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Voices of the Gap presents...Sapphire!

Miss Gray

on 15 April 2010

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Transcript of SAPPHIRE

RAMONA LOFTON aka SAPPHIRE About our author...
Brief History...
Works Completed...
Interested??? Questions..?? Just in case that wasn't enough...
Why... you ask??
Accolades... http://www.allbookstores.com/author/Sapphire.html http://www.apurnell.com/wilreadings/Sapphire.htm http://aalbc.com/authors/sapphireexcerpt.htm Born August 4, 1950 in Fort Ord, California
Parents were both involved in the Army
Sapphire's Childhood
The move to Los Angeles
Black Power Movement
Various Jobs
Back to School
Hard Times winner of Best Adapted Screenplay award for "Precious (2010)
winner of thenBlack Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award (1997) winner of the Book-of-Month-Club Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction (1997) American Dreams (1994)
Push (1996)
Black Wings & Blind Angels (1999) High Risk 2: Writings on Sex, Death & Subversions, Critical Condition: Women on the Edge of Violence, and Women on Women: An Anthology of American Lesbian Short Fiction.
Mediations on the Rainbow: A Book of Poetry
"Wild Thang"
"Push" and the Atlantic Monthly

winner the MacArthur Scholarship in Poetry and Downtown Magazine's Year of the Poet III Award (1994) Education
Drive for Writing
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