Alice Walker returns to Westchester

Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker is scheduled to make a rare appearance in Westchester County on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Promoting her new bilingual poetry collection, “Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart,” Walker will join the audience in a Q&A session from 7 to 9 p.m. at New Rochelle High School’s Whitney Young Auditorium.

 A 1965 graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, Walker has published many works since her time in college. Her 1982 novel “The Color Purple” won her the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was later adapted into a 1985 Steven Spielberg film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. In 2005, “The Color Purple” began a three-year run on Broadway, earning 11 Tony Award nominations. The musical’s 2015 revival won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

This event is presented by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) and New Rochelle High School. Tickets are $50; $40 a person for groups of 10 or more.

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Meghan McSharry

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