Memory (the deliberate act of remembering) is a form of willed creation. It is not an effort to find out the way it really was – that is research. The point is to dwell on the way it appeared and why it appeared in the particular way.
– Toni Morrison, ‘Memory, Creation, and Writing’ from The Source of Self-Regard
A screening of Toni Morrison’s 1986 talk at the ICA. This talk was part of a series of public conversations hosted by the Guardian in collaboration with the ICA. In conversation with literary critic and novelist A.S. Byatt, Morrison discusses and reads from her masterwork Beloved, reflects on centring black characters and responds to the notion of the black woman writer.
Guardian Conversations: Toni Morrison is a selection from the ICA archive and screened exclusively for Five Volumes for Toni Morrison.
Please note that some of the events within this programme have been modified since first announced due to coronavirus-related international travel restrictions.
Fri, 13 Mar 2020
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This screening and Q&A are relaxed. This means that if you tic, shout or move about, you’re more than welcome.
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This event is seated on hard chairs.
No audience members will be asked to participate, respond on the spot or be touched by speakers.
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Guardian Conversations: Toni Morrison at the ICA (1986)