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Democratic Debate Night One Recap, Toni Morrison Documentary & Sundial Book Club Panel: Miami Blues

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
The film cover of a new Toni Morrison documentary.

The first night of the 2019 Democratic Debate is over. On Wednesday, 10 presidential hopefuls tried to make their case in Miami. Topics included immigration, gun reform and climate change. The Miami Herald’s David Smiley was at the debate and joined Sundial to give a recap.

Toni Morrison is among the most revered modern American authors. She's one of only two female writers to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and her works have been read by millions across the globe. The new film, "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am," details her career and how she remains a dominant political and cultural force continuing to elevate marginalized voices. South Florida filmmaker Timothy Greenfield Sanders directed the film and joined Sundial to talk about his long friendship with Morrison. 

This month the Sundial Book Club has been reading "Miami Blues," by Charles Willeford. This is a South Florida crime noir classic set in the 1980s. For the monthly book club discussion, Sundial gathered a panel of local authors to talk about Willeford, his legacy and influence in the crime genre. Joining the program were Les Standiford, professor, director and founder of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University; and crime author Alex Segura, former reporter and now senior vice president of Publicity and Marketing for Archie Comics. 

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