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Siegal Lifelong Learning Program offers course taking deep dive into Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon and Beloved

Upon her passing in 2019, The New York Times called Toni Morrison a “towering novelist of the Black Experience.” Margalit Fox, in her obituary, wrote that “[Morrison] explored Black identity in America…through luminous, incantatory prose resembling that of no other writer in English.” 

The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will hold a course titled “How Gentle, How Clever, How Loving, How Human: An Exploration of Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon and Beloved.” 

Taught by writer, educator and cultural facilitator Michelle Quarles Smith, this remote course will be held Thursdays from July 16 to Aug. 6. It will offer a “deep dive” into the beautiful poetry, complex themes and unflinching politics of two of the most unique, widely read, and world-renowned novels by the Nobel Prize-winning author: Song of Solomon and Beloved.

Get more information and register for the course.