Emory to unveil Walker literary archive this week

ATLANTA — Emory University is unveiling the literary archives of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker for the first time since she donated the collection to the Atlanta school a year ago.

ATLANTA — Emory University is unveiling the literary archives of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker for the first time since she donated the collection to the Atlanta school a year ago. The university is holding a two-day symposium starting Thursday to honor Walker. The event will feature a panel discussion featuring feminist Gloria Steinem and activist and author Howard Zinn. Walker will give a reading at 8 p.m. Friday at Emory. The collection spans 40 years and includes letters, journals and photos. It also includes the original handwritten draft of "The Color Purple," which garnered Walker a Pulitzer in 1983. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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