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Alice Walker 75 (AW75) *SOLD OUT*
The Plaza Arts Center
Eatonton, GA
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Alice Walker 75 (AW75) *SOLD OUT*
To celebrate the occasion of Alice Walker's 75th birthday, the Georgia Writers Museum will host a day's worth of activities and events to honor the Eatonton native's life and achievements on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Walker will attend the festivities, which will culminate with her taking the stage of the Plaza Arts Center for a candid conversation with Valerie Boyd, editor of Walker's forthcoming journals and author of the award-winning biography, Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston.



9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Attendee Registration and Check-in
Plaza Arts Center

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Screening and Discussion of American Masters Documentary
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
Talkback with filmmaker Pratibha Parmar and scholar Salamishah Tillet
Plaza Arts Center

***THE BUS TOURS ARE NOW FULL*** Please enjoy one of our other planned morning activities.
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Morning Alice Walker Bus Tours (Full Day and First Half Ticketholders Only)
Plaza Arts Center Parking Lot
Seating Full - RSVP Required

10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
See Eatonton On Your Own and Visit Area Merchants
Eatonton Square

11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Boxed Lunches Available (Full Day and First Half Ticketholders Only)
Plaza Arts Center

2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Words & Music: Writers and Musicians Pay Tribute to Alice Walker
(Full Day and First Half Ticketholders Only)
Featuring readings and performances by:
Daniel Black, Pearl Cleage, Melanie R. Hill, Tayari Jones, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Rebecca Walker, and Evelyn C. White
Plaza Arts Center

3:45 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Author Readings and Book Signings
Books Available for Purchase from Charis Books & More
Georgia Writers Museum

***THE BUS TOURS ARE NOW FULL*** Please enjoy one of our other planned afternoon activities.
3:45 P.M. - 5:45 P.M.
Afternoon Alice Walker Bus Tours
(Full Day and Second Half Ticketholders Only)
Plaza Arts Center Parking Lot
Seating Limited - RSVP Required

6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Cocktail Reception with Birthday Cake Cutting and Champagne Toast
(Full Day and Second Half Ticketholders Only)
Plaza Arts Center

7:45 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
An Evening with Alice Walker (Full Day and Second Half Ticketholders Only)
Featuring Ms. Walker in Conversation with author Valerie Boyd
Plaza Arts Center


Born in Eatonton, Georgia, on February 9, 1944, Alice Walker is an internationally recognized novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, and activist. Her books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, five children's books, and volumes of essays and poetry. Her most famous novel, The Color Purple, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction in 1983.

Walker's work has been translated into more than two dozen languages, and her books have sold more than 15 million copies. In 2001, Walker was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, and five years later, she was an inaugural inductee into the California Hall of Fame. Emory University acquired Walker's personal and literary archives in 2007 and began cataloging her papers the following year. The Alice Walker Papers are available to the public at Emory in Atlanta.


The mission of the Georgia Writers Museum is to create a new generation of readers and writers through the celebration of Georgia's remarkable literary heritage. Internationally known writers Alice Walker, Flannery O'Connor, and Joel Chandler Harris grew up and began writing in the same area of the state where the Museum is now located.

The Museum is also the year-round home for the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame exhibit. The Hall of Fame was established in 2000 as part of the University of Georgia's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, which honors Georgia writers and introduces the public to rich collections of Georgia's literary and cultural history.

In 2011, business owners and citizens of Eatonton and Putnam County, Georgia, gathered to discuss ways in which they could drive economic growth and enhance the quality of life in Georgia's Lake Country. Two years later, this group formed Lake Country Arts, a nonprofit organization tasked with creating arts-related venues and attractions to bring tourists and visitors to the Lake Country. The Georgia Writers Museum, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is the first initiative of Lake Country Arts.

The Museum opened in downtown Eatonton in April 2014.


The Plaza Arts Center (View)
305 N. Madison Ave.
Eatonton, GA 31024
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Arts > Visual
Education > Tours
Film > Movies
Other > Charity

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Georgia Writers Museum
On BPT Since: Mar 12, 2019
Georgia Writers Museum
(706) 991-5119

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