The Pat Conroy Literary Center and the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network proudly present executive director Jonathan Haupt in conversation with novelist Tina McElroy Ansa and journalist Wanda S. Lloyd, editors of Meeting at the Table: African American Women Write on Race, Culture, and Community.
GUESTS: Tina McElroy Ansa is the author of five award-winning novels, including Baby of the Family, The Hand I Fan With, Ugly Ways and You Know Better. In 2004, she founded the Sea Island Writers Retreat, and in 2007, she founded DownSouth Press, which published her fifth novel, Taking After Mudear. Ansa has been honored with he Bebe Moore Campbell Memorial Award of the National Book Club Conference and the Stanley W. Lindberg Award for contributions to the literary arts of Georgia. SIn 2011, Ansa was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts from her alma mater Spelman College.
Wanda S. Lloyd is author of the memoir Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism. A retired newspaper editor with experience at seven daily newspapers, including The Washington Post and USA Today, Lloyd grew up in Savannah. She retired from daily journalism in 2013 as executive editor of the Montgomery Advertiser, and accepted the position of chair and associate professor of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Savannah State University. In 2019 Lloyd was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame. She served on the Board of Trustees at Spelman College, her alma mater, for almost 20 years. In 2016, Spelman awarded her the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
HOST: Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and co-editor of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.