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Writers Justin Torres And Dorothy Allison Share Inspiration

Justin Torres and Dorothy Allison
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Writers Justin Torres and Dorothy Allison Share Inspiration

We continue asking writers for stories about their inspiration. Justin Torres, author of We The Animals, talks about trying to find his place as a young writer and reading Dorothy Allison's book Bastard Out of Carolina. He met her and she became a mentor. So we call up Dorothy Allison and she talks about the writer that turned her world upside down - Toni Morrison. She says that the author of Sula and The Bluest Eye allowed her to go inside a world she did not know and see both pain and beauty.

Dick then visits with artist Toni Scott, who has spent years making art based on the life of American slaves. She has studied the slave narratives in the Library of Congress, and built life-size castings of people in her work Bloodlines.

Music in this episode: "The Long Road" and "Photographs" by Eddie Vedder; "Every Morning " by Keb' Mo'; "Capetown Lullaby" by David Schulman.

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Before coming to North Carolina Public Radio to host The Story, Dick Gordon was host of The Connection, a daily national call-in talk show produced in Boston, from 2001 to 2005. Gordon is well-known in the profession as an experienced, seasoned journalist with an extensive background in both international and domestic reporting. He was a war correspondent and back-up host for the CBC's This Morning, a national current affairs radio program. An award winning journalist, he has also served as a Parliamentary reporter, Moscow correspondent and South Asia correspondent for both radio and television.
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