'Precious' Author to Speak at Clark Atlanta Event

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - The poet and author whose book inspired the Academy Award-winning movie "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" will be at Clark Atlanta University next week.

Sapphire is set to give a reading from her novel "Push" and to be part of a panel discussion Oct. 15 at the historically black university.

The novel debuted in 1996, chronicling a woman terrorized by sexual, psychological and physical abuse.

"Precious" won the 2010 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The events are free and open to the public.

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