BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 27, 2012 – Free tickets for seating in Burruss Hall Auditorium for “Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison” on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. sold out in 28 hours. Due to high demand, overflow seating is now available in the Graduate Life Center Auditorium, where a live video stream of the evening’s program will be broadcast.
Presented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Morrison will be present as her friends, colleagues, and admirers gather on the Virginia Tech campus to celebrate the American icon’s accomplishments and contributions. A novelist, editor and professor, some of Morrison’s best-known novels are “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula,” “Song of Solomon,” and “Beloved.” She won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993 and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988 for “Beloved,” which was adapted into a film starring Oprah Winfrey in 1998.
Admission to the overflow venue is free, but tickets are required and limited to two per person. Tickets are currently available at the Squires Student Center Ticket Office, online, and by phone at 540-231-5615. Tickets bought online and by phone include a service fee.
Launched in 2005 as an arts initiative, Virginia Tech Arts encompasses efforts university-wide to expand creative practice and support interdisciplinary learning, engagement, and discovery through the arts. The cornerstone project of Virginia Tech Arts is the Moss Arts Center, which houses the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech professional presenting program; the university-level Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology; and television and lab spaces for the Department of Communication.