Alice Walker reads her short story "Fame" from her book of short stories, "You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down," at the San Francisco Women's Building on May 23, 1981. Susanne Lee and Karla Tonella recorded the reading. Walker is the author of three books of poetry: "Once" (1968), "Revolutionary Petunias and other Poems" (1973), "Good night, Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning" (1979). She also edited an anthology of the work of Black Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston entitled "I Love Myself When I'm Laughing: a Zora Neale Hurston reader."
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.