Sunday, August 14, 2016
Peter Sellars introduces Toni Morrison at the Macdowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, August 14, 2016. Ms. Morrison was awarded the 2016 Edward Macdowell Medal. It was hot and humid under the big tent, but a huge and enthusiastic crowd stuck out the speeches. In her graceful acceptance speech, Morrison told the crowd how she had begun writing, how The Bluest Eye suffered many rejections, and how she met Robert Gottlieb, her editor for many years now. Despite the sultry weather, a good time was had by all.