

http://www.undwritersconference.org

Start Date

26-3-1998 8:00 PM

End Date

26-3-1998 9:00 PM

Description

In this audiovisual recording from Thursday, March 26, 1998, as part of the 29th Annual UND Writers Conference: “the use of [HISTORY],” Toi Derricotte reads a selection of her work. Derricotte reads “Early Memory: The California Zephyr” and “Lightning Bug” from The Black Notebooks and engages the audience in a dialogue about racism and racial stereotypes. Derricotte also reads the poems “Tender,” “Not Forgotten,” “The Touch,” and “The Body Awakening” from the collection Tender and “Delivery” from Natural Birth. Derricotte also responds to audience questions about facing the difficulties of history and her technical craft. Derricotte closes by singing “Deep Song” by Billie Holiday.

Introduced by Dr. Sheryl Saunders.

Note: A portion of this reading wasn't recorded.

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Reading: Toi Derricotte

Memorial Union Ballroom

In this audiovisual recording from Thursday, March 26, 1998, as part of the 29th Annual UND Writers Conference: “the use of [HISTORY],” Toi Derricotte reads a selection of her work. Derricotte reads “Early Memory: The California Zephyr” and “Lightning Bug” from The Black Notebooks and engages the audience in a dialogue about racism and racial stereotypes. Derricotte also reads the poems “Tender,” “Not Forgotten,” “The Touch,” and “The Body Awakening” from the collection Tender and “Delivery” from Natural Birth. Derricotte also responds to audience questions about facing the difficulties of history and her technical craft. Derricotte closes by singing “Deep Song” by Billie Holiday.

Introduced by Dr. Sheryl Saunders.

Note: A portion of this reading wasn't recorded.

https://commons.und.edu/writers-conference/1998/day3/1