MOJA at CCPL: The World of Anansi the Spider

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 9:30 am
Venue: Charleston County Public Library
Address: 68 Calhoun Street
Admission: Free

Columbia Marionette Theatre presents “The World of Anansi the Spider”
Features several folk tales narrated by the storyteller, Anansi, a classic character featured in African tales which descended to other cultures such as Jamaican and Gullah.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Film Screening

w/ an Introduction and Poetry by Asiah Mae and Marcus Amaker.

Date: Tuesday, October 1 Doors 6:30 pm, Show  7:00pm
Venue: Charleston Music Hall
Address: 37 John Street
Admission: $8
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After a stint as an editor early in her career, American writer Toni Morrison understood the publishing industry better than the ordinary writer—but she refused to be defined by the establishment. She wrote her books from a vital, underrepresented point of view. Morrison was one of the few who wrote for an African American audience, and she understood the way language could operate as an oppressive or uplifting force—she refused to let her words be marginalized. After years of fighting to be heard, Morrison was awarded a Nobel Prize for her writing, and her novels are now taught in schools around the world. Through a trove of archival material, evocative works of contemporary art, and interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, and Morrison herself, we revisit her famed books and learn about the inspiration for her writing. Throughout, Morrison is effortlessly graceful, insightful, and candid, making this intimate, comprehensive portrait of her life and works an exploration of what it means to be a writer whose stories are so deeply intertwined with often-unrealized national truths.

View the Trailer Here

PURE presents Last Rites

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 7:30pm
Venue: Cannon Street Arts Center
Address: 134 Cannon Street
Admission: $33

It’s the second day of the Detroit riots, in the summer of 1967. In the epicenter of the riot, three people take refuge from the chaos in a gas station. As the violence mounts outside, tensions rise inside as the three consider the harsh nature of loss and the inevitable combustibility of their differences. Last Rites considers both the sparks that ignited the violence and the embers that still burn amid the ashes today.