Author, Poet, Educator
Sapphire is the author of two bestselling novels, Push and The Kid. Push was made into the Academy Award-winning major motion film, Precious. The film adaptation received the Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress. Sapphire is also the author of two collections of poetry.
Sapphire’s poetry, fiction, and essays, have appeared in The Black Scholar, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Teacher’s Voice, The New Yorker, Spin, and Bomb. She has taught literature, fiction, and poetry, workshops at SUNY Purchase, Trinity College, and the Writer’s Voice in New York City and graduate writing workshops at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Brooklyn College, and at the New School University.
Sapphire’s presentation, poetry, novels, and the film Precious, all speak to issues of overcoming adversity and empowerment.
Author reading, Interview, Q&A, Book signing
Herbert H. & Sofia P. Reuner Library Writers Series
Thursday, November 17, 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Author reading, interview, Q & A, book signing