America's first black female Nobel prize winner is visiting Virginia Tech.
Toni Morrison, author of "The Bluest Eye, Sula and Beloved", which became a movie starring Oprah Winfrey, was introduced at the Holtzman Alumni Center.
The tribute is being presented by Virginia Tech's "Center for the Arts."
Monday, a roomfull of Morrison's fans asked her all kinds of questions, including how Virginia Tech landed her on its campus.
"Well I called Maya, 'we should do something, Toni's son died, and nothing takes the place of a child we know that. But we wanted to show her that we loved her and we are poets. So whenever poets want to show love, we do reads," said Nikki Giovanni.
Tuesday night, fans and friends will gather at Burruss Hall Auditorium at seven to read excerpts from Toni Morrison's works.